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French nationals accused of terrorism at risk of execution if not repatriated from Iraq

July 10, 2019

MENA Rights Group, in collaboration with a French criminal lawyer, have requested the intervention of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions to ensure French nationals at risk of execution in Iraq be repatriated to their home country.

State of emergency draft bill in Tunisia still not in line with international standards

June 20, 2019

Article 19 Middle East & North Africa and MENA Rights Group request intervention of UN Special Rapporteur to ensure draft bill governing state of emergency in Tunisia is in line with international standards.

Qatar’s human rights record examined by UN Member States in Universal Periodic Review

May 28, 2019

During its review on May 15, 2019, Qatar received recommendations from 104 states on issues including counter-terrorism legislation, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, women’s rights and the rights of migrant workers.

192 internally displaced persons disappeared from infamous Al Razaza Checkpoint in Iraq in a single day

May 10, 2019

Families of 192 individuals disappeared from Al Razaza Checkpoint in Al Anbar in October 2014 continue to call on the Iraqi authorities to reveal their fate and whereabouts.

Trump’s 'Fake News' Tirades Embolden Arab Leaders’ Crackdowns

May 03, 2019

Punitive Measures Hit Journalists, Activists and Ordinary Citizens Too.

Adoption of state of emergency draft bill in Tunisia would undermine fundamental human rights

April 16, 2019

MENA Rights Group has requested the intervention of the UN Special Rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism to ensure draft bill is in line with international standards.

Latest Cybercrime Law amendments once again risk curbing free speech in Jordan

April 11, 2019

Copy of draft law obtained by Jordanian civil society shows failure to address concerns raised by UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression.

Jordan’s acceptance of Universal Periodic Review recommendations: empty promises or real commitments?

March 22, 2019

On March 14, 2019, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted Jordan’s outcome report after the country’s human rights record was reviewed last year.

During its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on November 8, 2018, Jordan received 226 recommendations from other UN Member States, and announced shortly thereafter that it had accepted 131 of these recommendations, “noting” 74 others.

Sudan protests three months on: authorities continue brutal crackdown on protesters

March 20, 2019

In past three months, excessive use of force and firearms has resulted in killing and injury of numerous protesters, while many others have been forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily detained, with the security forces acting with total impunity.

It's high time to hold Saudi Arabia to account on women's rights

March 14, 2019

Saudi Arabia has just committed to abolishing the male guardianship system. Let's make sure these are not hollow words.

Iraqi parliament must withdraw draft Cybercrime Law severely curbing free speech online

February 20, 2019

Council of Representatives reintroduces flawed text for consideration

11 men at risk as executions resume at infamous Sednaya prison in Syria

January 21, 2019

Inmates at Hama Central Prison went on hunger strike to stop the transfer of 11 prisoners to the infamous Sednaya Military Prison for execution