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As the League of Arab States met in Qatar and BRICS nations met in South Africa, Amnesty International called for global pressure on all parties in the Syrian conflict to abide by international human rights law.
Nineteen-year old Natan Blanc from Haifa has been jailed seven times in four months.
All activists and writers held for insulting the ruler, IT crimes and taking part in unauthorized protests are said to have been released.
Israel’s fence/wall cutting off Palestinians from their farmland and settlements that take over even more lands, are ongoing violations of international law.
The Kuwaiti parliament's decision is a step in the right direction but much more must be done to protect the rights of more than 100,000 Bidun in Kuwait.
Two years since the Syrian uprising began, we speak to Amnesty Researcher Cilina Nasser and Senior Crisis Advisor Donatella Rovera about the conflict so far.
In advance of Egyptian women’s day, on 16 March, Amnesty International celebrates women’s contribution to the struggle for human rights.
Two years after Syrians rose in peaceful protest against their government, the country is mired in a bloody conflict with both sides responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International found in two briefings released today.
Seven men are executed in Saudi Arabia after allegedly being forced to “confess” to charges of armed robbery.
A newspaper editor was charged with defamation in Libya after publishing a list of judges allegedly involved in corruption.
A new report examines a grim cycle of human rights abuses in Iraq, ten years after a US-led invasion toppled the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein.
Two human rights activists are sentenced to five and 10 years’ imprisonment in Saudi Arabia as punishment for their work.
A TV station in Tripoli was attacked after it broadcasted a debate about a law that would ban those who held office during the al-Gaddafi years from participating in public institutions.
The Upper House of parliament in Egypt prepares to debate laws that would severely restrict the work of independent civil society organizations and limit freedom of assembly.
Seven men are due to be executed in Saudi Arabia next week after being allegedly tortured into “confessing” to a crime. Here, five reasons why the death penalty is never the answer.
Authorities in Morocco are reviewing an article of the country's Penal Code that allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they marry the victim, after a 16-year-old killed herself after being forced to marry the man she said had raped her.
Hundreds of people are detained in Saudi Arabia in the wake of a protest against the incarceration without charge or trial of their relatives.
New instructions from the Prime Minister indicate that no “local entity” is allowed to engage with “international entities” without permission.
Arms-exporting countries must ensure that any deals brokered at an international arms fair do not contribute to serious human rights abuses.
The Yemeni authorities must end the routine violent repression of freedom of assembly by its security forces, Amnesty International said ahead of mass demonstrations planned in the south of the country.