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

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02 July 2013

The US authorities’ relentless campaign to hunt down and block whistleblower Edward Snowden’s attempts to seek asylum amounts to a gross violation of his human rights.

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29 May 2013

A new law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, currently with the Shura Council, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in the country.

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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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18 April 2013

Violent incidents around Venezuela following last Sunday’s presidential elections are only likely to increase unless the authorities carry out prompt, effective investigations and bring those responsible to justice.

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04 April 2013

As Venezuelans prepare to go to the polls on 14 April, Amnesty International has identified some of the key human rights issues that every candidate should prioritize in their plans. 

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18 March 2013

Activists talk to Amnesty International about the lack of basic freedoms in Cuba, 10 years on from mass crackdown.

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01 March 2013

Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier faced a court hearing regarding human rights abuses committed during his time in office.

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26 February 2013

Underneath the radar, away from international attention, governments and armed groups are abusing the rights of men, women and children in many countries.

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26 February 2013

Colombian human rights defender Angélica Bello died on 16 February in controversial circumstances after receiving threats for her work.

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07 December 2012

Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime.

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19 November 2012

In the early 1980s the Guatemalan army and police killed or kidnapped scores of people in the capital.

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12 November 2012

It took Guatemalan Ana Lucia Cuevas nearly two decades and a news story to find out her brother had been murdered.

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26 October 2012

Proper consultation with Indigenous Peoples, rural workers and civil society groups is the only way the Guatemalan authorities can prevent violence erupting at protests.

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29 August 2012

Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.

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02 August 2012

The latest arrest of a Cuban activist follows a pattern of harassment of political dissidents by the authorities.

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25 July 2012

Cuban authorities arrested more than 40 activists as they attended the funeral of human rights activist Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas in the capital Havana.

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17 July 2012

Ecuador’s authorities are misuing the judicial system to clamp down on indigenous and campesino leaders involved in social conflicts over development projects.

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17 July 2012

Julian Assange views Ecuador as a safe haven but for many who live there, planted firmly in their lands, justice remains a distant reality.

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05 July 2012

Peruvian authorities have imposed a state of emergency in the north of the country, where protests over construction of a goldmine have turned deadly.

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21 June 2012

Guatemalan human rights defenders working on social, economic and cultural rights are harassed and attacked on a regular basis

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