July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
font size='3'>The conflict in Libya arose out of protests beginning February 15, 2011, in the eastern city of Benghazi. The protest came as part of a wider protest movement, popularly referred to as the Arab Spring, that spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab Spring came to ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The conflict in Libya arose out of protests beginning February 15, 2011, in the eastern city of Benghazi. The protest came as part of a wider protest movement that had spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. On February 23, Benghazi fell under the control of protesters after the ...[read more]
June 12, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Thousands of Turkish lawyers on Wednesday joined the ongoing protests in Ankara and Istanbul by marching out of courthouses in black robes. This came as the result of incidents occurring during the protests on Tuesday, where a number of lawyers were handcuffed and dragged on the ground by police ...[read more]
January 9, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Violence and protests in Middle Eastern and North African countries are likely to continue throughout the next year unless each country's government recognizes the purpose behind the movement and makes the changes being asked of them, Amnesty International (AI) reported Monday. The 80-page report ...[read more]
July 25, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
An independent commission on Sunday began investigating human rights violations related to the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Bahrain. The chairman of the five-person Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), Cherif Bassiouni, announced that the group's investigation would focus on 30 ...[read more]
June 29, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa announced on Wednesday that an independent commission will investigate human rights violations related to the country's pro-democracy protests. During a televised speech, Khalifa indicated that he had ordered a committee under the Chairmanship of the Deputy ...[read more]
June 8, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday announced that Bahrain has agreed to permit a UN commission to investigate human rights violations related to pro-democratic reform protests in the country. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay ...[read more]
March 3, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Dr. Jonathan Schanzer: "Across the Middle East, protest movements are taking hold. While each draws inspiration from the examples of Egypt and Tunisia, each country has a story of its own. In Iran, for example, the world may be witnessing a repeat of the demonstrations that rocked the ...[read more]
July 21, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa has ratified a controversial protest law that some rights groups suggest could be inconsistent with common international rights standards. The Amendments to Law 18/1973 criminalizes unauthorized protests, prohibits foreign nationals from demonstrating, a... ...[read more]

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