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Bahrain: Further information: Zainab Al-Khawaja sentenced ...
25 May 2012

Bahraini activist Zainab Al-Khawaja's trials are continuing. She and another woman both started a five-day hunger strike on 20 May in protest against ...

Urgent Action       MDE 11/035/2012

Report 2012: No longer business as usual for tyranny and ...
24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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Syria: Enforced disappearance of businessman: Amjad ...
24 May 2012

Syrian businessman Amjad Kassem has not been seen since 21 May. He was last heard from at around 2pm that day when he called his mother to tell ...

Urgent Action       MDE 24/050/2012

Bahrain: Further information: Opposition activists' appeal ...
24 May 2012

The appeal of 13 opposition activists has started in Bahrain. Hunger-striker Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja attended the hearing in a wheelchair. Two of the 13 ...

Urgent Action       MDE 11/034/2012

Amnesty International | Working to Protect Human Rights
23 May 2012

For the peoples and states of the Middle East and North Africa, 2011 was a truly momentous year. It was a year of unprecedented popular uprisings and ...

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Bahrain: Further information: Bail set for prominent activist but ...
23 May 2012

On 20 May a Bahraini court granted bail to the prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. However the charges of 'insulting a national institution' ...

Urgent Action       MDE 11/033/2012

Egypt: Egyptian protester denied medical care: Mahmoud ...
22 May 2012

Mahmoud Mohamed Amin is currently in detention and after taking part in a protest in Cairo on 4 May. During the 2011 uprising he received an injury ...

Urgent Action       MDE 12/018/2012

Syria: Further information: Syrian activists remain in detention
22 May 2012

Five staff members from the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) remain held incommunicado at various locations across Syria ...

Urgent Action       MDE 24/047/2012

Syria: Further information: Syrian rearrested and held ...
18 May 2012

Muhammad Yassin Al Hamwi, who was among four Syrian men originally detained in September 2011, was rearrested on 4 May, having been released ...

Urgent Action       MDE 24/046/2012

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Further ...
18 May 2012

The health of Palestinian footballer Mahmoud al-Sarsak, on hunger strike in an Israeli prison, is deteriorating. Other administrative detainees who had ...

Urgent Action       MDE 15/028/2012