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

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24 October 2013

The new “hooliganism” charges levelled against crew members involved in last month’s Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise protest in Russian waters are inappropriate and should be dropped.

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08 October 2013

Harassment, intimidation, ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests, fabricated charges and unfair trials are all part of the arsenal the Azerbaijani authorities are employing in the run up to the presidential elections.

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02 October 2013

The “piracy” charge levelled against activists from the global environmental group Greenpeace today in Russia is absurd and damaging to the rule of law and must be dropped immediately.

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24 September 2013

Any piracy charges against activists on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise would be manifestly unfounded, Amnesty International said after the Russian authorities released a statement on the case.

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21 August 2013

After the 1973 coup in Chile, Ambassador Frode Nilsen dined with the military dictatorship’s highest-ranking officers. Behind their backs he smuggled dissidents to Norway. By Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media

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11 July 2013

A new Amnesty International report exposes how the security forces act with impunity and how torture in detention centres is rife.

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03 July 2013

Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics are colluding in the regular abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of individuals.

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16 June 2013

Police in Turkey are refusing to acknowledge that they have people in custody following mass detentions carried out during the night in Istanbul.

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12 June 2013

A new Amnesty International report explores the scandal of Poland's involvement in CIA secret detention practices.

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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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11 April 2013

Despite new Criminal Code procedures, Ukrainian police are still getting away with shocking amounts of torture and beatings.

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20 February 2013

Since the conviction of members of the punk band, Russia has adopted several new laws targeting activists and those critical of the authorities.

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12 February 2013

Milan Appeals Court has ruled that two former top Italian intelligence officials and three agents were involved in the kidnapping and rendition of Egyptian national Abu Omar.

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31 January 2013

The ban on videos of the group's protest in a Moscow cathedral last year, highlights an escalating clampdown on freedom of expression.

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28 January 2013

Scores of activists were detained and five sentenced to prison following a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan on Saturday.

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18 January 2013

Overnight police raids in several Turkish cities have resulted in the arrest of 15 human rights lawyers known for defending individuals’ right to freedom of speech and victims of police violence.

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16 January 2013

Today’s decision by a Russian court not to allow Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina to defer serving her sentence compounds the injustice already meted out to the jailed punk singer.

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13 December 2012

Today’s ruling on the CIA’s detention and rendition of German national Khaled El-Masri is a milestone in the fight against impunity for US-led secret detention programmes.

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25 October 2012

In countries across Europe, excessive use of force by police against protesters goes uninvestigated and unpunished.

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15 October 2012

A new Amnesty International report slams the UK government’s plans for a substantial extension of the use of secret evidence in the justice system.

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