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

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23 May 2013

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.

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17 May 2013

On 17 May, to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Amnesty International supporters worldwide will take action to highlight the human rights situation of LGBTI people around the world.

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15 May 2013

At least nine activists who were trying to organize a peaceful demonstration in Equatorial Guinea were arrested as authorities are determined to clamp down on free speech ahead of up-coming elections.

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14 May 2013

A Gambian activist detained by the authorities after peacefully expressing his views has been released – but there is still no news about a journalist missing for seven years

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10 May 2013

A female lawyer in Sudan who was arrested on 4 May and whose whereabouts are still unknownis at risk of torture.

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09 May 2013

Scores of parliamentarians, journalists, army officers and civilians have been arrested in Chad since the beginning of the month and many are being held without charged.

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08 May 2013

The Zambian authorities must immediately release two young men who have been denied bail after being arrested on charges of having sex “against the order of nature”.

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06 March 2013

No one knows the global arms trade’s devastating effects more vividly than those who live and work on the front lines of armed conflict and in areas ravaged by small arms violence. 

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24 January 2013

A new Amnesty International report says unlawful killings, torture and other abuses are being used to clamp down on political opponents and activists.

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20 January 2013

Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko has been released after nine months in detention, during which time she faced the death penalty on fabricated charges.

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18 January 2013

Amnesty International has documented a series of cases of Sudanese activists living in Egypt who have faced harassment and attacks, reportedly at the hands of the Sudanese authorities.

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16 January 2013

The remaining charges against Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko must be dropped and she must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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16 January 2013

Okay Machisa, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, is denied bail and remanded in custody until 30 January.

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19 September 2012

Three trade unionists and a journalist receive heavy suspended prison sentences and fines for initiating and publishing an anti-government petition.

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17 August 2012

A judge must oversee any investigation into the deaths of 34 people after South African police opened fire on protesting miners at the Marikana mine complex.

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08 August 2012

Threats against human rights defenders and journalists are on the rise amid fighting in DR Congo's North Kivu province.

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23 July 2012

Amnesty International is marking its annual Day of Action calling for improved human rights in The Gambia.

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19 June 2012

Police have raided a human rights workshop attended by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Kampala.

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28 May 2012

Nigerian trade union leader Osmond Ugwu was detained in October 2011 and jailed for three months on trumped-up charges.

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25 May 2012

It has been a particularly tough year for human rights defenders in sub-Saharan Africa, says Zimbabwean activist Jenni Williams.

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