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13 May 2011

A former military officer is still detained months after speaking out in support of pro-reform protests in Bahrain.

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12 May 2011

A military trial is under way for 21 porminent opposition activists in Bahrain charged with alleged crimes during recent pro-reform protests.

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11 May 2011

The military trial of 21 prominent Bahraini opposition activists must meet international fair trial standards, Amnesty International said today.

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11 May 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to stop using unnecessary deadly force against anti-government protesters amid continuing violence.

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09 May 2011

Security forces have killed dozens and arrested hundreds as their clampdown on protests in Syria widened in recent days.

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06 May 2011

Syrian human rights activists have gone into hiding, fearing for their lives and liberty amid a crackdown on pro-reform protests

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04 May 2011

Relentless crackdown on human rights continues as Bahraini parliament votes to extend repressive state of emergency amid continued arrests of dissidents.

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03 May 2011

Freed Syrian detainees tell about torture and ill-treatment in custody following pro-reform protests.

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30 April 2011

The Egyptian authorities must abolish a recent law criminalizing peaceful protests and strikes, Amnesty International has said ahead of planned protests for International Workers’ Day.

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28 April 2011

Six civil society activists are arrested and the government takes over a rights organization in the United Arab Emirates.

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28 April 2011

Amnesty International calls for investigation into attack by armed men believed to be affiliated to security forces which left at least 11 protesters dead in the capital, Sana'a.

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27 April 2011

Yemen's power-transfer deal must not allow immunity against prosecution for human rights abuses.

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26 April 2011

UN urged to take action amid escalating government violence against protesters calling for reform.

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25 April 2011

Tanks shell civilian areas as brutal crackdown on protesters continues.

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22 April 2011

Syrian security forces fire live ammunition at protesters in the deadliest day so far during weeks of unrest.

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21 April 2011

Bahrain’s allies must take stronger action to address the rapidly worsening human rights crisis in the small but strategic Gulf state, says Amnesty International.

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21 April 2011

Security forces must not respond with violence to mass demonstrations planned across the country on Friday.

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19 April 2011

Much of Misratah remains without communications, power or water as civilians are caught up in a worsening humanitarian crisis.

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19 April 2011

The concessions now being made by the Syrian government have been achieved at a very heavy cost in human lives.

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14 April 2011

Government intent on trying to crush all dissent using the most repressive means as protests continue to grow across the country.

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