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In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - even after a court has ordered release.

Political prisoners in Egypt have been prohibited from receiving specific food, including fruits and bread, from their visiting families, according to a new report.

UAE-backed forces 'detained, tortured' Yemen journalist after Emmy-nominated report

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UAE-backed forces 'detained, tortured' Yemen journalist after Emmy-nominated report

Yemen journalist Adel Al-Hasani was arrested in September and has reportedly been tortured and mistreated by forces loyal to the UAE.

Greece accused of downplaying lead risk in refugee camp

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Greece accused of downplaying lead risk in refugee camp

Human Rights Watch has accused Greece of neglecting concerns about lead poisoning at a new camp for refugees in Lesbos and failing to ...

Rights group demands Dubai princess 'proof of life’

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Rights group demands Dubai princess 'proof of life’

Human Rights Watch have called on Dubai to prove that Princess Latifa is alive, as international bodies call for her release.

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Saudi textbooks slammed over 'hateful language' against religious minorities

Human Rights Watch has found that the current school textbooks maintain language that disparages practices associated with religious minorities.

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Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

Saudi human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison for documenting protests in the Al-Qatif region.

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Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

The head of the critical care unit at Rafik Hariri University hospital, Dr. Mahmoud Hassoun, was the first person to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech.

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Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

Lebanon received 28,500 doses of the much-anticipated Covid vaccine on Saturday, just a day ahead of the launch of an inoculation programme.

<em>HRW</em> accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

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HRW accuses Australia of 'blocking' justice for Palestinians

Human Rights Watch condemned remarks by Australia's Foreign Minister saying that the country did not recognise the International Criminal ...

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Shelling in Ethiopia could amount to war crimes: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the United Nations to open an inquiry into the Ethiopian conflict and hold those responsible to account.

Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

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Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

Two cases of sexual assault in Egypt have revealed faults in prosecuting the accused and caring for victims.

Qatar's FM pledges support for Lebanon during surprise visit

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Qatar's FM pledges support for Lebanon during surprise visit

Qatar's foreign minister pledged support for Lebanon throughout rebuilding Beirut but said there is no initiative for reconciliation.

ICC ruling heralds war crimes probe in Palestinian territories

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ICC ruling heralds war crimes probe in Palestinian territories

The ICC ruled that it had jurisdiction over the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, paving the way for a war crimes probe.

Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

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Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

Comment: One-sided justice in Iraq will not serve anyone's interests. Impunity for abusive security forces needs to end, writes Human Rights ...

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Amnesty, HRW call for investigation into Lokman Slim's killing

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch deplored the murder of Lokman Slim and urged for Lebanese authorities to implement a thorough investigation into his killing.

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'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

Months after the blast at Beirut port, there has still been no international probe and no real accountability.

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'No justice' six months after horrific Beirut blast: HRW

The stalled Lebanese investigation into the Beirut blast has been riddled with serious problems, HRW has reported.

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Rights group slams Turkey's 'illegal' transfer of Syria detainees

HRW condemned the 'illegal transfers' to Turkey of more than 60 Syrians arrested by Ankara and its local proxies in Syria's northeast ...

Extinction Rebellion, Palestinian rights activists blockade Israeli arms factory

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Extinction Rebellion, Palestinian rights activists blockade Israeli arms factory

XR activists and Palestine Action have teamed up in an effort to close a controversial Israeli arms factory in Oldham.

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Lebanese fashion model killed in suspected femicide

A Lebanon-based women's group has called for the strongest possible punishment for the perpetrator of Zeina Kanjo's brutal femicide.

Lebanon's oldest MP, Michel Murr, dies after contracting Covid-19

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Lebanon's oldest MP, Michel Murr, dies after contracting Covid-19

Michel Murr died at age 89 after suffering from complications resulting from Covid-19.

<em>HRW</em> warns of 'gaps' in Lebanon Covid vaccine drive

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HRW warns of 'gaps' in Lebanon Covid vaccine drive

The rights group cited particular concern around the transparency, accessibility, and misinformation surrounding the drive to vaccinate ...

Protester dies as Lebanon cracks down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

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Protester dies as Lebanon cracks down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

Lebanon's second city has seen fierce protests against a round-the-clock curfew imposed with little-to-no financial support from the government.

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