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

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15 December 2010

Prominent Inner Mongolian rights activist Hada, his wife and son have disappeared into detention in an unknown location.

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15 December 2010

The Cuban authorities have prevented Guillermo Fariñas from leaving Cuba to accept the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in France.

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14 December 2010

A threatened forced eviction of thousands living next to Accra's railways lines may happen with 'total disregard' for Ghana's human rights obligations.

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14 December 2010

Australia's new policy to transfer prisoners it holds in Afghanistan to Afghan and United States forces could put detainees at risk of torture and ill-treatment.

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10 December 2010

A profile of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner by China specialist Jean-Philippe Béja.

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10 December 2010

Former military official Tomislav Merčep is accused of responsibility for serious human rights abuses committed during the 1991-95 conflict.

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10 December 2010

State-controlled channel Press TV is to broadcast a new "confession" by Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani who faces possible execution.

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10 December 2010

After attending the ceremony Amnesty International has welcomed the awarding of this year's prize to jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

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09 December 2010

Footage aired by a UK news programme allegedly shows evidence of war crimes by Sri Lankan soldiers in the closing days of the war.

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09 December 2010

Amnesty International, NGOs Photovoice and Tierra Viva, backed the project that enables the Yakye Axa and the Sawhoyamaxa communities to take photographs that reflect their struggle.

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08 December 2010

Hundreds of activists have been being detained, interrogated, or arrested in advance of the event honouring jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

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07 December 2010

The wife of a British man held without charge in Iraq for a year is calling on the UK government to step up its efforts to secure the release of her husband.

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07 December 2010

China has been 'arm-twisting' governments to stop them attending the award ceremony for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Amnesty International says.

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07 December 2010

Dozens of Israel’s municipal chief rabbis have issued a religious ruling banning Jews from leasing or selling properties to Arabs.

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06 December 2010

At least 20 people have been shot dead in violent incidents following the country's presidential elections.

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03 December 2010

Sent to an Arctic penal colony for a crime he didn’t commit, Russian prisoner Igor Sutyagin lived for a few minutes in “the free world” with every postcard he received from supporters during his eleven years in jail.

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03 December 2010

Jawad al-Bolani condemned for parading the 39 men before journalists, handcuffed and clad in orange jumpsuits and calling for their swift execution.

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02 December 2010

Eyewitnesses give accounts of the armed attack on the offices of presidential candidate Alassane Ouattara which left at least four dead and several wounded.

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02 December 2010

An ailing Chinese AIDS activist is at risk of being detained indefinitely on trumped up charges due to a legal loophole.

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01 December 2010

A leaked cable confirms images released by Amnesty International showing that the US military carried out a missile strike in south Yemen that killed dozens of local residents.

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