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

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17 December 2013

The Azerbaijani authorities must ensure a prompt and fair trial for the chairman of a well-respected election watchdog who was arrested yesterday.

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17 December 2013

Brazil 's government should give full consideration to Edward Snowden's claim for asylum in the country, Amnesty International said today after the US whistleblower offered to help a Brazilian spying probe and requested asylum.

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16 December 2013

Soon after the popular uprising began in Bahrain in 2011, 13 opposition leaders were arrested. Their ‘crime’ was expressing their opinions peacefully: calling for democracy, an end to corruption, opposing the monarchy.

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16 December 2013

In 2012, Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega was jailed for “terrorism” after giving speeches and writing articles criticizing the government and supporting free speech.

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16 December 2013

Children are being routinely detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.

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16 December 2013

Death threats and intimidation by armed groups and state security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the past year have made it extremely difficult for human rights defenders to carry out their work, Amnesty International said today.  

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15 December 2013

Miriam López was kidnapped on the school run by men in balaclavas, tortured and detained for months. 

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14 December 2013

Amnesty International is calling on the Myanmar authorities to release Dr Tun Aung immediately and unconditionally as part of its Write for Rights campaign. 

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13 December 2013

Bimbo Osobe was among thousands who were forced out of their homes in Badia East, Lagos, Nigeria, on 23 February 2013. But she is fighting back.

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13 December 2013

European leaders should hang their heads in shame over the pitifully low numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, said Amnesty International.

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13 December 2013

Syrian refugees who survived the trip from North Africa to Europe describe their experiences.

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13 December 2013

The confusion over who was responsible for an airstrike that killed 15 men on their way to a wedding in Yemen on Thursday exposes a serious lack of accountability for scores of civilian deaths in the country, Amnesty International said.

 

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12 December 2013

Three men arrested in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square in 2012 have come to symbolize President Putin’s recent crackdown on peaceful political protest. They are still waiting to be released.

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12 December 2013

Turkmenistan’s authorities have simply paid lip service to reform in a bid to appease the international community said Amnesty International in the run up to parliamentary elections this weekend.

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12 December 2013

A rundown of restrictions on human rights in Russia as the country marks the 20th anniversary of its post-Soviet Constitution.

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12 December 2013

The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council must act urgently and clarify its plans to deploy the new African-led peacekeeping mission to tackle the spiralling human rights and humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said today.

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12 December 2013

Today’s hanging of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah is a disgrace, and Bangladeshi authorities must now ensure that people are protected against reprisal attacks, said Amnesty International.

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11 December 2013

When Jabeur Mejri, a Tunisian blogger, expressed views online that were deemed offensive to Islam, it cost him his freedom.

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11 December 2013

The Australian government is holding more than 1,000 asylum seekers in shameful conditions in a processing centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, said Amnesty International. 

 

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11 December 2013

A ruling by India’s Supreme Court making consensual same-sex conduct between adults a criminal offence marks a black day for freedom in India, Amnesty International India says.

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