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12 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.

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12 May 2010

Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel currently in detention, has been charged with "contact with a foreign agent" on the basis of "secret evidence".

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11 May 2010

Egyptian authorities have rushed through parliament a two-year extension to emergency laws that have been used to crackdown on peaceful opposition protests.

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11 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged Iran to release a filmmaker accused of criticizing the authorities and allow him to attend this week's Cannes Film Festival, where he has been invited as a member of the festival jury.

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06 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to end their crackdown on the media after one dissenting journalist was jailed and another arrested this week.

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06 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release a human rights lawyer who was arrested after speaking out against the execution of one of his clients.

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30 April 2010

Since last year's disputed presidential election, the authorities have intensified their long-standing suppression of the media.

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20 April 2010

National Democratic Party (NDP) representative Hassan Nash'at el-Qassas is said to have called for force to be used against those calling for political reform.

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15 April 2010

The authorities have been urged to allow peaceful protests after police violently repressed another anti-government demonstration in Cairo this week.

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09 April 2010

Hunger strikers protesting against their detention without trial are among those who have faced intimidation after visiting refugee camps in Algeria.

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06 April 2010

More than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform on Tuesday.

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26 March 2010

The men were arrested after they helped Hussain 'Ali Hassan al-Sahlawi, who had been shot and left unconscious by a security official in Karzakan.

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26 March 2010

Police opened fire with live ammunition in the city of Ar Raqqah, as an estimated 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the Kurdish New Year.

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24 March 2010

The authorities have effectively barred two human rights organizations from presenting their reports on the harassment of former political prisoners to the media.

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18 March 2010

It is not known why 'Abed al-Hafith 'Abed al-Rahman is being detained or whether any charges have been brought against him.

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18 March 2010

If the higher courts reject his appeal, former televison presenter 'Ali Hussain Sibat could be executed at any time.

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15 March 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Tunisian President to end the daily harassment of former political prisoners ahead of the country's national independence day.

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11 March 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of an Iranian football journalist who was detained for publishing posters supporting an Iranian-Azerbaijani football team.

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09 March 2010

Ahmed Mostafa was facing jail after he after he published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.

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05 March 2010

Amnesty International has called for the Egyptian authorities to release a blogger and prisoner of conscience who published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.

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