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Middle East: Revolution Derailed?

After the revolution in Egypt, the fervor spread but seemed to catch in a few places: Libya, Bahrain, Syria, and Yemen.  Libya has stalemated with no clear end (Middle East: Revolution Derailed?
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Lawyers seek to free children in detention - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Lawyers seek to free children in detention - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
Northern Territory lawyers have used a rare legal measure in a bid to free 13 Indonesian children in immigration detention.
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Detention center, Lampedusa | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Detention center, Lampedusa | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
A detention center for refugees and migrants in Lampedusa, Italy.
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More arrests, more persecution for Shouwang underground Christians - Kaskus - The Largest Indonesian Community

More arrests, more persecution for Shouwang underground Christians - Kaskus - The Largest Indonesian Community | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
More arrests, more persecution for Shouwang underground Christians Berita Luar Negeri (More arrests, more persecution for Shouwang underground Christians http://bit.ly/keMjr8 #kaskus...)...
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Egyptian police arrest 23 blamed sectarian riots

CAIRO (AP) -- A security official says authorities have detained 23 people in connection with recent clashes between Muslims and Christians, including two people suspected of sparking riots over the ...
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United Nations Radio: More mass graves found in Côte d'Ivoire

United Nations Radio: More mass graves found in Côte d'Ivoire | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
Human rights investigators in Côte d'Ivoire have unearthed about 70 bodies buried in mass graves near Cote d'Ivoire's commercial city of Abidjan.
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Syria’s Crackdown on Uprising Escalates

Syria’s Crackdown on Uprising Escalates | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
The crackdown seemed to mark a decisive turn in an uprising that has posed a grave challenge to President Bashar al-Assad.
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Seventeen suspects in sectarian violence detained ‎ - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online

Seventeen,suspects,in,sectarian,violence,detained,‎,-,Politics,,-,Egypt (RT @cairowire: 17 suspects in sectarian violence detained, incl man claiming wife was kidnapped; investigation underway: http://is.gd/1p57u8 #jan25 #Imbaba...)...
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طرد تعسفي لمنسوبي جامعة البحرين Arbitrary dismissal for the staff and students of University of Bahrain | ثورة اللؤلؤة

@BahrainRights: Arbitrary dismissal for the staff and students of University of #Bahrain http://ow.ly/4Q6Xn #f1 @LewisHamilton @StateDept...
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RAF hit Libyan rocket launchers

RAF hit Libyan rocket launchers | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
RAF war planes have destroyed rocket launchers and dozens of Scud-missile containers in Libya, the Ministry of Defence says.
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NATO, France deny failing to save Libya migrants - AlertNet

NATO, France deny failing to save Libya migrants http://bit.ly/jElvQX...
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NATO leader: 'Gadhafi's time is over'

NATO leader: 'Gadhafi's time is over' | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
NATO's leader confidently proclaimed on Sunday that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's days are numbered, but he couldn't foresee how long the alliance's grinding mission to protect besieged civilians will last.
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Forced Migration Current Awareness: Publications: Humanitarian Asst. & Urban Areas, Protection/Iraq, Protracted Displ./Afghanistan, Refugees/North Africa, Urban Refugees/Bulgaria

Forced Migration Current Awareness: Publications: Humanitarian Asst. & Urban Areas, Protection/Iraq, Protracted Displ./Afghanistan, Refugees/North Africa, Urban Refugees/Bulgaria | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
Publications: Humanitarian Asst. & Urban Areas, Protection/Iraq, Protracted Displ./Afghanistan, Refugees/North A...
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Syria will change – with or without Assad | Brian Whitaker | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Syria will change – with or without Assad | Brian Whitaker | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
Brian Whitaker: Even if Syria's president manages to quell the current uprising, it doesn't mean he has won (RT @Brian_Whit: Syria will change – with or without Assad | Brian Whitaker, Comment Is Free http://gu.com/p/2pvt3/tw...)...
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2 imams heading to Islamaphobia conference in N.C. ordered off plane - CNN

2 imams heading to Islamaphobia conference in N.C. ordered off plane - CNN | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
Two imams heading to a conference on prejudice against Muslims said they were forced off their North Carolina-bound flight to undergo an additional security check -- only to have the pilot take off (Sad and wrong: an Imam and a professor on their ...
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Flying While Muslim: Two Imams Thrown Off Flight To Conference To Discuss Islamophobia « JONATHAN TURLEY

Flying While Muslim: Two Imams Thrown Off Flight To Conference To Discuss Islamophobia « JONATHAN TURLEY | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
RT @JonathanTurley: Flying While Muslim: Two Imams Thrown Off Flight To Conference To Discuss Islamophobia: http://t.co/8UXSQkK...
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Hundreds Reported Arrested in Syria Crackdown | News | English

Hundreds Reported Arrested in Syria Crackdown | News | English | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
Rights activists say Syrian forces arrested hundreds in house-to-house raids in flashpoint cities Monday, while the intensified military crackdown also spread to a suburb in the capital, Damascus.
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686,000 Libya refugees flee to Egypt, Tunisia

686,000 Libya refugees flee to Egypt, Tunisia | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
Trucks were piled high with household items as Libya refugees crossed the border into Tunisia seeking safety from an escalation in random bombings.
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At least three protesters dead in Yemen clashes » Breaking News | Wire Update News | News Wires -

At least three protesters dead in Yemen clashes » Breaking News | Wire Update News | News Wires - | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
At least three protesters dead in Yemen clashes http://dlvr.it/R7NRq v/ @WireUpdate...
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Imprisoning journalists a futile pursuit

Most of us in this business are aware of the horrifying statistics that are just a click away on the Committee to Protect Journalists' excellent website: Dorothy Parvaz, my colleague and a Hearst journalist for more than a decade at the Seattle...
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports From Cairo on Rising Sectarian Tension in Egypt After Deadly Attack on Coptic Christian Church

Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports From Cairo on Rising Sectarian Tension in Egypt After Deadly Attack on Coptic Christian Church | Human Rights & Freedoms News | Scoop.it
In Egypt over the weekend, 12 people died and more than 180 were wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo. Egypt’s army has said that 190 people were detained after the fatal clashes and that they will face military trials.
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Analysis: West turns blind eye to Bahrain crackdown

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The fate of Bahrain's protest movement is a stark reminder of how Western and regional power politics can trump reformist yearnings, even in an Arab world convulsed by popular uprisings (RT @marcowenjones: Analysis: West turns...
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The Canadian Press: Jordan says it has frozen Libyan assets after UN request

RT @FromJoanne: #Jordan says it has frozen #Libya Gaddafi assets of about $500 million after #UN request http://bit.ly/iwlZO1...
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Security forces fire on Yemen protest, three dead

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni forces fired at protesters blockading a government building Monday, killing a shopkeeper and two protesters in a city that has seen some of the largest rallies against President (Security forces fire on #Yemen protest,...
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Alleged gang-rape victim flees Libya

A Libyan woman who burst into the Tripoli hotel where international journalists are based and claimed she had been gang-raped by Moammar Gadhafi's forces has escaped to Tunisia, according to a report Monday.
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