In recent years, the government of Azerbaijan has consolidated its authoritarian rule. Peaceful protest has effectively been criminalized, journalists and bloggers jailed.
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.
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
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...