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

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16 October 2009
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15 October 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General has called on world leaders and policy makers to shift the debate on poverty from economics to addressing the human rights problems that impoverish and keep people poor.
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15 October 2009
NGOs welcome US support but warn that proposal to give every Member State veto power would weaken not strengthen future Treaty.
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15 October 2009
Mongolian prisoner Buuveibaatar has had his death sentence commuted after being granted a pardon by the country's President, Ts. Elbegdorj.
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15 October 2009
Amnesty International urges the Human Rights Council to call on Israel and the authorities in Gaza to immediately open investigations into alleged war crimes, possible crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international law reported during the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.
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14 October 2009
Sami Ma'touq and Joni Suleiman were shot dead a year ago. The Syrian authorities have so far done very little to bring their killers to justice.
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14 October 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by some of the members of the Nigerian security forces after three people were shot dead during a protest against demolition of homes in Rivers State.
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13 October 2009
Behnoud Shojaee, a 21-year-old Iranian, has been executed at Tehran's Evin Prison for a murder he was accused of having committed when he was 17.
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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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