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

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29 June 2010

Amnesty International calls on law-makers in Catalonia not to adopt a motion this week in favour of the ban in public buildings and spaces.

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29 June 2010

Amnesty International has warned that Zimbabwe could be hit by a new wave of political violence, following a spate of attacks on human rights activists in the past week.

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29 June 2010

General David Petraeus, the US commander set to take charge of NATO operations in Afghanistan, must redouble efforts to minimise civilian casualties during military operations there.

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28 June 2010

Amnesty International has accused the Honduran authorities of failing to address serious human rights violations that followed the coup d’etat of 28 June 2009, when ex-President Manuel Zelaya was forced from power

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24 June 2010

The release of a Cuban prisoner of conscience who spent almost a year in pre-trial detention at a maximum security prison after organizing protests critical of the government is long overdue

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24 June 2010

Government urged not to expel, coerce or persuade refugees to go back to their homes while fears persist of continuing instability in the south of the country.

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23 June 2010

Though released, Emadeddin Baghi now faces the additional charges of undertaking "propaganda against the state" and "colluding to commit acts against national security".

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23 June 2010

Muhannad al-Hassani was convicted of charges brought against him after he drew public attention to unfair trials of political prisoners before the Supreme State Security Court.

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22 June 2010

Cuban President Raúl Castro has been urged to release a prisoner of conscience set to face trial on spurious charges after he organised a protest against the authorities.

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20 June 2010

One year after Neda Agha Soltan was shot while leaving a peaceful election protest in Tehran, the authorities have yet to carry out an investigation into her death.

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18 June 2010

Authorities accused of subjecting Mordechai Vanunu, who has already spent 18 years in prison, to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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18 June 2010

Azimzhan Askarov's life is believed to be in danger after he was arrested while gathering evidence of abuses committed during the recent unrest.

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17 June 2010

An amendment to the penal code is intended to target human rights activists who lobby foreign bodies such as the EU, to put pressure on the government over its human rights record.

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17 June 2010

Amnesty International calls for an end to the collective punishment of 1.4 million Palestinians in clear violation of international law.

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17 June 2010

Amnesty International voices concern at reports that security forces have attempted to confiscate video and photographic evidence from local journalists and residents.

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16 June 2010

Other countries urged to follow suit to ensure justice for all whose rights are violated and who are denied an effective remedy in their own countries.

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15 June 2010

Max Goeldi served a four month prison sentence and had been the subject of a two year travel ban as a result of a diplomatic row between the two countries.

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15 June 2010

Allowing states to protect their leaders from prosecution for the crime of aggression risks undermining the credibility of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International said today, following the Review Conference in Kampala

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15 June 2010

Amnesty International questions the credibility of a proposed investigation into military action against an aid flotilla off the Gaza coast in which nine activists were killed.

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15 June 2010

Amnesty International has called on all countries neighbouring Kyrgyzstan to open their borders to thousands of people desperately seeking refuge from the violence that has engulfed the southern part of the country.

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