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The state of the world's human rights

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18 May 2011

A group of people detained following recent pro-reform protests in Oman's capital Muscat must be charged or released.

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17 May 2011

Amnesty International calls on Syria to carry out independent, impartial investigations into reports of a mass grave in Dera'a.

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16 May 2011

Morocco is due to prosecute a newspaper editor for his criticism of the country's counter-terrorism policies.

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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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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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13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

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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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10 May 2011

Famed for his memoir of his years in Israeli detention in the 1990s, Ahmad Qatamesh has been detained again without charge for weeks.

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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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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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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

The killing of Ahwazi Arab protesters in Iran must be investigated.

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19 April 2011

At least 90 people have been injured in confrontations between security forces and protesters.

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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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