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

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25 January 2011

Dozens of parliamentarians are accused of serious human rights abuses while serving, including murder, kidnapping, extortion and election related violence.  

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24 January 2011

Private Bradley Manning has been held for 23 hours a day in a sparsely furnished solitary cell and deprived of a pillow, sheets, and personal possessions since July 2010.

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24 January 2011

Two South Korean human rights defenders have been convicted for peaceful protest in support of families whose loved ones died while demonstrating against forced evictions.

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24 January 2011

Amnesty International questions the findings of an Israeli inquiry into last year's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla after it cleared the Israeli armed forces of wrongdoing.

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24 January 2011

Amnesty International has criticised the trial and sentences handed to Indonesian soldiers who were filmed abusing Papuan prisoners.

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24 January 2011

Amnesty International's human rights plan urges new government to make fundamental and lasting reforms of the country's repressive security and justice system.

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24 January 2011

Amnesty International urges the US authorities in the state of Pennsylvania to drop their pursuit of a murder trial in an adult court for a 13-year-old boy, as it could result in a violation of international law.

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24 January 2011

Yemeni activists detained in anti-government protests this weekend tell Amnesty International they fear the authorities' crackdown on freedom of expression will worsen amid growing calls for reform.

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24 January 2011

Demonstrations against unemployment, police abuses and corruption are planned in Egypt, but opposition activists have reportedly been threatened with arrest.

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24 January 2011

Ja'far Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei had been convicted of 'enmity against God', 'propaganda against the system' and having contacts with a banned opposition group.

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21 January 2011

Amnesty International calls for justice to be done for cases of detention without trial, torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions between 1971 and 1986.

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21 January 2011

Authorities found responsible for the lack of adequate investigations into the disappearance and deaths of two war crimes victims in 1991.

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21 January 2011

Albanian authorities must investigate the reported deaths of three men during today's anti-government protests in Tirana. 

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20 January 2011

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is visiting the US, is commander in chief of Sri Lanka's armed forces, which face allegations of war crimes, enforced disappearances, and torture.

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20 January 2011

New caretaker government frees some of those detained during the rule of the country's recently ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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20 January 2011

Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to properly investigate the apparently unprovoked killing of three men by police on a busy Nairobi highway.

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19 January 2011

A Yemeni journalist jailed for his purported links to al-Qa’ida appears to have been targeted for his work uncovering information on US complicity in attacks in Yemen, Amnesty International has said.

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18 January 2011

The investigation surrounding the existence of secret prisons run by the US Central Agency (CIA) in Lithuania must not be closed until all avenues of evidence have been thoroughly pursued, Amnesty International has said.  

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18 January 2011

Croatia must investigate fresh claims that a senior politician failed to prevent war crimes committed by Croatian forces during the 1991-1995 war.

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18 January 2011

Amnesty international has condemned the death sentence imposed on a man found guilty of sectarian killings in Egypt and called on the authorities there to stop circumventing the criminal justice system by using emergency courts.

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