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

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20 May 2010

Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in December two days after holding an engagement ceremony.

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20 May 2010

The Colombian authorities must investigate the killing of a human rights defender who was campaigning against abuses committed by paramilitaries and the security forces in the north-western region of Sucre.

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19 May 2010

The proposal put forward by the government would prohibit the wearing anywhere in public of any form of clothing intended to conceal one's face. 

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18 May 2010

Authorities must protect people left to survive in substandard settlements after they were made homeless by Operation Murambatsvina.

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18 May 2010

Amnesty International, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Centre “Vyasna” have condemned the death sentences handed down to two men convicted of murder in the city of Grodno.

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18 May 2010

Amnesty International urges the Thai military to stop firing ammunition in Bangkok, where anti-government protesters are gathered.

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18 May 2010

Four members of staff were also arrested during a late night raid by security forces on the offices of opposition daily Rai Al Shaab.

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18 May 2010

Couple arrested in December after holding an engagement ceremony face up to 14 years in prison.

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17 May 2010

A failure to act has left victims with no access to justice, truth or reparations while hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans are displaced at the end of the decades-long conflict.

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14 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to intervene to halt the possibly imminent execution of a Sudanese man who was sentenced to death for “sorcery”.

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14 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Kuwaiti government to release a blogger and journalist who has gone on hunger strike in protest at his detention on charges of defamation.

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14 May 2010

A Russian human rights defender has been jailed for five years on charges of theft and robbery amid fears that he may have been targeted for his human rights work.

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14 May 2010

Authorities in the US state of Missouri should commute the death sentence of Reginald Clemons, who has been on death row for 17 years, Amnesty International urges in a new report.

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12 May 2010

Hundreds of people, including women and children, were killed on 13 May 2005 when government security forces fired on mainly peaceful demonstrators in the centre of Andizhan.

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12 May 2010

Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel currently in detention, has been charged with "contact with a foreign agent" on the basis of "secret evidence".

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12 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.

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11 May 2010

Unity government urged to end all malicious prosecutions of people exercising their rights to freedom of expression after the acquittal of Roy Bennett, a critic of President Mugabe.

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11 May 2010

The four Kurdish political activists and an Iranian man were all convicted of "moharebeh" (enmity against God).

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11 May 2010

Muhannad al-Hassani, who has defended human rights and challenged the country's oppressive legal framework, is to receive the 2010 Martin Ennals Award.

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11 May 2010

Those people trying to break the blockade of the 700-strong San Juan Copala community have been threatened, attacked or killed.

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