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Student arrests after demonstration in Tripoli

Letter to Tunisian Authorities expressing concern over reports of arrest, torture and imprisonment of 24 students in the wake of demonstrations on the grounds of offending the leader of the revolutions and committing acts against the revolution.

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Suspension of University Professor

Letter to Bahraini government regarding the suspension of De. Munira Ahmed Fakhro from her position at the University of Bahrain after her refusal to retract statements made in a petition calling for governmental reforms and renouncing the use of violence in political disputes. Approximately 90 other women signatories have been put in a similar situation with threats of losing their jobs.

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Arrest and abuse of `Ayn Shams University student

Letter to Egyptian authorities protesting the arrest and treatment of Basil Ramsis who was severely beaten by agents of the State Security Investigations Department during his arrest and unlawful detention and interrogated at SSI headquarters for participation in peaceful protests.

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Human rights activist prevented from leaving country to attend award ceremony

Letter to Tunisian Authorities expressing concern over the decision to prevent Dr. Moncef Marzouki from attending the Human Rights Watch Award Ceremony in New York where he was to be awarded for his outstanding contributions to human rights as well as being under close governmental surveillance since his release from detention.

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Death of Iranian political activist while in detention

Letter to Iranian Authorities expressing grave concern over the reported death of activist Mr. Ali Akbar Saidi-Sirjani who died in detention after being held for eight months without trial or access to council under suspicious circumstances and urging the government to do an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

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