Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Israel/Gaza: UN must impose arms embargo and mandate an international investigation

Amnesty International is calling for a UN-mandated international investigation into violations committed on all sides amidst ongoing Israeli air strikes across the Gaza Strip and continuing volleys of indiscriminate rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups into Israel.   Read more »

Russia: Conviction against activist released from psychiatric unit must be overturned

The conviction against a peaceful Russian activist who was released from a closed psychiatric institution today must be overturned, Amnesty International said. Read more »

UK rushes through invasive surveillance laws

Amnesty International and Privacy International have accused the UK government of trying to rush through legislation in an attempt to deflect from a landmark hearing starting Monday, challenging the validity of UK spy agencies’ justification for mass surveillance of British citizens’ social media use.  Read more »

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Sasha, a 19-year-old pro-Ukrainian activist, was abducted by separatists at gunpoint in Luhansk and beaten repeatedly for 24 hours.

Hanna, a pro-Ukrainian activist, describes how she was abducted and tortured by members of a separatist armed group in Donetsk.

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Amnesty International has gathered graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture meted out against activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine over the last three months. 

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