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Regional News

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07 March 2011

Government called upon to ensure the right to freedom of assembly and allow planned demonstrations to go ahead amid calls for reform in the country.

04 March 2011

Former colonel Kaddour Terhzaz was sentenced to 12 years in jail after he wrote to the country's monarch complaining about the treatment of former air force pilots.

04 March 2011

Libyan medical teams tell Amnesty International how they came under fire from pro-Gaddafi security forces while carrying out their work.

02 March 2011

The UN General Assembly unanimously voted for the suspension following a crackdown on protesters in the country which has reportedly led to the deaths of hundreds of people.

02 March 2011

Amnesty International has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis as thousands of migrants leave the country during continuing unrest.

02 March 2011

Amr Abdallah Al Beheiry was sentenced to five years for apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest during demonstrations at the weekend.

28 February 2011

Control Arms Coalition calls on countries meeting at the UN in New York this week to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers.

28 February 2011

Council refers Libya to the International Criminal Court after a plea from the country's own UN delegation, which says it no longer represents Col al-Gaddafi.

28 February 2011

Amnesty International calls on the Omani authorities to rein in their security forces after at least two people were reported to have been killed when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-government protesters over the weekend.

26 February 2011

Residents prevented from taking the injured for treament after security forces fired on anti-government protesters and bystanders last week killing at least 11.

25 February 2011

Amnesty International has been told that some members of the security forces have intimidated victims and their families following the overthrow of President Mubarak.

25 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the UN to act now to stop the outrageous abuses taking place on the streets of Tripoli and elsewhere in the country.

24 February 2011

Amnesty International calls for an investigation into torture allegations made by some of the 23, who were among hundreds freed in response to demands made by protesters. 

23 February 2011

Two protesters were reportedly shot dead on Tuesday night, when security forces stormed a protest camp outside Sana'a University.

23 February 2011

Amnesty International has today accused the international community of failing the Libyan people in their hour of greatest need as Colonel Gaddafi threatened to “cleanse Libya house by house”.

22 February 2011

Amnesty International calls on the organizations to launch a mission to Libya to investigate events that have left hundreds of protesters dead.

22 February 2011

Amnesty International is urging Syrian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of a Kurdish folk singer apparently detained for promoting traditional Kurdish music amid fears he could be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

22 February 2011

Authorities urged to ensure the safety of people participating in peaceful protests and of all detainees after one demonstrator described how he was tortured by police.

21 February 2011

Inmates at the al-Qatta al-Gadeed Prison near Cairo have given the names of 43 prisoners to Amnesty International who they say were killed.

21 February 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Kurdistan regional government to rein-in militias affiliated to political parties who killed two protestors on Sunday, as anti-government demonstrations continue in the north of Iraq.

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