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Middle Eastern nations at forefront of disturbing spike in executions

By Sara Hashash, Middle East and North Africa media officer at Amnesty International It sounds like a scene from a grisly horror film; five decapitated bodies swinging from a horizontal pole suspended over the main square in the city of … Continue reading

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Struggling to survive after a home demolition in the Jordan Valley

By Nancy Hawker, Campaigner in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. “Watch out! The bulldozers and the jeeps are coming.” Shirin Salamein heard the warning from one of her neighbours as she finished milking her sheep … Continue reading

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Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

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Khan al-Ahmar: The human rights impact of Israel’s settlement expansion

By Deborah Hyams, Israel/OPT/PA researcher at Amnesty International For more than 60 years, the Jahalin Bedouin tribe has been struggling to maintain their way of life. Forced from their tribal lands in the Negev/Naqab desert in the1950s, they have been … Continue reading

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A West Bank village in protest against Israel’s military occupation

by Lamri Chirouf, Amnesty International’s delegate in the Occupied Palestinian Territories Last month we drove northwest from Ramallah to visit the small village of Budrus, which gained international attention a decade ago when residents started protesting against the fence/wall erected … Continue reading

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