Global day of action – supporting the people of the Middle East and North Africa

Thousands of Amnesty International supporters, diaspora groups, trade unionists and students are set to join a global day of action on 11 February in solidarity with protesters in the Middle East and North Africa demanding reforms and greater respect for human rights. Events will be held in cities across nearly 20 countries, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Nepal, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. “Human rights were and are at the core of the demands for change in the Middle East and North Africa that have led to the extraordinary events of the last year,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. “On the one-year anniversary of the fall of Hosni Mubarak, we are gathering in public places around the world to demonstrate our solidarity with people across the region who are continuing to stand up to brutal repression with courage and dignity.”