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

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13 September 2013

Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India.

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06 August 2013

The first execution in Viet Nam in more than 18 months is outrageous and puts hundreds of death row prisoners at risk.

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28 May 2013

New laws expanding death penalty signal intent to restart executions, following outcry over murders of women accused of 'sorcery'.

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23 May 2013

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.

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16 May 2013

Three men are expected to be executed in Indonesia in what would be a major setback in the use of the death penalty, in a country that appeared to be moving away from the brutal practice.

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03 May 2013

The Maldives authorities must commute the death sentences of two teenagers who received capital punishment for a murder allegedly committed when they were under 18.

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02 May 2013

Pakistani authorities urged to protect Indian prisoners from violence after death row inmate dies following an attack in a Lahore jail.

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26 April 2013

The execution of two death row inmates in Japan shows a "chilling" escalation of death penalty use under the new Liberal Democratic government.

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19 April 2013

Taiwanese authorities executed six men on Friday night in an apparent about-turn from their earlier stated commitment to abolish the brutal practice.

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17 April 2013

A former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court shares his views on the death penalty in an interview with Amnesty International.

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16 April 2013

Chinese lawyer Teng Biao talks about the death penalty in the Asian giant -- the country that in 2012 executed more people than the rest of the world put together.

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15 March 2013

Indonesia carried out its first execution in four years and promises to put a further nine people to death in 2013.

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15 February 2013

The Bangladesh government must not let a proposed new legal amendment lead to a push for death sentences for those convicted in its ongoing war crimes tribunal.

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23 January 2013

A Chinese woman who beat her husband to death with a gun after suffering months of domestic violence should not be executed.

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09 January 2013

A Sri Lankan domestic worker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child.

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21 December 2012

Taiwan’s execution of six people on Friday makes a mockery of the authorities’ stated commitment to abolish the death penalty.

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07 December 2012

Taiwan must not succumb to public pressure and revert to using the death penalty, Amnesty International said as it urged an immediate moratorium on capital punishment.

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21 November 2012

The execution of Ajmal Kasab for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks undoes much of the progress India has made over the death penalty.

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15 November 2012

Pakistan’s first execution in four years is a blow to the country’s progress away from using the death penalty.

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