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The state of the world's human rights

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14 June 2012

Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of nine health professionals tried for their role in anti-government protests last year.

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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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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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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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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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03 May 2012

Thirteen activists and a journalist arrested by Kuwait’s security forces during an apparently peaceful protest by members of the stateless Bidun minority are still detained.

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02 May 2012
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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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01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

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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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30 April 2012

A violent attack on protesters in Cairo demonstrating against the exlusion of a well-known politician from upcoming elections has left one person dead.

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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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17 April 2012

Legislators in Kuwait are due to vote on draft legislation that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death.

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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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13 April 2012

Women in Tehran are facing jail sentences for campaigning against decades of human rights violations.

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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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