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The announcement comes after the death of a Sudanese activist under torture last month.

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

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Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective punishment of IDPs".

Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street

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Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street

Mehrdad Sepehri was killed after being tied to a metal pole in the street and assaulted by a policeman, triggering outrage in Iran.

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

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China gives rare confirmation of Uighur man's death

In a rare move, Beijing has confirmed the death of a Uiguhr man who is thought to have been held in a Xinjiang detention camp.

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Amnesty accuses Iran of gruesome torture in protest crackdown

Detainees were flogged, sexually abused, and given electric shocks as part of Iran's deadly crackdown on November's protests, Amnesty has claimed

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UAE activists sign petition condemning Israel normalisation deal

The petition describe the deal as 'an affront to all resolutions' of various intergovernmental organisations in support of Palestinians, ...

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UAE-linked accounts urge crackdown on Israel peace deal critics

Twitter accounts linked to the UAE government have threatened social media critics of a recent peace deal with Israel with punishment and ...

Turkey controversial bar association law moves ahead despite criticism

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Turkey controversial bar association law moves ahead despite criticism

Turkey's reform of bar associations has been decried as an attempt to divide the legal profession along political lines, but the governmet says ...

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Sudan's Hamdok vows 'retribution' for victims of Khartoum massacre

The transitional authorities have formed a committee to probe the massacre but have yet to announce its findings.

Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

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Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

Sudanese protesters took to the streets on the anniversary of the bloody crackdown, in which men in military fatigues killed at least 128 people.

Mass grave discovered in southeast Turkey

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Mass grave discovered in southeast Turkey

The bodies can likely be traced back to the height of the Turkish-Kurdish conflict, the Human Rights Association said.

HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

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HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad al-Jabri, who fled to ...

Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

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Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

Prince Faisal bin Abdullah Al Saud, is detained by Saudi authorities and not permitted any contact while his whereabouts remain unknown, says ...

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ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

Military commanders allied to Haftar's LNA may face responsibility for crimes committed by their forces during the offensive to take the Libyan capital, the ICC's chief prosecutor announced.

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates ...

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First Mormon temple in Middle East planned for Dubai

The Latter Day Saint Church is based in Utah and is expanding to Africa, China and the Middle East.

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Saudi forces 'electrocuting, beating, disappearing' Yemeni detainees: HRW

A new Human Rights Report sheds light on the illegal detention, reported abuse and illegal relocation of detained Yemenis in the al-Mahrah area.

Egypt sentences rights lawyer to prison for BBC interview

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Egypt sentences rights lawyer to prison for BBC interview

Egyptian former lawmaker Zyad el-Elaimy has been sentenced to a year in prison.

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Amnesty international condemns 'mass execution' carried out in Egypt

Egyptian authorities executed eight men in the early hours of this morning in Borg el-Arab prison in Alexandria, according to a statement by ...

Egyptian court demands whereabouts of Arab Spring icon

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Egyptian court demands whereabouts of Arab Spring icon

Many fear Egyptian blogger and lawmaker Mostafa al-Naggar has been killed.

'Tolerant' UAE revokes citizenship of dissidents' families: HRW

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'Tolerant' UAE revokes citizenship of dissidents' families: HRW

The government of the oil-rich Gulf state has revoked the citizenship of 19 relatives of two dissidents.

Democracy languishes in Modi's anti-Muslim India

Umar Lateef Misgar

Democracy languishes in Modi's anti-Muslim India

Comment: India's new citizenship law brings home the existential threat that Indian Muslims face under a Hindu-supremacist government, writes ...

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