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

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04 December 2009

A European Court of Human Rights’ judgement said that Kamel Daoudi’s expulsion would put him at risk of incommunicado detention and torture and would be a human rights violation.

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26 November 2009
Yousef Dheeb al-Hmoud was arrested at his home on 15 November. The authorities have not revealed where he is being held, why he was arrested or whether he will be charged.
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06 November 2009
Sixty-eight people held in connection with protests against unemployment and high living costs in the resource-rich Gafsa region have been released.
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05 November 2009
US and Italian intelligence agents are convicted for their involvement in the abduction of Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr (better known as Abu Omar).
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05 November 2009
Amnesty International has called for the release of a human rights activist who went on trial this week for making a video about pollution in Tunisia and posting it on Facebook.
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04 November 2009
Amnesty International believes that charges have been brought against Haytham al-Maleh simply because he exercised his right to freedom of expression.
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27 October 2009
Dr Mohammad Maleki has been held incommunicado since his arrest in August. Amnesty International has expressed grave concern for his health as he is suffering from serious illnesses.
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27 October 2009
Two Iranian refugees who were refused access to the asylum system in Turkey and unlawfully detained for more than a year have been released.
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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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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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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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09 October 2009
Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to rescind the death sentence imposed on post-election protester Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani.
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06 October 2009
Muhammad al-Maqalih was abducted by a group of men in an unmarked van. It is thought  he is being held because of his criticism of the government over the armed clashes in Sa'da.
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24 September 2009
Two Iranian refugees remain in detention in Turkey despite a European Court of Human Rights ruling on Tuesday should be released, according to Amnesty International.
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21 September 2009
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10 September 2009
Victims of rape and other torture by Iranian security forces are facing renewed risk after documents detailing abuses against them were confiscated this week.
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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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13 August 2009
Ali Ben Sassi Toumi has been accused of 'membership of a terrorist organization', 'providing expertise and logistical support to a terrorist organization' and fraud.
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