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01 September 2011

Survivors describe how al-Gaddafi forces detained them in sweltering heat in crowded metal containers where 19 people died.

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31 August 2011

A 14-year boy has died after being hit by a tear gas canister thrown by riot police during a protest, a Bahraini human rights group says.

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30 August 2011

Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans suspected of being pro-Gaddafi are being targeted by anti-Gaddafi forces, Amnesty International says.

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26 August 2011

Amnesty International has evidence that pro-Gaddafi troops have been killing detainees in military camps in Tripoli, which constitutes a war crime.

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25 August 2011

Amnesty International's delegation in Libya has gathered testimonies from survivors of abuse at the hands of both pro-Gaddafi and rebel forces

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25 August 2011

Legal question answered about the pending ICC investigation into Libya's Colonel al-Gaddafi for alleged war crimes.

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24 August 2011

'Adel Walid Kharsa was arrested by security forces in Hama last week, seemingly in connection with his news reports on the protests.

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23 August 2011

Prolonged fighting in the Libyan capital endangers civilian lives and has the potential to create a humanitarian crisis.

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22 August 2011

Two prominent Bahraini women activists are to be tried before a military court, raising concerns that they will not receive a fair trial.

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15 August 2011

Activist Asmaa Mahfouz faces a military trial after expressing concerns about the Egyptian justice system on Twitter.

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15 August 2011

There are concerns for four young Syrian activists who have been arrested or gone missing in recent weeks amid an ongoing violent crackdown on protests.

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11 August 2011

Four men accused of taking part in violent clashes with security forces in northern Tunisia are facing military trials in Tunis.

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11 August 2011

Sheikh Tawfiq Jaber Ibrahim al-'Amr, who has been calling for reform, is said to have been arrested over statements he made in his sermons.

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10 August 2011

Libyan officials loyal to Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi allege that 85 people were killed this week in the area of Majar, south of Zlitan.

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09 August 2011

The UN Security Council must take decisive action and issue a legally-binding resolution on Syria, Amnesty International said today.

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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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02 August 2011

An eyewitness to the Syrian military crackdown on Hama describes how a young man was violently killed on his way to a hospital.

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