Category Archives: Middle East And North Africa

New year, new WIRE!

Thanks to your feedback, the magazine’s got a brand new look and a wider mix of articles – from our new campaign for Syrian refugees and where Amnesty gets it money from, to facts and figures about the conflicts in … Continue reading

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Bitter anniversary for Egyptian women

By Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Programme. The streets are empty. The prisons are full. The fourth anniversary of Egypt’s “25 January Revolution” is passing largely in silence, with many of … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia: The question on everybody’s mind

By Sevag Kechichian, Researcher on Saudi Arabia at Amnesty International. The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has, once again, focused international attention to the oil-rich Middle Eastern country’s human rights record. “What will be King Abdullah’s legacy?” … Continue reading

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Nous sommes Raif

Béatrice Vaugrante, Director General of Amnistie Internationale Canada francophone, gives a snapshot of some of the widespread global campaigning for Raif Badawi. Raif has been sentenced to ten years and 1,000 lashes after starting a website for public debate in … Continue reading

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Five ways you can help Raif Badawi

We urgently need Saudi Arabia to stop the flogging of Raif Badawi and release him immediately. Here’s how you can help. In May 2014, the Saudi Arabia government sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. He … Continue reading

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