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The state of the world's human rights

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06 June 2011

At least 120 people have reportedly been shot dead in Syria, as the UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution on the country.

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02 June 2011

The Syrian government must release prisoners of conscience and take concrete steps  to stop grave abuses by security forces.

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01 June 2011

Authorities urged to uphold and protect the right of Iraqis to engage in peaceful protests following the arrest of 15 pro-reform activists.

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31 May 2011

A senior Egyptian general has admitted female protesters were forced to undergo ‘virginity tests’, which the government has previously denied. 

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26 May 2011

Amnesty International obtains video footage that shows Syrian security forces shooting and beating protesters and raiding a mosque.

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24 May 2011

A Syrian student's account of the security forces' mass arrest and torture of Banias residents after pro-reform protests.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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13 May 2011

A Tehran court ordered that a man be blinded with acid as "retribution in kind" for an acid attack he carried out

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06 May 2011

Syrian human rights activists have gone into hiding, fearing for their lives and liberty amid a crackdown on pro-reform protests

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03 May 2011

Freed Syrian detainees tell about torture and ill-treatment in custody following pro-reform protests.

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19 April 2011

At least 90 people have been injured in confrontations between security forces and protesters.

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12 April 2011

Reports of torture and death in custody raise alarm over Bahrain's treatment of more than 400 anti-government protesters.

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28 March 2011

Libyan authorities must investigate Eman al-Obeidi's rape allegations, reveal her whereabouts and guarantee her safety

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25 March 2011

The decision comes amid concern at mass human rights violations committed during an ongoing crackdown on dissent and an increased use of the death penalty.

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23 March 2011

Amnesty International condems deadly attack on a mosque by Syrian security forces as suspected dissidents are rounded up.

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23 March 2011

Women protesters cleared from Tahrir Square on 9 March were forced to have ‘virginity tests' after being beaten and given electric shocks by soldiers.

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21 March 2011

Four journalists held incommunicado since being detained while trying to leave the country two weeks ago.

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18 March 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Syrian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of at least 21 protesters who have been missing since they were arrested following demonstrations earlier this week.

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17 March 2011

Authorities urged to release Walid Yunis Ahmad who was convicted of charges believed to have been fabricated to justify 10 years of unlawful imprisonment.

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15 March 2011

Authorities urged to release Walid Yunis Ahmad who faces trial on fabricated terrorism charges this week and could be jailed for another 15 years.

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