Middle East & North Africa Human Rights

Repressive governments across the Middle East and North Africa are under pressure and face surging demands for political, economic and social reform. Protesters have been killed on the streets by police and thousands have been arrested or beaten as state security forces try to quell the unrest. New curbs on freedom of expression have been imposed with online social media, a vital organization tool for activists.

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Egypt's Women Rise Up for Rights

Brave Egyptian women are working tirelessly to combat sexual violence against protesters and to demand justice.

Horror in Syria

For millions in Syria, home has become hell. Amnesty is on the ground documenting abuses, but we need your support.

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