The 80-page report, which describes 2011 as "historic" and "tumultuous,"
discusses the rights issue in each country where uprisings, protests and
countering repression took place. Other subjects such as promoting human
rights in the region and what the organization has achieved on the ground
during the revolutions are also included.
Most of the countries currently in turmoil were singled out for criticism.
In Egypt, Amnesty found that the military rulers had been responsible for
abuses that were "in some aspects worse than under Hosni Mubarak". About
84 people had died under violent suppression between October and
December last year, while more civilians had been tried before military
courts in one year than under 30 years of his rule, it said.
In Tunisia, it was "critical" that a new constitution was drafted to ensure it
guaranteed protection of human rights and equality under the law, the report
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