Fear and loathing in MENA: Arrests, prison sentences, and surveillance

Recent articles in Middle East & North Africa

Under Attack: How Egypt’s security campaigns target rights defenders

A new report by the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) examines the most prominent violations practiced by Egyptian authorities against independent human rights organizations and human rights defenders.

Qatar: Demonstrators remain detained for protesting election laws

According to the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Qatari authorities detained dozens of citizens following peaceful protests against the country’s discriminatory electoral system, in violation of their right to free expression and assembly.

Tunisia: Repressive policies and arbitrary restrictions on freedoms

In recent weeks, three parliament members have been imprisoned for speech offenses, and at least 50 Tunisians have been placed under arbitrary house arrests, including former officials, a judge, and three lawmakers.