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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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03 February 2011

Omar Suleiman urged to stop the violence unleashed by pro-government supporters in Cairo and across the country amid fresh reports of a renewed crackdown on journalists and activists.

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03 February 2011

Activists and journalists harassed and two Amnesty International staff members detained along with dozens of others as part of an apparent attempt to suppress the wave of mass protests.

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02 February 2011

Authorities urged to protect the right to peaceful protest as clashes erupt with organized groups of pro-government supporters attacking protesters in Cairo and across Egypt.

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31 January 2011

A slideshow of images from throughout Egypt's mass anti-government demonstrations that started on 25 January 2011.

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30 January 2011

Israel jails a prominent Palestinian human rights activist for nine years on espionage charges.

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24 January 2011

Amnesty International questions the findings of an Israeli inquiry into last year's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla after it cleared the Israeli armed forces of wrongdoing.

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24 January 2011

Ja'far Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei had been convicted of 'enmity against God', 'propaganda against the system' and having contacts with a banned opposition group.

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24 January 2011

Demonstrations against unemployment, police abuses and corruption are planned in Egypt, but opposition activists have reportedly been threatened with arrest.

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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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17 January 2011

Amnesty International has reiterated its call on the Tunisian authorities to respect human rights amid a renewed wave of anti-government protests across the country today.

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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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11 January 2011

Amnesty International has condemned an Israeli court extension of the prison sentence of a Palestinian activist, convicted for peaceful protesting in the occupied West Bank.

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10 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Tunisian authorities to ensure the safety of anti-government protesters after security forces reportedly killed at least 23 people in protests over the weekend, amid reports of further deaths on Monday.

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10 January 2011

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and journalist Shiva Nazar Ahari were sentenced on charges relating to their human rights work after the country's disputed 2009 presidential elections.

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30 November 2010

In a new report, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations show how Israel's failure to lift the blockade is depriving Palestinians of access to clean water, electricity, jobs, and desperately-needed materials for construction projects.

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