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

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07 April 2010

Attempts by police to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured.

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07 April 2010

A leaked classified US military video appears to show the 2007 attacks in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.

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07 April 2010

Myanmar's human rights record should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organization's summit in Ha Noi.

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06 April 2010

The scale of the devastation caused by aerial bombardments of the northern Yemeni region of Sa’dah is revealed in images obtained by Amnesty International.

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06 April 2010

Scores of Tabu families have lost their homes since November 2009 and it appears that many more evictions may be planned.

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06 April 2010

More than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform on Tuesday.

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01 April 2010

Police had barred visitors from entering Dr Shahidul Alam's 'Crossfire' exhibition in Dhaka for over a week.

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01 April 2010

At least three individuals seen as opposed to President Hugo Chávez were arrested and charged in March alone.

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31 March 2010

Artist Owen Maseko was arrested after participating in a show depicting atrocities that took place in the Matabeleland region in the 1980s.

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31 March 2010

The government has launched a National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security.

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31 March 2010

High-ranking officials in the de facto administration have signalled their intention to execute those convicted of 'collaboration' with Israel and 'murder'.

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30 March 2010

Recent developments suggest that the authorities are once more using executions to quell political unrest, intimidate the population and send a signal that dissent will not be tolerated.

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29 March 2010

The 140 arrests are part of an announced crackdown on migrants, many of whom come from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal, who live and work in Malaysia without authorization.

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29 March 2010

At least 37 people were killed and dozens injured by two explosions within an hour of each other in the city centre.

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29 March 2010

The guerrilla group has been urged to put an immediate and unconditional end to kidnapping and hostage-taking.

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26 March 2010

The men were arrested after they helped Hussain 'Ali Hassan al-Sahlawi, who had been shot and left unconscious by a security official in Karzakan.

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26 March 2010

Independent experts will monitor domestic investigations into war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

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26 March 2010

Police opened fire with live ammunition in the city of Ar Raqqah, as an estimated 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the Kurdish New Year.

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25 March 2010

Thousands of women living in temporary camps are threatened by sexual violence and have inadequate protection from any authorities

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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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