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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.

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.

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