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

Regional News

from Middle east and north africa

27 September 2010

Student Tal al-Mallohi has been held incommunicado and without charge since she was arrested by State Security officials in December.

24 September 2010

Journalist Emadeddin Baghi, who has been systematically targeted by the authorities for his human rights work, also has several other cases pending against him.

22 September 2010

According to reports, more than 12,000 people have been displaced by fighting in the southern region of Shabwa and are yet to receive humanitarian aid.

22 September 2010

Amnesty International has called for decisive and inclusive action to protect people living in slums in Egypt after a senior Cairo city official was cleared of negligence over the deaths of at least 119 people in a rockslide in September 2008.

16 September 2010

World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.

09 September 2010

NGO board members suspended after it criticized alleged violations committed by the authorities against opposition and human rights activists in the Sh'ia community.

08 September 2010

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of stoning to death has been temporarily suspended but authorities must overturn the death sentence against her entirely.

06 September 2010

Twenty three Shi'a Muslims have been accused of terrorism and plotting to overthrow the government as part of an increased clampdown on opposition and human rights activists.

27 August 2010

Abdallah Abu Rahma, head of the "Popular Committee Against the Wall" in the West Bank village of Bil'in, now faces imprisonment for exercising his right to freedom of expression.

27 August 2010

Amnesty International calls for the eight men, all detained after taking part in a protest against poor safety conditions, to be tried by a civilian court for recognizable criminal offences.

20 August 2010

A court is considering the possibility of having a man's spinal cord cut to cause the same damage he is alleged to have inflicted on his victim during a fight.

18 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities.

17 August 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Syrian authorities to release or charge a Kurdish man who has been detained for almost two years.

12 August 2010

Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman in which Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, awaiting execution by stoning for adultery, appears to implicate herself in the murder of her husband.

10 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority to 20 years in jail on a series of politically motivated charges.

02 August 2010

'Ali 'Abdullah Muhsin al-Rajhi was accused of murder but instead of being arrested and tried by the authorities, he was handed over to the victim's family and summarily killed.

30 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against two human rights activists and a blogger whose trial is expected to conclude on Saturday.

30 July 2010

Shane Michael Bauer, Joshua Felix Fattal and Sarah Emily Shourd were arrested by Iranian forces in the Iraq-Iran border area a year ago.

28 July 2010

Amnesty International urges Iran to stop harassing human rights lawyers amid continuing uncertainty over the whereabouts of the defence counsel in a controversial stoning case.

21 July 2010

Israeli military destroys a further 74 buildings in the Jordan Valley, forcibly displacing over 100 people.

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