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Latest Reports

January 9, 2012

This report describes the events of 2011 in the Middle East and North Africa, a year that saw millions of people flooding the streets to demand change.

December 16, 2011

Since March 2011, at least 108 opposition party members and six journalists have been arrested in Ethiopia for alleged involvement with various proscribed terrorist groups

September 13, 2011

In mid-February 2011 Libyans called for a "Day of Rage" against the iron-fist rule of Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi, in power since 1969. This report documents serious and widespread human rights violations by al-Gaddafi forces and also abuses commi...

July 4, 2011
In recent months, relatively small demonstrations in Syria have developed into widespread mass protests. On 14 May, a devastating security operation began in Tell Kalakh, a town in the western governorate of Homs near the border with Lebanon. Scores...