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

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13 October 2009
Yoani Sánchez was due to accept an award for her journalism in New York. This is the fourth time she has been refused permission by the authorities to travel outside Cuba in the past two years.
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09 October 2009
US President Barack Obama must keep justice, human rights and the rule of law at the centre of his efforts to promote peace.
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09 October 2009
A Texas man who faces execution after jurors at his trial consulted the Bible when deliberating his fate should have his death sentence commuted, Amnesty International has said.
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09 October 2009
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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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08 October 2009
More than 100 government officials from around the world attended an event at the United Nations where Amnesty International launched a new briefing on the arms trade. 
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08 October 2009
A quarter of a million Sri Lankans now being held in de facto detention camps are facing a humanitarian disaster as monsoon rains threaten to flood camps.
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08 October 2009
Amnesty International has called on all states to suspend international supplies of military and police weaponry, munitions and other equipment that could be used to commit human rights violations by Guinean security forces.
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07 October 2009
Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.
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07 October 2009
Ahead of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International has urged the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenka, to grant clemency to a man who may be facing imminent execution.
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07 October 2009
A Moscow court has found in favour of the president's libel suit against human rights activist Oleg Orlov who accused him of "being responsible" for the murder of human rights worker Natalia Estemirova.
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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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05 October 2009
Governments in Africa must end the practice of forced evictions that leave hundreds of thousands homeless every year, Amnesty International said on World Habitat Day, 5 October.
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05 October 2009
Amnesty International has welcomed a move by the Iranian authorities to postpone the execution of an Afghan national accused of commiting a murder while still a child.
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05 October 2009
Human rights activists in Russia and the North Caucasus face increasing violence and intimidation three years after the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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03 October 2009
The Iranian authorities are planning to execute a man alleged to have killed when he was only 17 on Monday.
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02 October 2009
The Iranian authorities banned a prominent human rights activist from leaving the country on Friday.
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01 October 2009
Amnesty International  has called for an international commission of inquiry to investigate the brutal attacks committed by soliders during the suppression of a mass rally in Conakry earlier this week.
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01 October 2009
The three men were part of a group of seven undocumented migrants from El Salvador and Ecuador who where shot at by Mexican security forces as they crossed into the state of Chiapas.
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30 September 2009
Honduran de facto president Roberto Micheletti urged to rescind a decree that provides sweeping new powers of detention to the police, bans all public meetings and imposes a 45 day curfew.
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