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

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04 September 2009
The six had been sentenced on 6 August to a mandatory sentence of two years’ imprisonment and fined 250,000 Dalasis (US$10,000) for defamation and sedition.
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03 September 2009
Chilean Judge Victor Montiglio issued the arrest warrants against the agents in relation to a number of security operations that targeted opponents of Augusto Pinochet during the 1970s.
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02 September 2009
Prominent human rights organizations request that the latest draft Disappearances bill in Nepal be amended to make it comply with international law and standards.
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01 September 2009
JS Tissainayagam was convicted of writing and publishing articles that criticized the government's treatment of Sri Lankan Tamil civilians affected by the war.
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28 August 2009
All around the world, families wait to find out what happened to those loved ones who have been taken away from them by agents of the state or by people acting with its support or acquiescence.
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28 August 2009
Twelve people, including four children, all thought to be members of the same family, have been killed by unidentified gunmen. This is the third such killing in less than a year.
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28 August 2009
Following a large-scale police operation, the families are now sleeping under plastic sheeting on land opposite the site of the eviction. They are without food or blankets in cold, wet conditions.
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28 August 2009
Muslim Kartika Sari Devvi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking beer in public in December 2007. Postponed for Ramadan, her sentence is now under review by the Shariah Court of Appeal.
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27 August 2009
US Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a "preliminary review" into the secret detention programme operated by the CIA after the attacks of 11 September 2001. It's a welcome first step but it's not enough, says Amnesty International.
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26 August 2009
One of Nigeria's most influential states has taken an important step towards abolition of the death penalty by pardoning and releasing three condemned prisoners.
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26 August 2009
Two men convicted of drug trafficking in 2001, have been put to death by lethal injection. They were the first to be executed in Thailand since 2003.
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25 August 2009
Photographic evidence obtained from detention centres in Malaysia by Amnesty International, show the harsh reality of this cruel form of punishment.
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24 August 2009

Authorities in Malaysia on Monday postponed the caning of a Muslim woman convicted of drinking alcohol in public, until the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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21 August 2009
Amnesty International calls for an end to caning as a form of punishment after a Muslim woman is sentenced to six lashes in Malaysia
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21 August 2009
Human rights organizations in the Indian state of Manipur, have alleged that the police abducted Bidyarani Devi Salam to make her parents - who were suspected of helping local armed opposition groups – give themselves up.
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19 August 2009
A tireless campaigner against the death penalty and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Kim Dae-jung leaves a legacy of commitment to human rights and democracy.
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19 August 2009
On the eve of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, Amnesty International has called on the Afghan government to reverse its ban on national and international media from reporting on cases of violence and insecurity occurring during Thursday’s election.
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18 August 2009
Mother of six Jacinta Francisco Marcial has been in prison since 2006. She has been sentenced to 21 years for her part in the alleged kidnapping of six federal agents in Mexico.
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18 August 2009
In a 6-2 ruling, the nation's highest court decided that Davis should have another chance to prove his innocence before the state of Georgia puts him to death.
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17 August 2009
Allegations that election protesters were tortured and raped in detention must be urgently investigated by the Iranian authorities.
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