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04 November 2011

Alaa Abdel Fattah to serve the rest of his 15-day detention because of his criticism of a bloody crackdown on protesters by security forces this month.

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03 November 2011

The trial of activists accused of "publicly insulting" top officials in an internet forum found to have been grossly unfair.

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31 October 2011

Alaa Abdel Fattah appeared before military prosecutors but refused to answer questions in protest at civilians being tried before military courts. 

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18 October 2011

More than 30 security officials dragged Bahraini teacher and activist Jalila al-Salman from her home early this morning.

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17 October 2011

Iran must acknowledge current and past human rights abuses during UN committee hearing.

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14 October 2011

A Saudi Arabian human rights activist has been arrested and is at risk of torture and other human rights violations.

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13 October 2011

Maikel Nabil Sanad, a 26-year-old blogger, is due to face a second military trial over charges related to his writings.

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12 October 2011

A Syrian-born man has been arrested in the USA for allegedly collaborating with Bashar al-Assad's government to spy on Syrian activists living abroad.

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10 October 2011

Pro-government "thugs" attacked a peaceful women's march in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz, called to celebrate a Yemeni woman's Nobel Peace Prize.

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07 October 2011

Razan Zaitouneh, who was forced into hiding after defying the Syrian authorities' crackdown on dissent, has won the 2011 Anna Politkovskaya Award.

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05 October 2011

Permanent members of the Security Council that used their veto yesterday to block a binding resolution on Syria have failed the Syrian people.

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04 October 2011

Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad is at risk of dying on hunger strike in prison after a court delayed his appeal.

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29 September 2011

A military court in Bahrain has sentenced 20 medics to long prison sentences on charges of attempting to topple the government during protests.

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28 September 2011

After a flawed trial and appeal, Bahrain's military justice system has upheld the guilty verdict against a group of prominent opposition activists.

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28 September 2011

Narges Mohammadi, chair of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi's Centre for Human Rights Defenders, is branded a 'liar' by a Revolutionary Court.

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27 September 2011

A Syrian activist tells of the recent arrest of his father and brother, after the brother filmed pro-reform protests in a Damascus suburb.

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27 September 2011

A military court in Bahrain is due to rule on the appeal of 14 opposition activists jailed for their alleged role in pro-reform protests.

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26 September 2011

The health of a detained blogger has greatly deteriorated since prison authorities took away his heart medication, his family says.

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19 September 2011

Dozens killed as security forces use snipers and rocket-propelled grenades against protesters in Sana'a.

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15 September 2011

Plain-clothes officers reportedly beat Faranak Farid so severely that she temporarily lost hearing in an ear and was left unable to move one arm.

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