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

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17 July 2008
Amnesty International has launched a new website for people to have their say about the human rights situation in China in the countdown to the Beijing Olympics.
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15 July 2008
Amnesty International has expressed its deep concern to the prime minister of Japan about the detention of two Greenpeace activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, wh
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26 June 2008
To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International members and supporters are taking action around the world.
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02 June 2008
The first female judge to work at the High Court in Pakistan, Majida Razvi; a young Brighton-based Zimbabwean, Alois Mbawara; and Murat Kurnaz, released from Guant&aac
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17 March 2008
The Chinese authorities must allow independent UN investigation into the events of the last week in Tibet.
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13 March 2008
The Chinese authorities have engaged in a number of troubling crackdowns on activists and minority groups in the past week.
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25 January 2008
Political activists continue to be imprisoned in Myanmar, according to new research by Amnesty International. There have been 96 arrests since 1 November 2007.
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25 January 2008
Judit Arenas writes from the World Economic Forum in Davos about talking to those that can take steps to improve human rights – not just governments, but also co
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25 January 2008
Amnesty International activists and lawyers will lead a demonstration outside Downing Street in London on Saturday to protest against the serious human rights abuses
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21 January 2008
Europe's leaders have the chance to urge President Pervez Musharraf to end human rights violations in Pakistan when he visits Europe this week.
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16 January 2008
Thousands join worldwide protests marking the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo on 11 January.
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10 January 2008
Amnesty International is leading worldwide events, rallies and meetings to mark the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo Bay.
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10 December 2007
When the Elders meet in South Africa to begin marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one notable figure will be missing.
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14 November 2007
Mass arrests and detention of political activists from opposition parties have taken place over the past three days across the country.
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12 November 2007
Arrests of members of the political opposition continued in Pakistan over the weekend as the government changed the law to make it easier to crack down on their oppone
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09 November 2007
Mass arrests of opposition activists in Pakistan have increased in scale to such a degree that it's reported that there are no places left in jails to hold them.
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09 November 2007
Amnesty International has obtained disturbing first-hand accounts from Burmese monks who witnessed the brutal attack on a monastic training school on 25 September.
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06 November 2007
The crackdown against pro-democracy activists in Pakistan continues, with reports of more arrests of protesters and police beatings of lawyers.
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31 October 2007
Three men who escaped the death penalty joined forces in New York to campaign for a global abolition of this irreversible punishment. 
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11 October 2007
The United Nations Security Council has "strongly deplored" the use of violence against peaceful demonstrations in Myanmar.
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