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Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 14:40:35 +0200
Egypt: Arrests raise fears of fresh crackdown against peaceful critics
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The arbitrary detention of labour rights lawyer, Haytham Mohamdeen, and former political activist, Mostafa Maher, this week has raised fears that the Egyptian authorities might be embarking on a fresh crackdown targeting peaceful dissent or individuals with history of activism, said Amnesty International.

“These latest arrests have reignited a climate of fear amongst independent activists and human rights organizations about a renewed assault...
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Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:58:06 +0200
The Migration Board changes its decision - family reunites after 3.5 years
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Oussama Al Rifai from Knivsta came to Sweden as a political refugee 3.5 years ago. About the same time he has struggled to get his two children and his wife here. SVT News Uppsala participated when the family reunited at Arlanda.
There are strong emotions that bubble up at Arlanda this day. Oussama Al Rifai from Knivsta has not met his family for 3.5 years. For as long, the children Oula Al Rifai and Alaa Al Rifai and his wife Fatoun Al Rifai have been...
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:34:09 +0200
Fifteen years of LGBTI community activism in Lebanon:‎ A story of existence and oppression
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The sun was shining above the groups demonstrating against the US-British military campaign against Iraq in 2003 in Beirut.‎ We were a group of eager youths, university student activists meeting in front of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) building in the city centre. We stood at a corner, trying to avoid a crowd calling for the victory of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and ‎another crowd cheering for a holy war...
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:09:47 +0200
Egyptian court renews Fotouh’s detention for 45 more days
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Cairo, Egypt The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday ordered former-presidential candidate and head of the “Strong Egypt Party” Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh be detained for a further 45 days, having been accused of leading a terrorist group.

Egyptian security forces arrested Fotouh on February 14, 2018 for alleged ties with Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He was also accused of spreading false news against state institutions.

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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:52:23 +0200
UAE: Three Lebanese men receive heavy sentences, including life, despite grave fair trial concerns
Responding to the UAE Federal Court’s verdict into the case of eight Lebanese men, all Shi’a Muslims, sentencing one to life in prison, two to ten years, and acquitting five others following a trial marred by due process and fair trial concerns, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, said:

“The absence of basic requirements of a fair trial – such as having access to a lawyer – strips today’s verdict of any reliability or credibility.
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:30:53 +0200
Israel's refusal to grant Palestinian refugees right to return has fuelled seven decades of suffering
-Nakba Day on 15 May marks the displacement of more than 700,000 Palestinians following the creation of the State of Israel in 1948
-More than 70 years later, Israel still denies Palestinian refugees their right to return to their land
-Amnesty International’s dedicated Nakba website describes the heartbreaking struggles of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:42:53 +0200
State campaign in Egypt will make people have fewer children
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -In the Arab world's most populous country Egypt, a child is born every fifteen seconds, and the population increases by several million every year. A gigantic problem and as serious as terrorism, the country's President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi thinks. Now, a state campaign will get families to realize that it is "enough" with two children.

Nahla Abdelaziz has two sons and one daughter and really thinks it is right. But a fourth child would still be...
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:13:16 +0200
Egypt among top 8 countries in population growth 2018-50
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO - 14 May 2019: Rapporteur of the National Population Council Amr Hassan told Egypt Today that Egypt is among the top countries in terms of population growth expected to take place between 2018 and 2050.

Egypt ranks seventh with an estimated increase of 69.5 million followed by the United States with a rise of 61.6 million. The top six are India (308.8 million), Nigeria (214.7 million), Democratic Congo (131.6 million), Pakistan (106 million),...
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 23:16:59 +0200
Eurovision why israel and australia
Australia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Australian broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) will be represented by the song “Zero Gravity” performed by Kate Miller-Heidke, which was chosen in the national final Eurovision - Australia Decides
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 00:10:04 +0200
Gaza: Hamas must end brutal crackdown against protesters and rights defenders
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amnesty worker in Gaza interrogated and ill-treated by security forces

Hamas security forces’ violent crackdown against peaceful Palestinian protesters, activists, human rights workers – including an Amnesty International worker - and local journalists must be immediately halted and investigated, said Amnesty International.

Hundreds of protesters have been subjected to beatings, arbitrary arrest and detentions, and torture and...
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Published: Sun, 12 May 2019 17:07:21 +0200
Nigeria/Netherlands: Shell ruling “a vital step towards justice”
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The District Court of The Hague today issued an interim ruling in the case brought by Esther Kiobel and three other women with regard to Shell’s involvement in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of their husbands by the Nigerian military. It ruled in favour of the plaintiffs, that the court does have jurisdiction of the case and that this should not be time barred.

The court also ruled that Shell should hand over some confidential internal...
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Published: Fri, 10 May 2019 18:10:16 +0200
'I do not want to say I’m transgender, I’d rather just say I’m a woman'
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Joey Mataele, 54, is an activist from Tonga who’s faced abuse her entire life. As a ‘leiti’ – someone who is born a man but identifies as a woman – she’s campaigning for change, so she can finally be recognised for who she really is; a brilliant, brave woman.

“I was bullied by teachers and students. On my way home, people would walk past and slap me on the back of my head or call me a faggot. I would get into fights. I was always...
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Published: Fri, 10 May 2019 01:12:26 +0200
Saudi Arabia: women activists trial begins with 'outrageous' charges
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Charges relate to their promotion of women’s rights, and contact with Amnesty and other international organisations

Activists include prominent campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul (pictured)

‘This trial is yet another stain on the Saudi authorities’ appalling human rights record’ - Samah Hadid

The prosecution of 11 women activists for their human rights work and contact with international organisations is an “outrageous”...
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Published: Thu, 09 May 2019 05:32:37 +0200
Qatar rolls out first-ever 'landmark' metro for public
Initial operations of Doha Metro's Red Line connecting 13 stations from al-Qassar to al-Wakrah get under way.

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Doha, Qatar - Six years in the making, Qatar's first-ever underground railway system has opened to the public, as the Gulf nation prepares to host the 2022 football World Cup.

The Doha Metro Red Line started partial operations on Wednesday, running along the coast from al-Qassar district in the capital, Doha, to the southern...
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Published: Tue, 07 May 2019 21:25:47 +0200
Brazil: Risk of bloodshed in the Amazon unless government protects Indigenous peoples from illegal land seizures and logging
-Illegal land seizures and logging on the rise in Indigenous territories in Brazil’s Amazon
-Recent reductions in government monitoring aggravate the risk of conflict
-Looming dry season set to intensify pressure on traditional lands
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-There is an imminent risk of violent clashes in Brazil’s Amazon region unless the government protects Indigenous peoples’ traditional lands from increasing illegal land seizures and logging by armed intruders,...
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Published: Mon, 06 May 2019 23:42:51 +0200
Snow cover in May - belongs to the unusual
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The summer heat has taken a break and instead it is unusually cold for the season.

Until the week it is an extra shirt that applies to protect yourself against the polar air that lingers over most of the country.

Usually, the temperature usually rises to about 15 degrees during the day in southern Sweden this year, according to SMHI. The temperature is now between five and ten degrees in the same parts of the country.

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Published: Sun, 05 May 2019 21:19:32 +0200
Pakistan: Without press freedom, the truth can often disappear
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-To commemorate World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Amnesty International will be launching a campaign with Dawn.com, showcasing the consequences on the news if press freedom is curtailed in the country.

The campaign will be launched at 0900 (Pakistan Standard Time) on 3 May, 2019.

The Dawn News website will temporarily blur out the homepage when logged onto for the duration of 15 hours to indicate that without press freedom, the truth...
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Published: Thu, 02 May 2019 20:36:24 +0200
RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR A FAIR, FREE EUROPE FOR EVERYONE
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-We’re all different, all unique, and all equal. No one should be left behind in society because of who we are, or where we come from.

But right now, many of us share a sneaking feeling that Europe is heading completely in the wrong direction. We’re seeing leaders spreading hate and fear, politicians cracking down on peaceful activists, and powerful people pushing for policies that are making us poorer and destroying our environment.
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Published: Wed, 01 May 2019 16:15:14 +0200
Death penalty 2018: Dramatic fall in global executions
-Global executions fell by 31%, reaching lowest figure in at least a decade
-But several countries saw a rise in executions, including Belarus, Japan, Singapore, South Sudan and USA
-Thailand resumed executions, Sri Lanka threatened to follow suit
-China remained world’s top executioner, followed by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Viet Nam and Iraq


Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Global executions fell by almost one-third last year to the lowest figure in at least...
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Published: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:38:40 +0200
Iran: Two 17-year-old boys flogged and secretly executed in abhorrent violation of international law
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Iranian authorities have flogged and secretly executed two boys under the age of 18, Amnesty International has learned, displaying an utter disdain for international law and the rights of children.

Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, two cousins, were executed on 25 April in Adelabad prison in Shiraz, Fars province, southern Iran. Both were arrested aged 15 and convicted on multiple rape charges following an unfair trial.

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Published: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:43:36 +0200
Libya: Horrific attack targeting refugees and migrants at detention centre must be investigated as a war crime
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A violent attack by fighters who opened fire on refugees and migrants at a detention centre on the outskirts of Tripoli highlights the urgent need to ensure civilians are protected and perpetrators are held to account, said Amnesty International after speaking to eye witnesses.

Armed men raided the Qasr Ben Ghashir detention centre, south of Tripoli on 23 April and shot a number of the people being held there. According to the UN Refugee Agency...
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Published: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 22:38:21 +0200
Syria: Unprecedented investigation reveals US-led Coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in Raqqa ‘death trap’
-Amnesty International and Airwars launch interactive website documenting hundreds of civilian casualties
-Most comprehensive investigation into civilian deaths in modern warfare
-US, UK and French forces still in denial, admitting to 10% of killings

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The US-led military Coalition must end almost two years of denial about the massive civilian death toll and destruction it unleashed in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Amnesty International and...
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Published: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 21:34:26 +0200
Thousands of penguins have drowned - ice blocks burst
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The world's second largest colony of emperor penguins has been wiped out.

The flock was so large that it appeared from space - now scientists can no longer see the penguins on their satellite images.


It wasn't until scientists examined satellite images of the ice at Halley Bay in Antarctica that they made the terrible discovery.

In the past, the herd of emperor penguins living on the ice have been so large that...
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Published: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:06:57 +0200
Jordan Maintaining Position against Deal of the Century
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Amman, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi stated that his country will maintain its position against the so-called Deal of the Century, a US plan aimed at reaching agreements between Palestinians and Israelis.

'We do not know about that project that the Americans will reveal when they see the right time, but we know our response: we are for comprehensive and permanent peace derived from an independent Palestinian State...
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Published: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:38:53 +0200
Investigation launched into tourist video showing ‘starved and beaten’ animals
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-An investigation has been launched after a video revealed the scale of abuse that some of Egypt’s animal tourist attractions are suffering. Speaking out at the weekend, PETA Asia said they were looking into footage shot at top tourism destinations – including the Great Pyramid of Giza, Saqqara, and Luxor. In the clips, horses are forced to walk through hot temperatures with open wounds, and camels were filmed being whipped in the testicles.
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Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 14:24:42 +0200
Sudan: Omar al-Bashir must face justice for recent and past crimes
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following the announcement by Sudan’s Public Prosecutor that he will charge former president Omar al-Bashir with the recent killing of protestors, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Seif Magango said:

Al-Bashir must face justice not only for recent crimes, but also for the crimes under international law he allegedly committed while he was in power.
Seif Magango, Amnesty International's...
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Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:35:37 +0200
Sri Lanka: Authorities must protect Muslims against violence
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the killing of at least one individual and the spate of attacks against Muslim-owned businesses, mosques and houses in several parts of Sri Lanka, Amnesty International’s South Asia Researcher, Thyagi Ruwanpathirana said:

“The Sri Lankan authorities must protect the country’s Muslim minority as it is being targeted by mobs in horrific attacks on their homes, mosques and businesses in the wake of the Easter Sunday massacre. The...
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:24:19 +0200
WHATSAPP HACK: WHEN SPYWARE COMPANIES GO ROGUE, NO ONE IS SAFE | OPINION
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In June last year, one of my colleagues at Amnesty International received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number. It contained details about a protest supposedly taking place at the Saudi embassy in Washington DC, and my colleague was instantly suspicious. The message came at a time when Amnesty International was campaigning for the release of six jailed activists in Saudi Arabia, and something didn’t feel right.

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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 19:53:56 +0200
Egypt explosion injures tourists near Giza pyramids
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Cairo, Egypt (CNN)At least 14 people were injured in an explosion that targeted a tourist bus carrying 25 South African citizens, Egypt's state-run Ahram daily reported.

A device exploded near the bus, Ahram reported, while the windshield of another vehicle was damaged. The blast took place outside the yet-to-be-opened Grand Egyptian Museum, near the Giza pyramids.
Egypt's Minister of Tourism Rania A. Al Mashat called it a "minor explosion"...
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:37:38 +0200
Arms shipment to Saudi Arabia flouts multiple EU states’ Arms Trade Treaty obligations
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Reacting to the onward voyage of the Saudi Arabian state shipping company’s vessel, the Bahri Yanbu, from the Spanish port of Santander this afternoon, Ara Marcen Naval, Deputy Director for Arms Control and Human Rights at Amnesty International, said:

“Laden with arms that will likely be used in the war in Yemen, the Bahri Yanbu has been bouncing off European ports like a pinball. After loading up with Belgian munitions in Antwerp, it has visited...
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 01:34:54 +0200
My son was kicked to death - this is why I am seeking justice
Zak Kostopoulos, a queer activist, drag artist and human rights defender from Greece, was brutally beaten up by two men after entering a jewellery shop in central Athens last year. Following the attack, footage showed police violently attempting to arrest Zak while he lay dying on the ground. According to the forensic report, Zak died from the multiple injuries he sustained.

Zak’s tragic death devastated his family, friends and the wider human rights community in Greece. In a moving...
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:40:13 +0200
Matrouh governorate highest birth rates in Egypt, report
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Matrouh governorate has the highest rates of reproduction at a rate of 4.8 children per woman, or 10 women giving birth to 48 children, according to a report by the Health Ministry revealed on Friday.

The report said that Fayoum comes in second place at a rate of 4.6 children per woman, Sohag at 4.3, Assiut at 4.2, Minya at 3.9, and Bani Swaif at 3.9 children per woman.

The report revealed that the lowest reproduction rates are in...
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 02:52:20 +0200
Egypt wants people to have fewer children: "Two hands"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -With the state campaign "Two hands", Egypt hopes to keep the birth rates in the country and stop the population increase, reports SVT News in a report from the country.

Among other things, door knocking in the conservative countryside includes women being asked to use contraceptives to not acquire more than two children.

Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world and is approaching a population of 100 million. Every year,...
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 22:39:48 +0200
Gaza: Journalist facing prison term for exposing corruption in Hamas-controlled ministry
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-An investigative journalist who published a report revealing corruption within the ministry of health in Gaza is facing up to six months in jail, said Amnesty International, ahead of her appeal hearing tomorrow.

Hajar Harb, a Palestinian journalist from Gaza, released an investigative report on al-Araby TV on 25 June 2016 highlighting that the ministry, which is run by the Hamas de-facto administration, was profiting by arranging illegal medical...
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Published: Sun, 12 May 2019 18:54:14 +0200
Swedish Communists Shock With Spicy 'F**k EU Elections' Ad (VIDEO)
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The video is called "There are better things to do on election day" and features a couple making love.

Swedish Communists have launched an election film calling on the public to ignore EU elections.

With the motto "F**k the EU election", the Communists instead call for intimacy, which is visualised with clarity in their ad.

The film was produced by the party itself with the help of friends from outside. The actors are...
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Published: Sat, 11 May 2019 20:27:18 +0200
Swedish Yellow Vests-Like 'Petrol Uproar' Gathers 275,000 Supporters
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The so-called "Petrol Uproar", which has been largely modelled after the Yellow Vests of France and is pushing for lower fuel prices, gathered a quarter of a million supporters on Facebook in no time.

The "Petrol Uproar", a popular Swedish movement against record-high petrol prices, has postponed its plans to hold protests across Sweden after it has been denied demonstration permits, the newspaper Aftonbladet reported.

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Published: Fri, 10 May 2019 04:02:44 +0200
Saudi Arabia: women activists trial begins with 'outrageous' charges
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Charges relate to their promotion of women’s rights, and contact with Amnesty and other international organisations

Activists include prominent campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul (pictured)

‘This trial is yet another stain on the Saudi authorities’ appalling human rights record’ - Samah Hadid

The prosecution of 11 women activists for their human rights work and contact with international organisations is an “outrageous”...
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Published: Thu, 09 May 2019 23:41:04 +0200
Myanmar: Genuine press freedom must follow release of Reuters journalists
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to news of the amnesty and release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s East and Southeast Asia Director said:

“Today marks an important victory for press freedom in Myanmar. The case against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo was a travesty of justice from start to finish and they should never have spent a day in prison.

Journalists and activists remain under a permanent threat...
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Published: Thu, 09 May 2019 00:45:59 +0200
Ramadan in Sweden with no dusk, no dawn -Why Ramadan fasting is a challenge in northern Sweden
The Islamic holy of Ramdan is now under way, and for Muslims in same parts of Sweden ,fasting can be a particularly tough task .
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-During summer, the sun never sets in Sweden's northernmost town, posing challenges for Muslims observing the holy month.
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Published: Tue, 07 May 2019 00:45:34 +0200
Check out these incredible images from a colourfully-decorated 4500-year-old tomb in Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Egypt recently unveiled spectacular images of a 4500-year-old tomb that belonged to a Fifth Dynasty nobleman. Inside are remarkably preserved wall paintings coloured in hues typically associated with royalty, which has raised questions about the nobleman’s influence and ties with the ruling pharaoh.
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Published: Mon, 06 May 2019 23:26:00 +0200
Palestine: Authorities must drop charges against human rights defender Issa Amro for peaceful criticism
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The prosecution of Issa Amro, a prominent Palestinian human rights defender, over a social media post critical of the Palestinian authorities is another devastating blow for freedom of expression in Palestine, said Amnesty International ahead of his first court hearing on 28 March.



It is disgraceful that Issa Amro is facing a prison term simply for expressing his views promoting human rights online. The Palestinian authorities should...
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Published: Fri, 03 May 2019 20:56:13 +0200
Venezuela: State steps up repression of protests in the midst of the crisis
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-At least four people have been killed, more than 200 injured and 205 arrested during state repression of protests across Venezuela since 30 April, Amnesty International has confirmed.

“The security forces under the command of Nicolás Maduro and the armed civilian groups that support him insist on repressing the protests by people demanding a way out of the serious political and human rights crisis that has plagued the country for several years,”...
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Published: Wed, 01 May 2019 21:13:33 +0200
Labour Day celebrates working women and men: This is how India started celebrating 1 May
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-International Labour Day is celebrated to honour the contribution of working men and women. It is observed on the first day in the month of May and is celebrated as May Day. In India, the holiday is also celebrated as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas, Uzhaipalar Dinam (Tamil) or Kamgar Din. The theme of Labour Day 2019 is 'Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement.'
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Published: Wed, 01 May 2019 15:40:41 +0200
Iran: Release women’s rights defenders detained for peacefully protesting against forced veiling
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Iranian authorities must stop harassing, arresting and imprisoning women’s rights defenders peacefully protesting against Iran’s degrading and discriminatory forced veiling laws, and release those detained on this basis immediately and unconditionally, said Amnesty International today.

The organization has confirmed that two women’s rights defenders, Yasmin Aryani and Monireh Arabshahi, have been detained in the past week and that a third...
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Published: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:56:38 +0200
Israel/OPT: Reversal of Airbnb ban on illegal settlement listings deeply shameful
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to Airbnb’s announcement that they will no longer be removing all listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank following a class action lawsuit by Israeli lawyers, Amnesty International’s Business and Human Rights Researcher, Mark Dummett said:

“Airbnb’s decision to continue to allow accommodation listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank is a reprehensible and cowardly move that will be another...
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Published: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:24:59 +0200
Saudi Arabia: 37 put to death in shocking execution spree
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The execution of 37 people convicted on “terrorism” charges marks an alarming escalation in Saudi Arabia’s use of the death penalty, said Amnesty International today. Among those put to death was a young man who was convicted of a crime that took place while he was under the age of 18.

“Today’s mass execution is a chilling demonstration of the Saudi Arabian authorities callous disregard for human life. It is also yet another gruesome...
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Published: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 21:50:33 +0200
Lebanese government must end exploitation and shocking abuse of migrant domestic workers
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Lebanon’s new government must seize the opportunity to end the kafala (sponsorship) system which has trapped migrant domestic workers in a nightmarish web of abuse ranging from exploitative working conditions to forced labour and human trafficking, said Amnesty International, launching a new report and campaign today.

'Their home is my prison’: Exploitation of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon sheds light on the serious human rights abuses...
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Published: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:39:11 +0200
"Maggan", 76, from Södertälje is a princess in Jordan
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-On Good Friday Louise Johansson, 33, married Mantorp with her Malaysian prince.

"Maggan", 76, from Södertälje, is also married to a prince.

For 56 years she has been Princess Majda of Jordan.
Certainly the accident squirrels cracked when Margaretha Lind as a 21-year-old married his prince, Prince Raad bin Zeid of Iraq, and became an Arab princess in Jordan.

Just as surely there are accident corps now also, when...
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Published: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:31:25 +0200
Sri Lanka bombings: Isis claims responsibility for deadly church and hotel attacks on Easter Sunday
Isis has claimed responsibility for bombings that left more than 300 people dead in Sri Lanka, releasing a video of the alleged attackers pledging allegiance to its leader.

In a statement released by its Amaq propaganda agency, the group said it was targeting citizens of countries bombings its territories and Christians.

“A security source told Amaq agency the perpetrators of the attack targeting the citizens of [US-led] coalition countries and Christians in Sri Lanka...
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Published: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:25:00 +0200
Egypt: Constitutional Amendments Entrench Repression
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government continues to oversee Egypt’s worst human rights crisis in decades and has escalated the use of counterterrorism laws to prosecute peaceful dissidents. The government has arrested scores of al-Sisi’s critics, including potential presidential candidates, ahead of the 2018 presidential elections that was held in an unfair and unfree environment. Police and the National Security Agency have systematically used torture and enforced disappearances. The...
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Egypt: Arrests raise fears of fresh crackdown against peaceful critics
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Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 14:24:42 +0200
Sudan: Omar al-Bashir must face justice for recent and past crimes
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Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:58:06 +0200
The Migration Board changes its decision - family reunites after 3.5 years
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Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:35:37 +0200
Sri Lanka: Authorities must protect Muslims against violence
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:34:09 +0200
Fifteen years of LGBTI community activism in Lebanon:‎ A story of existence and oppression
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WHATSAPP HACK: WHEN SPYWARE COMPANIES GO ROGUE, NO ONE IS SAFE | OPINION
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 20:09:47 +0200
Egyptian court renews Fotouh’s detention for 45 more days
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Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 19:53:56 +0200
Egypt explosion injures tourists near Giza pyramids
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:52:23 +0200
UAE: Three Lebanese men receive heavy sentences, including life, despite grave fair trial concerns
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:37:38 +0200
Arms shipment to Saudi Arabia flouts multiple EU states’ Arms Trade Treaty obligations
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Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 22:30:53 +0200
Israel's refusal to grant Palestinian refugees right to return has fuelled seven decades of suffering
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My son was kicked to death - this is why I am seeking justice
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:42:53 +0200
State campaign in Egypt will make people have fewer children
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:40:13 +0200
Matrouh governorate highest birth rates in Egypt, report
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Published: Thu, 16 May 2019 03:13:16 +0200
Egypt among top 8 countries in population growth 2018-50
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Egypt wants people to have fewer children: "Two hands"
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 23:16:59 +0200
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Gaza: Journalist facing prison term for exposing corruption in Hamas-controlled ministry
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Published: Tue, 14 May 2019 00:10:04 +0200
Gaza: Hamas must end brutal crackdown against protesters and rights defenders
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Published: Sun, 12 May 2019 18:54:14 +0200
Swedish Communists Shock With Spicy 'F**k EU Elections' Ad (VIDEO)
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Nigeria/Netherlands: Shell ruling “a vital step towards justice”
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Published: Sat, 11 May 2019 20:27:18 +0200
Swedish Yellow Vests-Like 'Petrol Uproar' Gathers 275,000 Supporters
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'I do not want to say I’m transgender, I’d rather just say I’m a woman'
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Saudi Arabia: women activists trial begins with 'outrageous' charges
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Saudi Arabia: women activists trial begins with 'outrageous' charges
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