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

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26 June 2013

Thevan spent many months in detention in Sri Lanka, where security forces tortured him into "confessing" to being part of the Tamil Tigers.

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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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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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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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05 March 2013

Disturbing video footage apparently showing the torture of prisoners in Fiji must be urgently investigated.

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15 January 2013

Displaced community living in temporary shelter in East Java face forced relocation unless they convert to the country’s majority religion Sunni Islam.

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04 January 2013

A former Nepali miliary colonel has been arrested in the UK on allegations of torture, in a welcome example of universal jurisication being used to further accountability.

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21 December 2012

Thailand must stop flouting its human rights obligations while tackling insurgent violence in the south of the country.

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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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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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25 October 2012

The Indonesian authorities must halt the excessive use of force at peaceful demonstrations after four pro-independence protesters were shot in Papua province.

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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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18 July 2012

Justice for abuses suffered at the hands of US authorities remains a remote prospect for Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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27 April 2012

Fears have risen for blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who made a bold escape from illegal house arrest.

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25 April 2012

Despite a decade of supposed reform, Indonesian police officers continue to be implicated in shootings and beatings of peaceful individuals.

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12 April 2012

In North Korea, hundreds of thousands of people exist in prison camps out of sight of the rest of the world, where human rights protections are ignored.

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