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

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13 April 2010

If adopted, a vaguely worded draft decree will extend and deepen the already widespread censorship provided under the Public Emergency Regulations.

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13 April 2010

An appeal court is to decide whether to overturn a landmark ruling allowing the children of Samira Soueidan to obtain Lebanese nationality.

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10 April 2010

Activists from 18 countries call on Sudanese parties to ensure that the elections do not become a flashpoint for increased violence and human rights abuses.

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09 April 2010

Bashir Mutsolgov was dragged into a car by several armed men in December 2003. He has been missing ever since.

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09 April 2010

Hafez Ibrahim was sentenced to death in Yemen in 2005 at the age of 17. He was pardoned two years later after the organization campaigned on his behalf.

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09 April 2010

Hunger strikers protesting against their detention without trial are among those who have faced intimidation after visiting refugee camps in Algeria.

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09 April 2010

Members of human rights organization Social Action were stopped and detained earlier this month after leaving their office.

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09 April 2010

The government has begun a blanket suspension of the assessment of new claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals.

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08 April 2010

Nida Khyani, a female Provincial Council member, was left in critical condition after being attacked in a drive-by shooting in Pul-e-Khumri.

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08 April 2010

Police and security forces urged not to use excessive force while restoring public order after three days of violent unrest.

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07 April 2010

Over 100 people were killed in suicide bomb and other attacks mounted by armed groups in and around Baghdad in the last week.

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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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