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31 January 2011
Amnesty International has condemned the Egyptian government's continuing crackdown on freedom of expression after six Al Jazeera journalists were briefly detained by the military and their Cairo bureau was shut down by the authorities, disrupting its reporting of mass nationwide demonstrations.
Thousands of Yemenis, apparently inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, staged a mass demonstration on Thursday calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit after being in power since 1978.
SANAA, YEMEN - Thousands of Yemenis took the streets Thursday demanding an end to the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled this impoverished Middle Eastern nation for more than three decades.
January 26, 2011 - The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is following very closely the movement of social protests that is spreading in the region, and in particular in Egypt and Algeria echoing the Tunisian revolution. FIDH urges the authorities of both countries to consider such protests as legitimate : they should be taken seriously with concrete and effective reforms to address democratic and social gaps.