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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

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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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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03 February 2011

Two members of the organization's staff were taken, along with several others, by police in Cairo after the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre was taken over by military police this morning.

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20 January 2011

New caretaker government frees some of those detained during the rule of the country's recently ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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14 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Iraqi authorities to prevent the forcible return to Iran of several members of the Ahwazi Arab minority amid fears that they would be at serious risk of torture.

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14 January 2011

The Tunisian authorities must either release or promptly charge two men arrested after one of them gave media interviews about ongoing protests.

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14 January 2011

Mohammad Ghazzai al-Mutairi, who had been arrested apparently for possessing alcohol, is alleged to have died as a result of police torture.

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11 January 2011

Amnesty International warns against further arrests after President Ben Ali's speech on national television about the ongoing nationwide demonstrations.

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