Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Middle east and north africa

19 April 2011

The killing of Ahwazi Arab protesters in Iran must be investigated.

19 April 2011

Much of Misratah remains without communications, power or water as civilians are caught up in a worsening humanitarian crisis.

19 April 2011

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

19 April 2011

The concessions now being made by the Syrian government have been achieved at a very heavy cost in human lives.

15 April 2011

UAE must ensure an impartial investigation into the death in custody of a British citizen

15 April 2011

Amnesty International has received reports of a military build-up in Camp Ashraf days after a deadly military assault

14 April 2011

Government intent on trying to crush all dissent using the most repressive means as protests continue to grow across the country.

12 April 2011

Testimonies and case studies from the report, ‘Days of Rage: Protests and Repression in Iraq’

12 April 2011

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

11 April 2011

Amnesty International reveals fresh evidence of extrajudicial executions apparently committed by Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi's forces.

09 April 2011

Amnesty International condemns the excessive use of force used by the Egyptian army after at least two protesters are reportedly killed.

08 April 2011

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and residents in Camp Ashraf resulted in multiple deaths and injuries.

08 April 2011

At least 171 people are believed to have been killed during three weeks of unrest in Syria, Amnesty International said today after more deaths during protests.

07 April 2011

The call, made by the Israeli Prime Minister and others, is an attempt to avoid accountability for war crimes and to deny justice to the victims of the Gaza conflict.

06 April 2011

The bill requires NGOs to register with a new and unaccountable body linked to the Intelligence Ministry and to the Basij, a volunteer paramilitary force.

31 March 2011

The Libyan authorities have been carrying out a smear campaign against Eman al-Obeidi, who is now being sued by those she says raped her.

31 March 2011

The Egyptian authorities should scrap a draft law aimed at criminalizing strikes and protests, Amnesty International said ahead of demonstrations against the law.

31 March 2011

The reimposition of 20-year jail terms on seven leaders of Iran's Baha'i religious minority is “outrageous”, says Amnesty International.

30 March 2011

President al-Assad blamed a foreign ‘conspiracy’ for unrest instead of lifting the country's repressive state of emergency in a key speech today.

30 March 2011

Amnesty International reveals situation facing people fleeing North Africa unrest as Silvio Berlusconi pledges to “clear Lampedusa within 48-60 hours".

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