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

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19 January 2010
Amnesty International calls on all candidates standing in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections this month to end widespread human rights violations.
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19 January 2010
Human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed in Moscow a year ago. Those responsible have not been brought to justice.
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19 January 2010
Amnesty International has called on the government to ensure that the attack is not used as an excuse to violate the rights of citizens in Cabinda through arbitrary arrests and detentions.
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19 January 2010
Anissa 'Uthman, a journalist working for weekly newspaper al-Wassat, faces a three month prison sentence after she was convicted of defaming President ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Saleh.
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18 January 2010
Israel must end its suffocating blockade of the Gaza Strip, which leaves more than 1.4 million Palestinians cut off from the outside world and struggling with desperate poverty.
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18 January 2010
Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to halt the mounting number of death sentences being handed out in the run-up to delayed national elections in March.
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15 January 2010
Amnesty International welcomes the release of Palestinian activist Mohammed Othman but is concerned Israel has imposed conditions on him.
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15 January 2010

Czech education authorities have said they will take measures to end the wrongful placing of Romani children in schools for pupils with "mild mental disabilities", in response to Amnesty International's report on the issue.

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15 January 2010
Amnesty International called on the UN to put in place measures for the protection of human rights and the most vulnerable among the survivors of devastating earthquake.
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14 January 2010
Amnesty International has welcomed President Tsakhia Elbegdorj's move as an important development toward full abolition of the death penalty.
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14 January 2010
Amnesty International has voiced its concerns that the defendants may have been forced to confess to the 2005 murders of 13 policemen under torture.
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14 January 2010
Ahmed Chataev, who had reportedly been tortured by Russian forces after he was detained in Chechnya during fighting in 2000, was visiting Ukraine with a valid visa when he was arrested.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International questioned a decision by a court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to acquit a sheikh and member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family who was charged with causing the assault and rape of a man in 2004.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of Palestinian human rights activist Jamal Juma’, one of the campaigners detained by the Israeli military last year.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International has again urged the Chinese authorities to end censorship of the internet after online firm Google raised concern about the hacking of activists' email accounts.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release seven members of the Baha'i religious minority who appear to be facing a "show trial" in Tehran on a collection of spurious charges.
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12 January 2010
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the use of these abusive and discriminatory powers is illegal.
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12 January 2010
JS Tissainayagam was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on terrorism charges last year, after criticizing the government.
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11 January 2010

Leading human rights organizations have urged more European states to accept detainees held at the US detention centre at Guantánamo who cannot be returned to their countries of origin.

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11 January 2010
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