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

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03 March 2014

The detention of hundreds of anti-war protesters over the weekend is another manifestation of the increasing crackdown on the freedom of expression and assembly in Russia, Amnesty International said.  

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26 February 2014

All those responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people killed during the anti-government protests in Ukraine must be brought to justice, said Amnesty International today. 

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24 February 2014

The apparently arbitrary arrest and detention of a further 234 peaceful protesters outside a Moscow court building today shows how the Russian authorities’ rampant violation of freedom of expression and assembly shows no sign of letting up, Amnesty International said. 

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22 February 2014

The legacy of the Sochi Olympics will be tainted by human rights violations and the failure of the International Olympic Committee to confront the Russian authorities over them. 

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21 February 2014

The Spanish government must withdraw a proposed bill aimed at limiting access to safe and legal abortion services, Amnesty International said in a letter sent to the country’s Minister of Justice.

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21 February 2014

Today’s guilty verdict against defendants in the Bolotnaya Square protest trial is a hideous injustice, said Amnesty International.

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18 February 2014

The Russian authorities must immediately release nine people – including activists and journalists – who have been arrested in central Sochi, Amnesty International said. 

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14 February 2014

The French authorities must ensure the protection of a Ukrainian political refugee who sustained a horrific attack in his home in Strasbourg earlier this week, said Amnesty International.

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10 February 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said today. 

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05 February 2014

In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian environmental activist Igor Kharchenko became the country’s second new prisoner of conscience in the week leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics. 

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04 February 2014

The re-arrest today of yet another environmental activist ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, as well as his brief detention along with five colleagues last night, are more evidence of growing efforts to clamp down on civil society ahead of the Games. 

 

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03 February 2014

As the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes closer, harassment against civil society activists has intensified, Amnesty International said today after the arrest of an environmentalist for allegedly swearing in public. 

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31 January 2014

A handcuffed Russian ballerina braved the freezing weather in Moscow yesterday as Amnesty International activists delivered 330,000 signatures urging President Putin to repeal repressive legislation in the country.

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31 January 2014

Dmitrii Bulatov, who disappeared eight days ago, says he was beaten, tortured, crucified and blindfolded for long periods of time.

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22 January 2014

Situation in Kyiv increasingly volatile after four protesters are killed and the government says that police may start using live ammunition.

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17 January 2014

Repressive legislation passed at record speed without discussion in the Ukrainian parliament, must be immediately repealed, Amnesty International said.

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09 January 2014

The French government must not allow the extradition of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, Amnesty International said today, shortly after a French court ruled that he should be sent to Russia or Ukraine to face fraud charges.

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18 December 2013

The Russian authorities must release immediately and unconditionally all prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International said today as the Russian parliament passed an amnesty bill that may see the imprisoned Pussy Riot singers and some detainees in the Bolotnaya case freed.

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12 December 2013

Three men arrested in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square in 2012 have come to symbolize President Putin’s recent crackdown on peaceful political protest. They are still waiting to be released.

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12 December 2013

A rundown of restrictions on human rights in Russia as the country marks the 20th anniversary of its post-Soviet Constitution.

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