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Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian military to take action to stop the use of torture and other ill treatment against detainees, amid fresh evidence of abuse.
Amnesty International calls on Yemen to stop its security forces using excessive force after protesters and journalists were today reportedly attacked at peaceful demonstrations around the country.
Amnesty International has urged the Libyan authorities to cease using excessive force to suppress anti-government protests after at least another person was shot and killed by police.
Amnesty International has urged the Italian authorities to deal with the humanitarian needs of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers leaving Tunisia following recent unrest.
Amnesty International is calling on the Libyan government to end its clampdown on peaceful political activists after violence erupted at demonstrations in the city of Benghazi following the arrest of activists ahead of a protest planned for Thursday.
Amnesty International condemns the heavy-handed tactics used by Bahrain’s riot police after the second death in two days of protests calling for political reform in the tiny Gulf state.
Reports of two deaths, dozens of injuries and scores of detentions during protests in support of those in Egypt and Tunisia.
Tehran demonstrations in support of Egyptian and Tunisian protests have been dispersed, and opposition figures placed under house arrest.
Amnesty International is urging the authorities of Italy and the European Union to protect the human rights of thousands of migrants from Tunisia arriving on the Italian mainland and island of Lampedusa.
Yemen’s security forces beat protesters and reportedly shocked them with electric batons amid ongoing demonstrations inspired by Egypt and Tunisia.
Activists, trade unionists, students and Amnesty International supporters gather to demand respect for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
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.
Amnesty International has urged the Algerian authorities not to use excessive force during protests planned for February 12.
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.
Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty congratulates the protesters for their 'extraordinary courage'.
Authorities urged to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future.
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.
A brief guide to the situation in Egypt, Tunisia and other states in the region.
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.
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.