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

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08 October 2008
Twelve people are charged with "weakening national sentiment" for attending a meeting of the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change.
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06 October 2008
As World Habitat Day focuses on the state of the housing rights situation across the globe, here are case studies from cities in Cambodia, Brazil, Italy, Israel and An
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06 October 2008
The choice of the Angolan capital Luanda to lead the global observance of this year's World Habitat Day provoked controversy among housing and human rights organizat
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02 October 2008
Forty years ago, the Mexican army opened fire on students peacefully demonstrating in Tlatelolco, Mexico City, on 2 October 1968.
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01 October 2008
Tens of thousands of displaced people are still unable to return home after the Georgia-Russia conflict. Amnesty International collected eye-witness accounts from surv
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01 October 2008
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists and the participants of the Sarajevo Queer Festival continue to receive death threats.
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29 September 2008
A prominent Egyptian newspaper editor faces two months in prison for writing an article about the health of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
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26 September 2008
Amnesty International confirmed on Friday that one of the seven prisoners of conscience freed this week, U Win Htein, was re-arrested a few hours after his release.
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26 September 2008
Several people were attacked at the end of the first day of the Sarajevo Queer Festival on Wednesday.
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24 September 2008
Troy Davis received a stay of execution on Tuesday less than two hours before he was due to be put to death by lethal injection in Georgia.
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23 September 2008
The political crisis in Zimbabwe has been characterised by a series of politically-motivated violations of civil, political, social and economic rights against real
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23 September 2008
U Win Tin, a 78-year-old journalist, prominent dissident and senior official in the main opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, led by Daw Aung San Su
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22 September 2008
The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will at last have the chance to get answers to their questions about the events leading to his death, in the course of the coro
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18 September 2008
The Court of Appeal in Agadir, Morocco, has overturned the two-year sentence imposed on blogger Mohamed Erraji.
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16 September 2008
An anti-government activist leader in Myanmar remains at risk of torture following her arrest last Wednesday.
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15 September 2008
Three men were executed in Japan on Thursday 11 September 2008. Amnesty International has called for the government to immediately adopt a moratorium on executions.
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15 September 2008
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has signed a power-sharing agreement with the leaders of the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change, but the implica
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12 September 2008
This latest initiative paves the way for other countries to follow suit, and makes Argentina the sixth country to ratify all the human rights instruments of the inte
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12 September 2008
The World is Watching week will see activists and supporters of the Control Arms Campaign in more than 50 countries urge their governments to reach an agreement on an
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12 September 2008
With evidence that the CIA operated a secret detention facility in Poland mounting, Amnesty International has welcomed the news that public prosecutors have initiated
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