Massive protests marked the 3rd anniversary of the 2011 uprising

Bahrain: Massive protests mark anniversary of uprising

Via Bahrain Center for Human Rights Friday, February 14th, marked the third anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, and hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend to demand their right to freedom and democracy. The government responded with a heavy use of teargas and the use of shotguns loaded…

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Egypt: Amnesty documents military’s clampdown on students

A recent damning report by Amnesty International documents the scale of repression by the military regime in Egypt. According to the report around 500 students have been detained, and some jailed for up to 17 years for taking part in protests against the military. Students have also been shot dead on campus as security forces…

Resources: Model motion on repression in Egypt

Model motion on Egypt (General) Read more on the background to the repression on Amnesty International’s website. 1. This union notes with grave concern the far-reaching assault on human rights currently underway in Egypt, three years after the uprising which toppled Mubarak. According to Amnesty International the Egyptian military and security forces have killed around…