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19 March 2011

Fears of a wider crackdown after protesters detained for distributing anti-referendum pamphlets.

18 March 2011

Amnesty International calls on any forces that may become involved in the Libya conflict to respect fully the laws of war.

18 March 2011

At least 40 people were shot dead and more than 200 wounded in what appears to have been a coordinated attack by security forces.

18 March 2011

Amnesty International calls on the Moroccan authorities to allow mass peaceful demonstrations planned for this Sunday to go ahead peacefully.

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.

18 March 2011

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of eight prominent Bahraini opposition activists arrested following a violent dispersal of demonstrators in Manama.

17 March 2011

Witnesses describe violence against Bahraini protesters to Amnesty International.

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.

17 March 2011

Amnesty International has called for an investigation into reports that up to 14 people were killed in a disturbance in a jail near Tehran this week.

16 March 2011

Amnesty International has condemned a Syrian crackdown as at least 30 protesters are arrested amid the continuing wave of Middle East unrest.

16 March 2011

Bahraini protesters tell Amnesty International of bloody scenes on the streets as government security forces step up their violent crackdown on demonstrations.

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.

15 March 2011

Amnesty International has asked the UN Secretary-General to do more to help combat violations in Libya and support human rights in Egypt and Tunisia.

15 March 2011

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia must immediately restrain their security forces after an anti-government protester was shot dead in Bahrain and many others injured.

14 March 2011

Amnesty International urges the Yemeni authorities to punish security forces responsible for the killings of at least eight anti-government demonstrators over the weekend.

14 March 2011

Amnesty International has condemned the killing of a settler family and called on Israel to halt a continuing wave of reprisal attacks by West Bank settlers against Palestinians.

14 March 2011

Authorities urged to hold security forces accountable after hundreds of protesters are injured during demonstrations in the capital.

13 March 2011

Amnesty International warns of a campaign of attacks and harassment against journalists reporting from Libya after an Al Jazeera cameraman is shot dead.

11 March 2011

Four men released on Thursday were among at least 10 detained while returning home from a protest against unemployment, government corruption and poor social services.

11 March 2011

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to ensure the safety of three human rights activists after text messages are circulated calling for them to be killed.

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