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

Regional News

from Middle east and north africa

09 April 2010

Hunger strikers protesting against their detention without trial are among those who have faced intimidation after visiting refugee camps in Algeria.

07 April 2010

Over 100 people were killed in suicide bomb and other attacks mounted by armed groups in and around Baghdad in the last week.

07 April 2010

A leaked classified US military video appears to show the 2007 attacks in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.

06 April 2010

The scale of the devastation caused by aerial bombardments of the northern Yemeni region of Sa’dah is revealed in images obtained by Amnesty International.

06 April 2010

Scores of Tabu families have lost their homes since November 2009 and it appears that many more evictions may be planned.

06 April 2010

More than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform on Tuesday.

31 March 2010

High-ranking officials in the de facto administration have signalled their intention to execute those convicted of 'collaboration' with Israel and 'murder'.

30 March 2010

Recent developments suggest that the authorities are once more using executions to quell political unrest, intimidate the population and send a signal that dissent will not be tolerated.

26 March 2010

The men were arrested after they helped Hussain 'Ali Hassan al-Sahlawi, who had been shot and left unconscious by a security official in Karzakan.

26 March 2010

Independent experts will monitor domestic investigations into war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

26 March 2010

Police opened fire with live ammunition in the city of Ar Raqqah, as an estimated 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the Kurdish New Year.

24 March 2010

The authorities have effectively barred two human rights organizations from presenting their reports on the harassment of former political prisoners to the media.

22 March 2010

On World Water Day Israeli authorities have been urged to end discriminatory practices against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

18 March 2010

If the higher courts reject his appeal, former televison presenter 'Ali Hussain Sibat could be executed at any time.

18 March 2010

It is not known why 'Abed al-Hafith 'Abed al-Rahman is being detained or whether any charges have been brought against him.

15 March 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Tunisian President to end the daily harassment of former political prisoners ahead of the country's national independence day.

12 March 2010

Amnesty International has made an urgent personal appeal to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to prevent the execution of a man who is believed to have been wrongly convicted of murder.

12 March 2010

An Egyptian man, who may have been wrongfully convicted of murder, was hanged in Cairo on Wednesday morning, Amnesty International has learned.

11 March 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of an Iranian football journalist who was detained for publishing posters supporting an Iranian-Azerbaijani football team.

10 March 2010

Amnesty International urges Israel to cease constructing illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories after a plan to build 1,600 new homes is approved.

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