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Middle East and North Africa

Around 29% of all reprisals documented in the Secretary General reports since 2010 are in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Bahrain and Iran are the two countries in the region where most acts of intimidation and reprisals have been specifically recorded.

The cases are predominantly against named individuals working to defend civil and political rights. The main types of reprisals observed in the region are threats and intimidation, travel restrictions and physical attacks.

Key numbers

Most frequent type

Most frequent issue area

Gender within named individuals

40

Female

119

Male

14

Other