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Rights Group Slams Governments For "Double Standard" on Arab Spring

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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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