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14 June 2012

A hunger-striking Palestinian footballer detained by Israel is at risk of death if he does not receive specialized medical treatment from a civilian hospital.

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14 June 2012

The Justice Ministry's decision to extend the military's power to arrest and investigate civilians paves the way for fresh human rights violations.

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06 June 2012

A new Amnesty International report calls on Israel to stop using detention without charge or trial against activists from the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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02 June 2012

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity in the killing of protesters last year.

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29 May 2012

Despite the release on bail of a prominent Bahraini human rights defender, many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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17 May 2012

Journalist Salameh Kaileh describes his torture in a Syrian prison and hospital before he was deported to Jordan.

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16 May 2012

2,000 Palestinian prisoners are ending a hunger strike after Israel has agreed to improve prison conditions.

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27 April 2012

Concern is growing for three human rights defenders being held at a military base near Damascus, amid reports they may be facing ongoing torture.

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23 April 2012

A Bahrain court has further postponed the appeals trial of prominent opposition activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for 75 days.

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19 April 2012

Libya's armed militias have been accused of widespread torture and more than a dozen deaths in custody since September 2011.

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18 April 2012

A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.

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17 April 2012

A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.

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17 April 2012

Anger is rife over administrative detention and prison conditions for Palestinians in Israel as a former hunger striker was due to be released.

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13 April 2012

The Saudi Arabian authorities must release a prominent human rights activist who is reported to have been on hunger strike for five weeks in protest at his continuing unfair imprisonment, Amnesty International said.

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10 April 2012

A Bahraini prisoner of conscience's health has seriously deteriorated while on hunger strike in prison after anti-government protests last year.

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03 April 2012

Some 13 school pupils have been beaten and verbally abused before being arrested by men in plain clothes in the town of Daraya.

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30 March 2012

A Palestinian detainee who is to be transferred to the Gaza Strip could be subject to a forcible deportation.

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23 March 2012

Palestinian detainee Hana Shalabi has been on hunger strike for almost 40 days in protest against her detention without charge.

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09 March 2012

A year after a planned "Day of Rage" demonstration in Riyadh, at least six men are languishing in jail for their involvement in the event.

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