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

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27 April 2009
Burundi the 93rd country in the world to abolish the death penalty for all crimes, while those found guilty of engaging in consensual same-sex relations risk imprisonm
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27 April 2009
Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was jailed for eight years for spying earlier this month, has pledged to stay on hunger strike until she is released.
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27 April 2009
Arrested for their alleged sexual conduct, the men were released from jail last week. They have since been the targets of homophobic statements by the media and an Isl
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27 April 2009
Yurii Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev could face up to five years' imprisonment after they organized a contemporary art exhibition in Moscow.
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27 April 2009
Human rights defenders from across Africa say they remain deeply concerned by the threats, harassment, intimidation and physical violence they continue to face in ca
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24 April 2009
The Israel Defense Forces' probe has concluded that it committed no human rights violations and made only rare mistakes, some of which may have resulted in the killing
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24 April 2009
The United Nations (UN) now estimates that more than 6,500 civilians have died and 13000 injured in the fighting in the north eastern region of Sri Lanka.
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23 April 2009
The Mauritanian authorities have violently cracked down on two peaceful demonstrations this month.
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23 April 2009
Amnesty International has written an open letter to Lebanon's political leaders calling on them to put human rights at the centre of their election campaign.
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23 April 2009
Condoleezza Rice approved the use of “water-boarding” in 2002 according to information released on Wednesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelli
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23 April 2009
Ten years on, no-one has been held to account for the NATO attack on the Serbian state radio and television building that left 16 civilians dead.
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23 April 2009
People living in Buner, just 60 miles from the Pakistan capital Islamabad, have revealed how abusive and repressive Taleban groups have seized the area, imposing thei
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23 April 2009
Nechirvan Barzani promised to make the security forces accountable for cases of arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearances and other ill-treatment.
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22 April 2009
Ten men face imminent execution in Sudan after they were sentenced to death by a special court on 15 April.
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22 April 2009
A Yemeni woman is facing imminent execution accused of killing her husband only days after the execution of another woman for similar charges. 
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21 April 2009
Iran has been urged to release the Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was sentenced to eight years in jail after being convicted as a spy.
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21 April 2009
More than 4,500 civilians are believed to have died in the fighting according to UN estimates in north eastern region in Sri Lanka.
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21 April 2009
The wife of imprisoned Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng was attacked and beaten early Sunday morning, as she tried to leave her home to visit grieving relative
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20 April 2009
The population lives in fear after draconian measures implemented by the regime. Elections have been deferred for five years and martial law has been declared.
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20 April 2009
The last three political prisoners who were abducted by state agents in Zimbabwe in December 2008 were released on bail on Friday.
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