• Bahraini Opposition Leader Ebrahim Sharif Feared Tortured

    URGENT ACTION Ebrahim Sharif, one of several prominent opposition leaders detained in Bahrain in March, was transferred on or around 10 April to a military hospital in al-Riffa’, central Bahrain.  His family has not had access to him since he was detained.  Amnesty International fears he might be at risk of torture or ill-treatment. Ebrahim […]

  • Bahrain Protesters Die in Police Crackdown

    Every time demonstrators regrouped, they were attacked again, with rubber bullets, tear gas, and reportedly even live ammunition.  Later two protesters died: Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima and Fadhel Ali Matrook. This video was released by Amnesty International on 15 February 2011.  Cf. As’ad AbuKhalil, “US Is Freaking Out over Bahrain” (Angry Arab News Service, 15 February […]

  • Iran: Recommended Action

    RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in Persian, Arabic, English, French or your own language: calling on the authorities to ensure that security forces exercise restraint in the policing of any further demonstrations in connection with the election result, and that firearms are not used except as a last resort […]