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15 November 2011

Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani has been released after serving six years as a prisoner of conscience.

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14 November 2011

The Arab League has voted in favour of suspending Syria's membership of the organization.

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11 November 2011

Two Syrian activists who were involved in organizing peaceful protests in Aleppo, have been missing since early November.

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10 November 2011

More than 100 people are reported to have been killed since Syria announced it would abide by the Arab League's action plan for peace.

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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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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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22 October 2011

The UN Security Council's endorsement of a deal urging the Yemeni president to step down must not be interpreted as backing immunity.

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21 October 2011

Video evidence and conflicting reports raise questions about how the former Libyan leader died after his capture.

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20 October 2011

Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi’s death must not stop his victims in Libya from seeing justice being done.

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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

Those responsible for committing serious crimes under international law in Yemen must be brought to justice.

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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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11 October 2011

An eyewitness to the killing tells Amnesty International of Mesha'al al-Tammo's death on Friday.

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11 October 2011

Egypt's worst violence in months erupted when the army policed a Coptic Christian protest in Cairo, leaving at least 25 dead and many injured.

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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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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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03 October 2011

Libyan forces must act to spare civilians and allow humanitarian supplies into the besieged coastal city of Sirte.

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