Source: Amnesty International
Author(s): Amnesty International
Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde01/1357/2020/en/
This report documents the state of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa during 2019. It is composed of a regional overview and 19 country entries, subdivided by key human rights themes. Mass protests shook the region and authorities responded with excessive – sometimes lethal – force and arbitrary detentions. Governments heavily restricted freedom of expression and detained hundreds of human rights defenders. In general, security forces enjoyed impunity for violations like torture and enforced disappearances, but a truth commission in Tunisia referred cases of past abuses to trial and made recommendations relevant for governments across the region.
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