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

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23 October 2009
The Peruvian Congress' has decided to stand by its proposal to decriminalize abortion in cases where women and girls become pregnant as a result of rape or incest.
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23 October 2009
As refugees begin to leave the Mahmur camp in northern Iraq, Amnesty International has urged the authorities to allow Turkish citizens of Kurdish origin to return without harassment and discrimination.
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23 October 2009
Up to 68 people are said to have been arrested during a prayer service in support of activists detained following protests after June’s presidential election.
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22 October 2009
The 2009 Sakharov prize for human rights has been awarded to Russian activists Oleg Orlov, Sergei Kovalev and Ludmila Alekseeva.
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22 October 2009
The military has refused to allow members of the tribe to use major roads to flee the government’s latest offensive against the Pakistani Taleban, witnesses have told Amnesty International.
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21 October 2009
Iranian-American academic Kian Tajbakhsh has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, for his alleged part in the protests following the June presidential election.
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20 October 2009
A law in Uruguay that has allowed the police and military to get away with torture and murder should be annulled.
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20 October 2009
The United Nations has echoed Amnesty International’s call to halt the imminent execution of a man accused of murdering of six elderly women in Belarus.
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20 October 2009
The Afghan government and its international supporters must immediately set out a clear and effective plan to ensure a credible second round of presidential election voting.
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20 October 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Peruvian authorities to step up recent efforts to decriminalise abortion in the country.
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19 October 2009

The invaluable work carried out by human rights defenders in Colombia must be respected by all the parties to the armed conflict, Amnesty International has said.
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19 October 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to dismiss legal action against former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi.
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19 October 2009
The government of Pakistan remains woefully under-prepared for a displacement crisis in South Waziristan as civilians flee the region following three days of heavy fighting.
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16 October 2009
The draft "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" introduced on Wednesday in Uganda's parliament would violate human rights and should be withdrawn immediately.
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16 October 2009
Amnesty International has criticised the Paraguayan Congress for rejecting a draft bill that would have returned ancestral land to the Yakye Axa indigenous community.
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16 October 2009
Sister Helen Prejean gives Amnesty International her personal account on how educating people on the issue of the death penalty can make a difference.
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16 October 2009
The government of Pakistan must urgently prepare for a displacement crisis as civilians flee South Waziristan ahead of an expected military assault, Amnesty International said.
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16 October 2009
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