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08 April 2011

At least 171 people are believed to have been killed during three weeks of unrest in Syria, Amnesty International said today after more deaths during protests.

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06 April 2011

The bill requires NGOs to register with a new and unaccountable body linked to the Intelligence Ministry and to the Basij, a volunteer paramilitary force.

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31 March 2011

The Libyan authorities have been carrying out a smear campaign against Eman al-Obeidi, who is now being sued by those she says raped her.

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31 March 2011

The Egyptian authorities should scrap a draft law aimed at criminalizing strikes and protests, Amnesty International said ahead of demonstrations against the law.

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31 March 2011

The reimposition of 20-year jail terms on seven leaders of Iran's Baha'i religious minority is “outrageous”, says Amnesty International.

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28 March 2011

The Syrian government's pledge to lift the country's long-standing state of emergency must be swiftly backed up with concrete steps, Amnesty International said.

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25 March 2011

The decision comes amid concern at mass human rights violations committed during an ongoing crackdown on dissent and an increased use of the death penalty.

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24 March 2011

The Syrian government must ensure its security forces end attacks on protesters and others during ongoing unrest, Amnesty International says amid reports of mass casualties.

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23 March 2011

Women protesters cleared from Tahrir Square on 9 March were forced to have ‘virginity tests' after being beaten and given electric shocks by soldiers.

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22 March 2011

At least six anti-government protesters have died after security forces opened fire on demonstrators during continuing unrest in the southern city of Dera'a.

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21 March 2011

Four journalists held incommunicado since being detained while trying to leave the country two weeks ago.

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18 March 2011

Amnesty International calls on the Moroccan authorities to allow mass peaceful demonstrations planned for this Sunday to go ahead peacefully.

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18 March 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Syrian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of at least 21 protesters who have been missing since they were arrested following demonstrations earlier this week.

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17 March 2011

Witnesses describe violence against Bahraini protesters to Amnesty International.

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16 March 2011

Bahraini protesters tell Amnesty International of bloody scenes on the streets as government security forces step up their violent crackdown on demonstrations.

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15 March 2011

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia must immediately restrain their security forces after an anti-government protester was shot dead in Bahrain and many others injured.

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14 March 2011

Authorities urged to hold security forces accountable after hundreds of protesters are injured during demonstrations in the capital.

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11 March 2011

Four men released on Thursday were among at least 10 detained while returning home from a protest against unemployment, government corruption and poor social services.

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10 March 2011

A group of anti-government protesters missing since they were arrested this week in Baghdad are feared to be at risk of torture, after other recently released protestors told Amnesty International they were tortured in detention.

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10 March 2011

Authorities urged to rein in security forces amid fears of a violent crackdown on mass demonstrations planned for Friday's "Day of Rage".

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