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

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25 March 2009
The suspensions appear to be part of an ongoing government led crackdown on an array of perceived opponents, just days before Najib Tun Razak is appointed Prime Minis
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25 March 2009
A South Korean television journalist and trade unionist has been held by police after he was arrested on the eve of a strike over wage disputes and government interf
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17 March 2009
Eight people have been charged with criticizing Malaysia's Sultan of Perak on the internet, as the authorities stepped up a crackdown on the country's bloggers.
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13 March 2009
Journalists and media workers now vulnerable to violence and intimidation by both the government and anti-government forces.
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05 March 2009

Saturday marks the first anniversary of the detention of Sri Lankan journalist and human rights activist, Jayaprakash Sittampalam Tissainayagam.

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02 March 2009
The law, which covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion and treason against the Central People's Government of China, is open to potential misuse.
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24 February 2009
Twenty-four political prisoners have been set free in Myanmar after the government announced that it would release 6,313 prisoners. 
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06 February 2009
Amnesty International has said that the Chinese government’s report to the UN Universal Periodic Review whitewashes serious human rights abuses being committed
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29 January 2009
A prominent human rights lawyer in Indonesia has been cleared of charges relating to a text message he is alleged to have sent to his friends and family contacts.
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28 January 2009
More than 300,000 civilians are now trapped in the north-eastern part of Sri Lanka as the fighting between Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the army intensifies.
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15 January 2009
Papua's High Court has extended the prison sentences of 11 protesters who were appealing their conviction merely because they displayed a banned flag. 
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14 January 2009
Authorities in Shanghai detained a prominent female activist on Monday and assigned her to seven days administrative detention.
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13 January 2009
In a recent effort to clean up 'vulgar' internet content, the Chinese authorities have targeted many other sites including MSN, Baidu and Google.
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23 December 2008
After more than 14 days in detention, it appears that Chinese authorities intend to seriously prosecute the dissident literary scholar, Liu Xiaobo.
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17 December 2008
The European Parliament has honoured a jailed Chinese dissident in absentia with its top human rights award.
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24 November 2008
The Kuala Lumpur High Court acquitted a prominent migrant workers' rights activist on Monday.
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13 November 2008
Fourteen dissidents are sentenced to 65 years' imprisonment each, as Myanmar's military government ignores calls by the international community to clean up its human
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07 November 2008
Judge rules that the arrest of Raja Petra Kamarudin, under the Internal Security Act, was unconstitutional.
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03 November 2008
Pakistan is still suffering from the abusive policies put in place one year ago Monday, when General Pervez Musharraf unlawfully declared a state of emergency.
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05 September 2008
The sole reason for the detention of five members of Hindu Rights Action Force, was for expressing concerns about the marginalization of ethnic South Asians within Ma
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