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

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25 March 2010

Clear patterns of abuse have emerged during the latest cycle of violence, which began when armed opposition groups launched a major offensive against the government last May.

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24 March 2010

The authorities have effectively barred two human rights organizations from presenting their reports on the harassment of former political prisoners to the media.

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23 March 2010

Amnesty International has released a new briefing outlining its call for a full, independent and impartial inquiry into UK involvement in human rights abuses post-11 September 2001.

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23 March 2010

The law protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country's armed conflict from 1980 to 1992.

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23 March 2010

The internet company said it is to stop censoring internet search results in China and direct all traffic from its servers there to Hong Kong.

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23 March 2010

Laura Pollan who, has been campaigning for the release of her husband since 2003, talks about police ill-treatment and her work on behalf of prisoners of conscience.

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23 March 2010

Hours before the 'Crossfire' exhibition was due to open at a special ceremony in Dhaka, police moved in and demanded that the organizers cancel it.

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22 March 2010

On World Water Day Israeli authorities have been urged to end discriminatory practices against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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22 March 2010

Andrei Zhuk and Vasily Yuzepchuk were sentenced to death in 2009 for separate crimes but had been sharing a death row cell in Minsk.

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22 March 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Malawian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release two men, after a judge ruled that they will face trial in April on charges of “gross indecency”.

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19 March 2010

An increase in harassment, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture and other ill-treatment by security forces is anticipated ahead of April's elections.

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18 March 2010

President Ma Ying-jeou urged to ensure that the country's de facto moratorium on executions remains in place.

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18 March 2010

President Raúl Castro has been urged to ensure the safety of a group of female relatives of prisoners of conscience.

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18 March 2010

If the higher courts reject his appeal, former televison presenter 'Ali Hussain Sibat could be executed at any time.

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18 March 2010

It is not known why 'Abed al-Hafith 'Abed al-Rahman is being detained or whether any charges have been brought against him.

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17 March 2010

President Raúl Castro also called upon to allow independent monitoring of the country's human rights situation by UN experts and other human rights groups.

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17 March 2010

New measures introduced by the Commander of US forces and the NATO International Security Assistance Force are in response to resentment spurred by ongoing civilian casualties.

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16 March 2010

European companies are participating in the global trade in types of equipment widely used in torture or other ill-treatment, according to evidence presented in a new report by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation.

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16 March 2010

Father Nguyen Van Ly, who is serving an eight year jail term for spreading "propaganda" against the state in 2007, was released for a period of 12 months on humanitarian grounds to receive medical treatment.

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15 March 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Gambian government to immediately charge or release all former government officials detained during a wave of arrests over the past week.

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