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The state of the world's human rights

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08 August 2011

Two Bahraini MPs jailed during anti-government protests might still be facing criminal charges despite being released from prison this weekend.

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05 August 2011

Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the UK criticized the organization after it published its concerns that the law would stifle peaceful dissent.

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04 August 2011

The UN's response to the crackdown in Syria is disappointing and weak, and does not take any decisive action.

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03 August 2011

Two Bahraini women activists, both of whom allege they have been tortured in detention, have gone on hunger strike to protest against their imprisonment.

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26 July 2011

Released after five years in prison, prominent human rights lawyer Anwar al-Bunni is finally being acknowledged by fellow Syrians.

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19 July 2011

Thirteen-year-old Thabet al-Hajlaoui was reportedly killed after security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in the town of Sidi Bouzid.

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30 June 2011

An independent commission set up to investigate alleged human rights abuses during recent protests in the country must lead to justice for victims.

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29 June 2011

Authorities in Iraq's Kurdistan region are urged to investigate attacks on those linked to protests calling for political reform.

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22 June 2011

A Bahraini military court has handed down life sentences to prominent Shia opposition activists who were involved in protests.

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12 June 2011

A military court in Bahrain has sentenced a woman activist to a year in prison after she read out a poem criticizing the government.

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09 June 2011

A former member of the Republican Guard has told Amnesty International that he and other soldiers were ordered to open fire on unarmed pro-reform demonstrators.

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08 June 2011

A Bahraini student could face a long prison sentence for reading out a poem criticizing the country’s King.

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06 June 2011

At least 120 people have reportedly been shot dead in Syria, as the UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution on the country.

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02 June 2011

Amnesty International has urged Moroccan security forces not to use excessive force against protesters, as activists call for renewed pro-reform demonstrations.

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01 June 2011

Authorities urged to uphold and protect the right of Iraqis to engage in peaceful protests following the arrest of 15 pro-reform activists.

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31 May 2011

The call for demonstrations comes as a repressive state of emergency imposed following previous protests, is set to end Wednesday.

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24 May 2011

Authorities urged to deliver justice to victims of protest violence after it was announced that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are to stand trial.

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24 May 2011

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained a woman who has urged other women to challenge a discriminatory driving ban.

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18 May 2011

A military court has sentenced 15 activists to between one and four years imprisonment for "participating in illegal demonstrations and inciting hatred against the regime".

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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