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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.

10 March 2011

A group of anti-government protesters missing since they were arrested this week in Baghdad are feared to be at risk of torture, after other recently released protestors told Amnesty International they were tortured in detention.

10 March 2011

Authorities urged to rein in security forces amid fears of a violent crackdown on mass demonstrations planned for Friday's "Day of Rage".

09 March 2011

One protester was killed and around 100 injured in a raid by security forces on a protest camp at a university in the capital Sana'a late Tuesday night.

09 March 2011

Amnesty International condemns the Egyptian army's heavy-handed actions to clear Cairo's Tahrir Square of protesters, after soldiers beat demonstrators and made scores of arrests.

08 March 2011

Authorities urged to conduct an investigation into the deaths of scores of prisoners who were killed in horrific circumstances.

08 March 2011

Haytham al-Maleh, 79, was freed a day after President Bashar al-Assad issued an amnesty for several categories of prisoners, including those aged over 70.

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