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Stories about Middle East & North Africa
27 April 2016
"By the grace of God, I was released from Evin Prison tonight after serving time. Thank you all for the kindness," Hadi Heidari wrote on Instagram.
26 April 2016
7 April 2016
Death toll rises yet again for secular Bangladeshis, China scrubs #PanamaPapers from the Web and Egypt exploits two-step verification to target activists' online accounts.
Independent researchers in Egypt have identified what appears to be a new technical avenue for state surveillance: manipulation of the two-step verification process. Many activists, journalists and regular citizens throughout...
29 March 2016
"...as so many unjust things become normalized in our daily lives, the act of spreading information and informing others – however difficult – becomes an ever-more vital part of activism."
25 March 2016
22 March 2016
"People stuck...in a country where they are treated worse than dogs, for years in very bad conditions, that's the reality 'necessary' for us to fuel our tanks. Infuriating and depressing."
15 March 2016
Five months ago, Syrian web developer Bassel Khartabil disappeared from a Damascus prison, where he had spent four years since his 2012 arrest. Join supporters and ask: #WhereisBassel?
14 March 2016
Bahrain arrested human rights activist Zainab Al Khawaja along with her 15-month-old toddler. The arrest comes on the fifth anniversary of the arrival of Saudi troops to crush pro-democracy protests.
10 March 2016
Turkish authorities increasingly "conflate coverage of banned groups and investigation of sensitive topics with outright terrorism or other anti-state activity."