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

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11 May 2010

Muhannad al-Hassani, who has defended human rights and challenged the country's oppressive legal framework, is to receive the 2010 Martin Ennals Award.

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11 May 2010

Those people trying to break the blockade of the 700-strong San Juan Copala community have been threatened, attacked or killed.

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11 May 2010

A series of suicide bombings and shootings by armed groups on Monday left over 100 people dead and 350 wounded.

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11 May 2010

Egyptian authorities have rushed through parliament a two-year extension to emergency laws that have been used to crackdown on peaceful opposition protests.

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11 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged Iran to release a filmmaker accused of criticizing the authorities and allow him to attend this week's Cannes Film Festival, where he has been invited as a member of the festival jury.

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10 May 2010

Around 200 homes in Port Said's Zerzara slums may be demolished by the authorities, to improve access to a new housing development.

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09 May 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to reveal how many Afghan nationals it is holding on death row amid reports 45 Afghans may have been executed in Iran in recent weeks.

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07 May 2010

Candidates in the Philippines presidential election should outline their plans to combat political violence which has resulted in the killing of at least five candidates and 16 campaign organizers this year.

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07 May 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed a Lithuanian court decision to allow Saturday's 2010 Baltic Pride march in Vilnius to go ahead.

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06 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to end their crackdown on the media after one dissenting journalist was jailed and another arrested this week.

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06 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release a human rights lawyer who was arrested after speaking out against the execution of one of his clients.

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05 May 2010

Indigenous rights activist Alberta Cariño and Jyri Antero Jaakola from Finland were killed in an ambush by armed men in the Triqui area.

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05 May 2010

A court has suspended the march, which was set to take place in the capital Vilnius on Saturday, on public security grounds.

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04 May 2010

Four prisoners have been executed just two weeks after new Minister of Justice Tseng Yung-fu said his ultimate goal is the abolition of the death penalty.

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04 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, to ensure that the 2010 Baltic Pride march goes ahead on 8 May despite a new attempt to have it banned.

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30 April 2010

Since last year's disputed presidential election, the authorities have intensified their long-standing suppression of the media.

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30 April 2010

A new law violates the rights to freedom of expression and religion of women who wear the burqa or the niqab as an expression of their identity.

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30 April 2010

Government urged to conduct a retrial by a regular court of 26 men jailed by an emergency court for their alleged links to the Lebanese group.

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30 April 2010

Many women human rights defenders in Shanghai have been targeted by the Chinese authorities for campaigning against forced evictions ahead of Expo 2010.

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30 April 2010

Judges ruled not to change the law, which says extrajudicial killings and acts of torture and rape committed by members of the former military regime were political acts.

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