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Bahrain

Bahrain slams EU resolution while minors languish in jail

On the 14th of February Bahrain marked 10 years since the Arab uprisings that rippled through the region. As a…

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Yemen

UAE-backed mercenaries tortured Yemeni journalist: HRW

The so-called Southern Transitional Council (STC) militants, backed by the United Arab Emirates, have arbitrarily detained and possibly tortured a…

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World

Morocco suppressing activists in Western Sahara after deal with Israel

Activists and ordinary people in Western Sahara are said to have been subjected to a harsh crackdown and human rights…

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Saudi Arab

UK-based group urges global pressure on Saudi Arabia to free cleric

A Britain-based human rights organization has called on world leaders to pressure Saudi Arabian authorities to release prominent dissident Sheikh…

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Middle East

UN rapporteur calls on UAE to release jailed human rights advocates

A United Nations expert says three human rights advocates serving 10-year prison sentences in the United Arab Emirates are being…

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European lawmakers criticize Bahrain’s human rights violations

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voiced “deep concern” over deterioration of human rights situation in Bahrain, urging Manama…

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Saudi Arab

Saudi rights activist goes on open-ended hunger strike to protest prison conditions

Prominent Saudi human rights campaigner Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani has launched an open-ended hunger strike in protest against his harsh conditions…

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World

Human Rights Watch: Trump’s pardons of convicted mercenaries ‘insult to justice’

Human Rights Watch says US President Donald Trump’s pardoning of four Blackwater contractors, convicted of killing at least 14 Iraqi…

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World

Nigerian Army and Zaria massacre

The Zaria massacre was a calculated, coordinated and pre-planned attack that targeted Nigerian Shia Muslims. It was an agenda that…

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Saudi Arab

G20 should press Saudi Arabia on jailed activists: Rights group

Human Rights Watch demands G20 leaders to press the kingdom in releasing prisoners detained unlawfully before a leaders’ summit on…

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