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

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24 May 2013

Ugandan authorities must end an attack on freedom of expression that has left several media outlets shut by security forces, Amnesty International said.

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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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15 May 2013

At least nine activists who were trying to organize a peaceful demonstration in Equatorial Guinea were arrested as authorities are determined to clamp down on free speech ahead of up-coming elections.

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10 May 2013

A female lawyer in Sudan who was arrested on 4 May and whose whereabouts are still unknownis at risk of torture.

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09 May 2013

Scores of parliamentarians, journalists, army officers and civilians have been arrested in Chad since the beginning of the month and many are being held without charged.

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07 May 2013

Serious human rights violations and denial of fundamental freedoms in Equatorial Guinea are casting a shadow over campaigning ahead of the 26 May, 2013 legislative elections.

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30 April 2013

A draft law that includes new press-related crimes and exorbitant fines for journalists who violate them looks set to be signed off by Burundi's President.

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25 April 2013

Two teachers have been deteined without charge for a week in the Republic of Congo in connection with a peaceful strike.

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19 April 2013

In Swaziland, a newspaper editor was convicted on two counts of contempt of court for questioning the independence of the country’s judiciary.

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20 March 2013


Prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa who was denied bail at a court appearance today must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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08 March 2013

The alert issued by Zimbabwe police on state television implying that prominent human rights defender Jestina Mukoko was on the run from the law is a new low in the recent crackdown on dissent.

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14 February 2013

More attacks by the police on Zimbabwean human rights defenders cast doubt on the country’s ability to hold a credible constitutional referendum and election this year

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30 January 2013

Amnesty International's new report says delays in implementing new laws on policing may lead to a repeat of 2007's post-election violence.

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22 January 2013

The four people, who helped a woman who reported being raped by state security forces, have been detained for over a week without charge.

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16 January 2013

Okay Machisa, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, is denied bail and remanded in custody until 30 January.

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30 October 2012

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire must get a prompt and fair appeal after being convicted in a trial that fell short of international standards.

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19 September 2012

Three trade unionists and a journalist receive heavy suspended prison sentences and fines for initiating and publishing an anti-government petition.

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11 September 2012

Charges against two journalists detained after they applied for permission to hold a peaceful protest over the executions of nine death row inmates must be dropped by the Gambian authorities.

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24 August 2012

The detention of a newspaper editor is a worrying signal that the Ethiopian government intends to carry on a crackdown on dissent

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13 August 2012

Authorities urged to investigate killing of all journalists and media workers following the deaths of two more in the capital Mogadishu.

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