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The state of the world's human rights

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16 February 2011

Amnesty International is calling on the Libyan government to end its clampdown on peaceful political activists after violence erupted at demonstrations in the city of Benghazi following the arrest of activists ahead of a protest planned for Thursday.

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15 February 2011

Reports of two deaths, dozens of injuries and scores of detentions during protests in support of those in Egypt and Tunisia.

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15 February 2011

Amnesty International condemns the heavy-handed tactics used by Bahrain’s riot police after the second death in two days of protests calling for political reform in the tiny Gulf state.

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14 February 2011

Tehran demonstrations in support of Egyptian and Tunisian protests have been dispersed, and opposition figures placed under house arrest.

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14 February 2011

Amnesty International is urging the authorities of Italy and the European Union to protect the human rights of thousands of migrants from Tunisia arriving on the Italian mainland and island of Lampedusa.

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14 February 2011

Yemen’s security forces beat protesters and reportedly shocked them with electric batons amid ongoing demonstrations inspired by Egypt and Tunisia.

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12 February 2011

Activists, trade unionists, students and Amnesty International supporters gather to demand respect for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.

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11 February 2011

Two men who were seriously wounded on the opening day of anti-government demonstrations in Cairo have told Amnesty International they believed the security forces' intention was to crush the protests from their onset.

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11 February 2011

Amnesty International accuses Egyptian political leaders of acting irresponsibly after they failed to initiate any human rights reforms during key speeches by President Hosni Mubarak and Vice President Omar Suleiman on Thursday.

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11 February 2011

Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty congratulates the protesters for their 'extraordinary courage'.

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11 February 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Algerian authorities not to use excessive force during protests planned for February 12.

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10 February 2011

Authorities urged to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future.

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09 February 2011

Amnesty International calls on the United Arab Emirates’ authorities to disclose the legal status and whereabouts of a man arrested apparently for expressing support for demonstrators in Egypt and Tunisia.

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08 February 2011

A brief guide to the situation in Egypt, Tunisia and other states in the region.

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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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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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03 February 2011

Two members of the organization's staff were taken, along with several others, by police in Cairo after the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre was taken over by military police this morning.

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