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

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22 April 2010

Authorities in southern China must not violate human rights in carrying out their reported plans to sterilize thousands of people in a drive to meet family planning targets.

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22 April 2010

Amnesty International has strongly condemned the ‘outrageous’ charges brought against a leading investigative judge accused of abusing his power.  

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22 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned as ‘absurd’ a legal hearing aiming to revoke the legal licences of two Chinese human rights lawyers who had defended Falun Gong practitioners.   

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22 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a reported move by Nigerian state governors to execute death row inmates to ease overcrowding.

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22 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Azerbaijani authorities to free a journalist jailed on trumped up charges of terrorism and defamation after the European Court of Human Rights ruled he had been wrongfully imprisoned.

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21 April 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of Reynaldo Bignone, who was found guilty of torture, murder and several kidnappings that occured during the 1970s.

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20 April 2010

National Democratic Party (NDP) representative Hassan Nash'at el-Qassas is said to have called for force to be used against those calling for political reform.

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20 April 2010

The laws grant sweeping powers of detention, permit the use of secret prisons and encourage torture, enforced disappearances and other abuses.

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20 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Zimbabwe police to end their intimidation of activists and stop preventing them from exercising their right to peaceful assembly.

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19 April 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to investigate allegations that security forces tortured hundreds of Sunni detainees at a secret prison in Baghdad.

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19 April 2010

Alin Hilowle Hassan, director of Isha, a human rights organization in the Bay and Bakool region of southern Somalia, was captured at his home in Baidoa.

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19 April 2010

Insurgent groups have been condemned for killing 65 people in the recent bombings of a displaced people's camp, a school and a bazaar.

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18 April 2010

The images offer a glimpse into the daily lives of people housed in settlements since 2005's mass forced evictions.

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16 April 2010

The chemical company has been warned it cannot escape responsibility for the ongoing impacts of the 1984 gas leak by sponsoring an event that highlights water scarcity.

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15 April 2010

The Ukrainian authorities have vowed to ensure accountability for human rights violations in response to Amnesty International’s recommendations to the newly-elected president.

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15 April 2010

Those living alongside the country's railway lines have been told to pull down their structures and leave, or risk prosecution. Most are slum dwellers in Nairobi.

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15 April 2010

The first two men to be officially executed since 2005 had  been convicted by military courts of charges of 'collaboration' with the Israeli military and involvement in murder.

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15 April 2010

The writer was acquitted of charges of insulting the judicial authorities, after more than four months in detention.

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15 April 2010

The authorities have been urged to allow peaceful protests after police violently repressed another anti-government demonstration in Cairo this week.

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14 April 2010

It is feared that the young men, who disappeared from Swift Operation Squad detention in Port Harcourt a year ago, were extrajudicially executed.

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