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The state of the world's human rights

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11 June 2012

Activists calling for an end to sexual harassment of women protesters have been groped and punched by a group of men.

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07 June 2012

A court in Kuwait convicted a man to 10 years in prison for messages posted on Twitter that were deemed "insulting" to heads of state and religious figures.

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01 June 2012

Egypt's state of emergency has ended and the authorities must now combat the systemic abuses the measure facilitated.

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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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29 May 2012

An exiled member of the Syrian Non Violence Movement calls for increased international pressure to end human rights abuses in Syria.

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28 May 2012

More than 100 people - including 50 children - were killed in the Syrian military's assault on the town of Houla over the weekend.

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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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21 May 2012

Independent investigations are needed into the killings of two men - including a prominent cleric - at a checkpoint in northern Lebanon.

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02 May 2012

At least seven people have been killed in clashes between armed individuals and protesters in Cairo.

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30 April 2012

Bahraini human rights defender Al-Khawaja is among a group of activists granted an appeal in a civil court.

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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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23 April 2012


Fighting broke out in Kufra on Friday between armed militias after a Tabu man was killed by unidentified assailants.

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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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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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12 April 2012

Authorities urged to act to prevent a repetition of the widespread human rights abuses that took place under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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10 April 2012

There were scores of injuries when Tunisian security forces violently dispersed peaceful protests in the capital Tunis.

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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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19 March 2012

A new report documents how scores of Libyan civilians not involved in the fighting were killed and injured, most in their homes, as a result of NATO airstrikes.

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