Demanding Change In The Middle East And North Africa

Posted: February 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

As mass anti-government protests flare across several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International is urging all state authorities in the region to respect human rights, including the rights of those now demanding change.

Repressive governments across the Middle East and North Africa are under pressure and face surging demands for political, economic and social reform. Already, 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, being targeted.

You can follow this unfolding human rights crisis here with news, videos, actions and analysis from Amnesty International’s special microsite: http://amnesty.org/en/middle-east-crisis.

See Amnesty’s new video on the power of change through social media

Show your solidarity with the people of Egypt and across the region by joining Amnesty’s Facebook event.
Take action to demand Justice for victims of the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel

Read more recent Amnesty International reports:

Egypt continues crackdown on media

Sudan urged to end protest crackdown

Yemeni rights activist threatened after organizing protests

Tunisia: Human rights agenda for change

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