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04 March 2011

Former colonel Kaddour Terhzaz was sentenced to 12 years in jail after he wrote to the country's monarch complaining about the treatment of former air force pilots.

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02 March 2011

Amr Abdallah Al Beheiry was sentenced to five years for apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest during demonstrations at the weekend.

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24 February 2011

Amnesty International calls for an investigation into torture allegations made by some of the 23, who were among hundreds freed in response to demands made by protesters. 

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23 February 2011

Two protesters were reportedly shot dead on Tuesday night, when security forces stormed a protest camp outside Sana'a University.

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22 February 2011

Amnesty International is urging Syrian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of a Kurdish folk singer apparently detained for promoting traditional Kurdish music amid fears he could be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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22 February 2011

Authorities urged to ensure the safety of people participating in peaceful protests and of all detainees after one demonstrator described how he was tortured by police.

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21 February 2011

Inmates at the al-Qatta al-Gadeed Prison near Cairo have given the names of 43 prisoners to Amnesty International who they say were killed.

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20 February 2011

Amnesty International calls on Libyan leader Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi to immediately rein in his security forces amid reports of machine guns and other weapons being used against protestors and a spiralling death toll.

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17 February 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian military to take action to stop the use of torture and other ill treatment against detainees, amid fresh evidence of abuse.

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17 February 2011

Amnesty International calls on Yemen to stop its security forces using excessive force after protesters and journalists were today reportedly attacked at peaceful demonstrations around the country.

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17 February 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Libyan authorities to cease using excessive force to suppress anti-government protests after at least another person was shot and killed by police.

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16 February 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Italian authorities to deal with the humanitarian needs of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers leaving Tunisia following recent unrest.

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16 February 2011

Amnesty International is calling on the Libyan government to end its clampdown on peaceful political activists after violence erupted at demonstrations in the city of Benghazi following the arrest of activists ahead of a protest planned for Thursday.

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09 February 2011

Amnesty International calls on the United Arab Emirates’ authorities to disclose the legal status and whereabouts of a man arrested apparently for expressing support for demonstrators in Egypt and Tunisia.

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08 February 2011

A Libyan writer and political commentator arrested last week and accused of a driving offence appears to have been targeted for calling for peaceful protests in the country, says Amnesty International.

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06 February 2011

Amnesty International warns that a Google employee reportedly arrested in Cairo during mass protests is facing a serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment by Egyptian security forces.

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05 February 2011

Amnesty International calls for investigation after 35 human rights activists and journalists, including two staff members from the organization, are freed following almost two days in military custody.

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04 February 2011

Two Amnesty International staff members are believed to be held by military police, while other human rights activists have been detained and journalists harassed.

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04 February 2011

Walid Yunis Ahmad has recently been charged with terrorism-related offences that he is alleged to have committed in 2009 when he had already been in prison for over nine years.

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04 February 2011

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch call on the authorities to reveal the whereabouts of over 30 people arrested during a raid on law center in Cairo.

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