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14 March 2011

Authorities urged to hold security forces accountable after hundreds of protesters are injured during demonstrations in the capital.

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11 March 2011

Four men released on Thursday were among at least 10 detained while returning home from a protest against unemployment, government corruption and poor social services.

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10 March 2011

A group of anti-government protesters missing since they were arrested this week in Baghdad are feared to be at risk of torture, after other recently released protestors told Amnesty International they were tortured in detention.

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10 March 2011

Authorities urged to rein in security forces amid fears of a violent crackdown on mass demonstrations planned for Friday's "Day of Rage".

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09 March 2011

Amnesty International condemns the Egyptian army's heavy-handed actions to clear Cairo's Tahrir Square of protesters, after soldiers beat demonstrators and made scores of arrests.

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08 March 2011

Authorities urged to conduct an investigation into the deaths of scores of prisoners who were killed in horrific circumstances.

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07 March 2011

Government called upon to ensure the right to freedom of assembly and allow planned demonstrations to go ahead amid calls for reform in the country.

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02 March 2011

Amr Abdallah Al Beheiry was sentenced to five years for apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest during demonstrations at the weekend.

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28 February 2011

Council refers Libya to the International Criminal Court after a plea from the country's own UN delegation, which says it no longer represents Col al-Gaddafi.

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24 February 2011

Amnesty International calls for an investigation into torture allegations made by some of the 23, who were among hundreds freed in response to demands made by protesters. 

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22 February 2011

Authorities urged to ensure the safety of people participating in peaceful protests and of all detainees after one demonstrator described how he was tortured by police.

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22 February 2011

Amnesty International is urging Syrian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of a Kurdish folk singer apparently detained for promoting traditional Kurdish music amid fears he could be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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20 February 2011

Amnesty International calls on Libyan leader Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi to immediately rein in his security forces amid reports of machine guns and other weapons being used against protestors and a spiralling death toll.

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18 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Yemeni authorities to stop using excessive force as continued violence against protesters reportedly leaves several wounded.

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17 February 2011

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.

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17 February 2011

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.

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16 February 2011

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.

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11 February 2011

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.

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10 February 2011

Authorities urged to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future.

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04 February 2011

Walid Yunis Ahmad has recently been charged with terrorism-related offences that he is alleged to have committed in 2009 when he had already been in prison for over nine years.

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