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

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03 November 2010

Singapore’s conviction of author Alan Shadrake for contempt of court will further stifle freedom of expression and legitimate criticism of the judiciary, says Amnesty International.

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03 November 2010

Eight men and women, some of whom are thought to have been monitoring the human rights situation in Darfur, are said to have been detained by the security forces in Khartoum.

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03 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on Iran to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning.

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02 November 2010

Amnesty International condemns as a war crime Sunday’s attack on a church in Baghdad by an armed group, in which more than 40 civilians were killed as security forces tried to free hostages.

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29 October 2010

Italy must urgently investigate whether 68 people rescued at sea then forcibly returned to Egypt were given the opportunity to apply for international protection.

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28 October 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Egyptian authorities to release or charge all detained supporters of opposition groups ahead of next month's parliamentary elections, following a new wave of arrests.

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28 October 2010

The 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) considers a resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

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27 October 2010

Amnesty International condemns the nine and seven-year prison sentences given to three activists in Viet Nam for carrying out their legitimate work on labour rights.

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27 October 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Moroccan authorities to immediately investigate the fatal checkpoint shooting of a 14-year old boy outside a camp set up by Sahrawi protestors.

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27 October 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian King to halt the execution of a young Sri Lankan woman who has lost her appeal against a death sentence for a murder committed when she says she was 17.

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26 October 2010

The Pakistani government must investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months.

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26 October 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Iraqi authorities not to execute former Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and two other former officials sentenced to death.

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25 October 2010

Guinean authorities must investigate reports that police used excessive force to quell election protests, leaving one person dead, about 60 injured and more than 100 detained.

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25 October 2010

US authorities urged to address human rights violations committed against Canadian national in spite of him pleading guilty to the charges against him at a Guantánamo military commission.

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22 October 2010

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has rejected the proposed expansion, finding that it violated environmental laws.

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22 October 2010

Jeffrey Landrigan, who is to be executed next week, has been denied a hearing into his claim that he received poor legal representation at his trial.

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22 October 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to investigate a deadly attack on members of an Indigenous Triqui community by an armed group with alleged links to the authorities.

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22 October 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the new mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, to protect the right to peaceful assembly after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the city's recent banning of Pride marches was discriminatory

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22 October 2010

Farai Maguwu was charged with "publishing or communicating false information prejudicial to the state" after he reportedly told a diamond trade monitor about abuses carried out in Marange.

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22 October 2010

Amnesty International calls on the USA to investigate how much US officials knew about the torture of detainees held by Iraqi security forces after new evidence emerged in files released by the Wikileaks organization.

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