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

Regional News

from Middle east and north africa

12 February 2011

Activists, trade unionists, students and Amnesty International supporters gather to demand respect for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.

11 February 2011

Amnesty International accuses Egyptian political leaders of acting irresponsibly after they failed to initiate any human rights reforms during key speeches by President Hosni Mubarak and Vice President Omar Suleiman on Thursday.

11 February 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Algerian authorities not to use excessive force during protests planned for February 12.

11 February 2011

Two men who were seriously wounded on the opening day of anti-government demonstrations in Cairo have told Amnesty International they believed the security forces' intention was to crush the protests from their onset.

11 February 2011

Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty congratulates the protesters for their 'extraordinary courage'.

10 February 2011

Authorities urged to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future.

09 February 2011

Amnesty International calls on the United Arab Emirates’ authorities to disclose the legal status and whereabouts of a man arrested apparently for expressing support for demonstrators in Egypt and Tunisia.

08 February 2011

A brief guide to the situation in Egypt, Tunisia and other states in the region.

08 February 2011

A Libyan writer and political commentator arrested last week and accused of a driving offence appears to have been targeted for calling for peaceful protests in the country, says Amnesty International.

06 February 2011

Amnesty International warns that a Google employee reportedly arrested in Cairo during mass protests is facing a serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment by Egyptian security forces.

05 February 2011

Amnesty International calls for investigation after 35 human rights activists and journalists, including two staff members from the organization, are freed following almost two days in military custody.

04 February 2011

Two Amnesty International staff members are believed to be held by military police, while other human rights activists have been detained and journalists harassed.

04 February 2011

Walid Yunis Ahmad has recently been charged with terrorism-related offences that he is alleged to have committed in 2009 when he had already been in prison for over nine years.

04 February 2011

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch call on the authorities to reveal the whereabouts of over 30 people arrested during a raid on law center in Cairo.

03 February 2011

Omar Suleiman urged to stop the violence unleashed by pro-government supporters in Cairo and across the country amid fresh reports of a renewed crackdown on journalists and activists.

03 February 2011

Two members of the organization's staff were taken, along with several others, by police in Cairo after the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre was taken over by military police this morning.

03 February 2011

Activists and journalists harassed and two Amnesty International staff members detained along with dozens of others as part of an apparent attempt to suppress the wave of mass protests.

02 February 2011

Authorities urged to protect the right to peaceful protest as clashes erupt with organized groups of pro-government supporters attacking protesters in Cairo and across Egypt.

01 February 2011

The army must continue respecting peaceful protest as people across the country hold their biggest demonstration yet.

31 January 2011

Government action against Al Jazeera and its journalists are attempts to close down reporting of street protests and the free flow of information.

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