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Former colonel Kaddour Terhzaz was sentenced to 12 years in jail after he wrote to the country's monarch complaining about the treatment of former air force pilots.
Libyan medical teams tell Amnesty International how they came under fire from pro-Gaddafi security forces while carrying out their work.
The UN General Assembly unanimously voted for the suspension following a crackdown on protesters in the country which has reportedly led to the deaths of hundreds of people.
Amnesty International has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis as thousands of migrants leave the country during continuing unrest.
Amr Abdallah Al Beheiry was sentenced to five years for apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest during demonstrations at the weekend.
Control Arms Coalition calls on countries meeting at the UN in New York this week to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers.
Council refers Libya to the International Criminal Court after a plea from the country's own UN delegation, which says it no longer represents Col al-Gaddafi.
Amnesty International calls on the Omani authorities to rein in their security forces after at least two people were reported to have been killed when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-government protesters over the weekend.
Residents prevented from taking the injured for treament after security forces fired on anti-government protesters and bystanders last week killing at least 11.
Amnesty International has been told that some members of the security forces have intimidated victims and their families following the overthrow of President Mubarak.
Amnesty International urges the UN to act now to stop the outrageous abuses taking place on the streets of Tripoli and elsewhere in the country.
Amnesty International calls for an investigation into torture allegations made by some of the 23, who were among hundreds freed in response to demands made by protesters.
Two protesters were reportedly shot dead on Tuesday night, when security forces stormed a protest camp outside Sana'a University.
Amnesty International has today accused the international community of failing the Libyan people in their hour of greatest need as Colonel Gaddafi threatened to “cleanse Libya house by house”.
Amnesty International calls on the organizations to launch a mission to Libya to investigate events that have left hundreds of protesters dead.
Amnesty International is urging Syrian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of a Kurdish folk singer apparently detained for promoting traditional Kurdish music amid fears he could be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Authorities urged to ensure the safety of people participating in peaceful protests and of all detainees after one demonstrator described how he was tortured by police.
Inmates at the al-Qatta al-Gadeed Prison near Cairo have given the names of 43 prisoners to Amnesty International who they say were killed.
Amnesty International has called on the Kurdistan regional government to rein-in militias affiliated to political parties who killed two protestors on Sunday, as anti-government demonstrations continue in the north of Iraq.
Amnesty International calls on Libyan leader Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi to immediately rein in his security forces amid reports of machine guns and other weapons being used against protestors and a spiralling death toll.