• Shaimaa al-Sabbagh protesting in Cairo, Egypt, on January 24, 2015, the day she was shot and killed by a member of the security forces.
    Photographs, videos, and witness statements strongly indicate that a member of Egypt’s security forces was responsible for fatally shooting a female protester in a downtown Cairo square on January 24, 2015.

Reports

Middle East/N. Africa

  • Mar 4, 2015
    Egypt recently took two steps to promote the rights of children, but serious violations by authorities against children still demand urgent attention.
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the city of Tikrit from the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) should protect civilians from revenge attacks by pro-government militias. In accordance with the international laws of war, all fighting parties should take all feasible precautions to minimize harm to the civilian population.
  • Mar 3, 2015
  • Mar 2, 2015
  • Feb 27, 2015
    After four years of conflict, the crisis inside Syria not only shows no signs of letting up, but is now expanding into the region as never before.
  • Feb 25, 2015
    Iraqi Kurdish forces have confined thousands of Arabs in “security zones” in areas of northern Iraq that they have captured since August 2014 from the extremist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Kurdish forces for months barred Arabs displaced by fighting from returning to their homes in portions of Ninewa and Erbil provinces, while permitting Kurds to return to those areas and even to move into homes of Arabs who fled.
  • Feb 25, 2015
    All Olympic host countries should ensure protection of human rights, including labor and free media protections, and implement anti-corruption measures in the lead-up to and during Olympic Games, the new Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA) said today ahead of a key meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week.
  • Feb 25, 2015
  • Feb 24, 2015
    The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people.
  • Feb 24, 2015
    At least seven civilians, including three children, died in the joint Egyptian/Libyan airstrikes on the eastern city of Derna on February 16, 2015. Libya and Egypt should conduct speedy and transparent investigations into the deaths.