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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.
At least 55 people are believed to have been killed during a week of unrest in and around the Syrian town of Dera’a, Amnesty International said today.
The Syrian government must ensure its security forces end attacks on protesters and others during ongoing unrest, Amnesty International says amid reports of mass casualties.
Security forces must be stopped from using heavy handed tactics at tomorrow’s demonstration in Sana'a, dubbed the “Friday of Departure”.
Women protesters cleared from Tahrir Square on 9 March were forced to have ‘virginity tests' after being beaten and given electric shocks by soldiers.
Amnesty International condems deadly attack on a mosque by Syrian security forces as suspected dissidents are rounded up.
At least six anti-government protesters have died after security forces opened fire on demonstrators during continuing unrest in the southern city of Dera'a.
Four journalists held incommunicado since being detained while trying to leave the country two weeks ago.
Fears of a wider crackdown after protesters detained for distributing anti-referendum pamphlets.
Amnesty International calls on any forces that may become involved in the Libya conflict to respect fully the laws of war.
At least 40 people were shot dead and more than 200 wounded in what appears to have been a coordinated attack by security forces.
Amnesty International calls on the Moroccan authorities to allow mass peaceful demonstrations planned for this Sunday to go ahead peacefully.
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.
Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of eight prominent Bahraini opposition activists arrested following a violent dispersal of demonstrators in Manama.
Witnesses describe violence against Bahraini protesters to Amnesty International.
Authorities urged to release Walid Yunis Ahmad who was convicted of charges believed to have been fabricated to justify 10 years of unlawful imprisonment.
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.
Amnesty International has condemned a Syrian crackdown as at least 30 protesters are arrested amid the continuing wave of Middle East unrest.
Bahraini protesters tell Amnesty International of bloody scenes on the streets as government security forces step up their violent crackdown on demonstrations.