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

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07 January 2010
Amnesty International has urged the Chinese authorities to release a Tibetan documentary filmmaker who has been jailed for six years for 'subversion'.
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22 December 2009
Charged with 'inciting subversion of state power', the scholar is one of hundreds of signatories of Charter 08, a proposal for political reform in China.
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07 December 2009
Former prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei spent over two years in a Chinese Re-education through Labour (RTL) camp until his release in July 2008.
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03 December 2009
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24 November 2009
In October, the Myanmar authorities arrested at least 10 political activists and journalists for trying to help survivors of Cyclone Nargis. Their whereabouts is unknown.
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24 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged the Philippine authorities to carry out a full investigation into a brutal attack in Maguindanao province that has left at least 46 people dead.
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23 November 2009
At least 21 civilians have been killed in the southern province of Maguindanao. These are the first reported killings linked to national elections to be held in May 2010.
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19 November 2009
A magazine and its editor have agreed to pay S$405,000 (Approximately US$290,000) following a fine by the country’s highest court for alleged defamation.
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13 November 2009
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10 November 2009
Following the execution of eight Uighurs and one Han Chinese individual, charged with offences committed during the July riots, the authorities have prosecuted a further 20 suspects.
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30 October 2009
Hairat Niyaz has been detained since 1 October. He is thought at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Family and friends believe his detention is due to comments he made about the recent unrest.
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28 October 2009
Two female editors at national newspaper the Sunday Leader have received death threats. The paper's founder and former Editor-in-Chief was murdered in January.
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28 October 2009
Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in the Indonesian province of West Papua, has received six anonymous SMS messages warning him that he will be killed if he leaves his home.
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20 October 2009
The Afghan government and its international supporters must immediately set out a clear and effective plan to ensure a credible second round of presidential election voting.
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07 October 2009
Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.
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30 September 2009
The government's increased surveillance, harassment and imprisonment of activists is to prevent them from raising human rights concerns that challenge the authorities' image of social harmony.
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18 September 2009
Dolkun Isa had been held at Incheon International airport in Seoul for two days after being denied entry to South Korea.
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17 September 2009
Dolkun Isa is being held by the South Korean authorities. If he is deported to China he would be at risk of arbitrary detention, unfair trial, torture and other ill-treatment and possibly the death penalty.
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01 September 2009
JS Tissainayagam was convicted of writing and publishing articles that criticized the government's treatment of Sri Lankan Tamil civilians affected by the war.
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19 August 2009
A tireless campaigner against the death penalty and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Kim Dae-jung leaves a legacy of commitment to human rights and democracy.
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