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

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11 August 2009
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader has been sentenced to a further 18 months’ house arrest. She has been detained for over 13 of the past 20 years, mostly under house arrest.
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11 August 2009
Thirty-six Iranians, detained by Iraqi security forces since 28 July, remain at risk of being forcibly returned to Iran where they could face torture or execution.
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10 August 2009
Four student leaders arrested and detained last week while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, have been released.
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10 August 2009
Amnesty International has reiterated its call for an independent public inquiry into allegations of UK complicity in torture.
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10 August 2009
The former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is to receive the award from President Obama this week.
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07 August 2009
Six Gambian journalists, including three executive members of the Gambian Press Union, were sentenced to terms in prison on Thursday.
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07 August 2009
Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the recent war in North East Sri Lanka and living in camps are being denied basic human rights including freedom of movement.
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06 August 2009
Four student leaders were arrested and detained while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, on Wednesday.
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05 August 2009
More than 4,000 prisoners facing execution in Kenya had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment on Monday in the largest commutation in history, news sources reported.
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05 August 2009
A Tunisian national is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment in his home country after being forcibly returned from Italy on Sunday.
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04 August 2009
Two activists who offered assistance to survivors of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province, China, will be tried this month behind closed doors.
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04 August 2009
More than 100 people have gone on trial in Tehran accused of organizing recent widespread civil protests.
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04 August 2009

A Romani woman was shot dead in the village of Kisléta in Eastern Hungary, early Monday morning.

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03 August 2009
A leading Syrian human rights lawyer has been formally charged in relation to his legitimate work in defending the rights of political prisoners in Syria
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31 July 2009
The recent hangings of three men brings the total number of executions carried out in Japan this year to seven, while other countries reject capital punishment.
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31 July 2009
A US judge has ordered the release of a young Afghan detained in Guantánamo Bay after six and a half years in US custody.
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29 July 2009
Eight people are reported to have been killed and up to 400 injured after Iraqi forces attacked unarmed Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf.
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28 July 2009
In a meeting with delegates from Amnesty International Nepal, the Minister gave a commitment to start the process for her country to ratify the Rome Statute.
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28 July 2009
Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded the 2009 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award.
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28 July 2009
Japan has become the first country in Asia to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
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