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Repression and state violence is likely to continue to plague the Middle East and North Africa in 2012 unless the world acts, warns a new report.
The Nigerian authorities must end excessive use of force against fuel protesters, says Amnesty, after at least one person was killed in Kwara state.
The Nigerian authorities must immediately end excessive use of force against protesters, Amnesty International has said after at least one person was killed in Kwara state during protests over fuel price rises.
The Guardian Teacher Network and Secondary School magazine SecEd have joined forces to run the Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competition.
Six men facing amputation of their right hands and left feet for 'highway robbery' in Saudi Arabia must have their sentences commuted by the king, Amnesty International has said.
Israeli authorities have stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem over the past year, 20 leading aid and human rights groups say.
Amnesty International has urged the governments of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia to arrest former US President George W. Bush for crimes of torture.
The last nine months has seen a new wave of repression in Saudi Arabia as authorities have cracked down on protesters and reformists, Amnesty says.
A power-transfer agreement that may grant Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and others immunity from prosecution has been strongly criticised.
The Ethiopian government should cease using its anti-terrorism law against journalists and peaceful political activists, two major human rights groups say.