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

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01 October 2010

Amnesty International has written to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urging him to commute death sentences imposed on two men convicted of “sorcery”.

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30 September 2010

Authorities urged to halt pending evictions from a settlement on the outskirts of Harare for failure to pay prohibitively high lease renewal fees.

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30 September 2010

The Emergency Decree and Internal Security Act grant authorities with extraordinary powers, which have often been abused to block the expression of peaceful dissenting views.

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29 September 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Paraguayan authorities to return land to an under-threat indigenous group, after a court condemned the government's treatment of the marginalised community.

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29 September 2010

Amnesty International has expressed concern over the sentencing of an Iranian-Canadian blogger to more than 19 years in prison for his online comments.

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29 September 2010

Eight men and two women convicted of 'gathering a crowd to disturb social order' following a Feb 2009 demonstration outside a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

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28 September 2010

Juan Almonte Herrera, a member of the Dominican Committee of Human Rights, has not been seen since last September when a group of armed men forced him into a car and drove away.

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27 September 2010

An independent report highlights the continuing failure of both the Israeli and Hamas authorities to investigate violations of international law documented by the UN over a year ago.

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27 September 2010

Student Tal al-Mallohi has been held incommunicado and without charge since she was arrested by State Security officials in December.

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27 September 2010

Authorities must either release Al-Amin Kimathi or provide details of the charges says Amnesty International in a joint statement with Human Rights Watch.

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24 September 2010

Journalist Emadeddin Baghi, who has been systematically targeted by the authorities for his human rights work, also has several other cases pending against him.

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24 September 2010

Protesters opposing an irrigation project could be at risk after the President approved a new law allowing the use of the military during civil unrest.

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23 September 2010

The Millennium Development Goals can only be met if government's work to uphold the rights of the world's poorest, Amnesty International's Secretary General warns world leaders at the United Nations.

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23 September 2010

On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the "Saffron Revolution", the authorities continue to hold over 2,200 people arrested for their peaceful activism.

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22 September 2010

Amnesty International's Secretary General says it is unacceptable that world leaders have still not agreed to address discrimination and other human rights violations against those most vulnerable.

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22 September 2010

According to reports, more than 12,000 people have been displaced by fighting in the southern region of Shabwa and are yet to receive humanitarian aid.

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22 September 2010

Amnesty International has called for decisive and inclusive action to protect people living in slums in Egypt after a senior Cairo city official was cleared of negligence over the deaths of at least 119 people in a rockslide in September 2008.

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20 September 2010

Activists and medical workers in Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso tell Amnesty International that world leaders need to put human rights at the heart of efforts to combat maternal mortality in Africa…

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20 September 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to release 83 activists arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the capital Harare on Monday.

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16 September 2010

Azimzhan Askarov, director of the human rights organization Vozdukh (Air), convicted of involvement in the murder of a policeman after an unfair trial.

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