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

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13 October 2010

Authorities urged to allow political opposition and human rights activists arrested in an August crackdown prompt and regular access to their lawyers and family.

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11 October 2010

Liu Xia, the wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, is reported to have been detained by police and forced to leave Beijing to visit her husband in prison in Liao Ning province.

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08 October 2010

Ahead of World Day against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International has urged the USA, the only country that carried out executions in the Americas in 2009, to end its use of capital punishment.

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08 October 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Chinese authorities to release all prisoners of conscience detained in the country after imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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08 October 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Belgrade authorities to stop forced evictions after Roma families, including 17 children and one pregnant woman, were evicted from their homes in the city.

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08 October 2010

On the eve of World Day Against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International has welcomed President Álvaro Colom’s public commitment to veto proposed legislation that would lead to the reapplication of the death penalty.

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08 October 2010

Raymond Manalo recalls the horror of his enforced disappearance and torture at the hands of Philippines security forces.

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06 October 2010

Birtukan Mideksa, head of the Unity for Democracy and Justice Party, was freed after serving 21 months of a life sentence.

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05 October 2010

Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty has warned in a letter to the Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif that plans to redevelop Greater Cairo's poorest areas risk leaving thousands in inadequate housing or homeless.

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05 October 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Guatemalan Congress to abolish the death penalty instead of regulating it as parliamentarians debate legislation that would allow its use for the first time since 2000. 

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01 October 2010

Governments cannot celebrate the UN World Habitat Day on 4 October while ignoring one billion people living in slums, Amnesty International said today.

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01 October 2010

A UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a significant first step but concrete action is needed to bring perpetrators to justice.

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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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