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

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04 September 2013

Fiji’s proposed new constitution falls far short of international standards of human rights law and is another step backwards in guaranteeing human rights protection for all.

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31 August 2013

Sri Lankan leaders must address the persistent climate of fear in the country, Amnesty International said as the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay concluded her visit to the island.

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12 August 2013

The arrest of a prominent Bangladeshi human rights defender over the weekend is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression.

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25 July 2013

The Malaysian authorities must take immediate steps to end the alarming rate of reported deaths in custody, some as a result of torture or other ill-treatment.

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14 June 2013

There are growing fears about the fate of photographer Du Bin, who has not been heard from since security police reportedly detained him at his home in Beijing late last month.

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03 June 2013

International and Afghan military forces must preserve the modest human rights gains of the past 12 years, Amnesty International said ahead of this week’s NATO meeting in Brussels.

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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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01 May 2013

In Sri Lanka, a climate of intolerance and fear continues to sweep the island as the government’s stranglehold on the population grows ever tighter.

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01 May 2013

Two men wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for the killing of prominent trade union leader Chea Vichea in 2004 should be released immediately.

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30 April 2013

Recommendations in a government-backed report investigating last year's devastating violence in Myanmar fail to effectively tackle discrimination against Rohingya Muslims and could trigger more human rights abuses.

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24 April 2013

The Chinese authorities must release the sister-in-law of a prominent human rights activist and end the ongoing harassment of his relatives living in Shandong Province.

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01 February 2013

Philippine poet and activist Ericson Acosta, who has been detained on trumped up charges for almost two years, must be released immediately.

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12 December 2012

Millions are locked in perpetual lawlessness in Pakistan’s northwestern Tribal Areas, where human rights abuses committed by the Armed Forces and the Taliban are beyond the reach of justice.

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06 November 2012

 A prominent women’s rights activist in China, Mao Hengfeng, has been sentenced to one and a half years in a labour camp

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05 November 2012

Three men have been in prison since they were arrested in 1999 for trying to peacefully display posters calling for economic, political and social change.

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02 November 2012

The Chinese authorities are intensifying a crackdown against dissidents ahead of the imminent transition of power in the country, Amnesty International warned on Friday.

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01 November 2012

The UN's Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka has highlighted Colombo’s continued denial of the human rights crisis in the country.

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13 September 2012

Afghanistan’s Parliament must not appoint a new national intelligence director before investigating claims of his involvement in torture and other abuses.

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05 September 2012

Maldivian security forces have continued to commit serious human rights violations since the transfer of presidential power in February.

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19 July 2012

Six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, targeted attacks and other violations by security forces against minority Rohingyas and other Muslims have increased.

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