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

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07 January 2014

South Korea today announced a halt to shipments of tear gas to Bahrain, following pressure from Amnesty International and other human rights groups.

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03 January 2014

Three prominent activists are facing trial in an apparently politically motivated case based on unreliable witnesses and scant evidence, said Amnesty International ahead of a court verdict due this Sunday.

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17 December 2013

Every Friday, people in the small Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh risk their lives to protest peacefully against Israeli settlers’ theft of their land and water. 

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16 December 2013

Soon after the popular uprising began in Bahrain in 2011, 13 opposition leaders were arrested. Their ‘crime’ was expressing their opinions peacefully: calling for democracy, an end to corruption, opposing the monarchy.

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11 December 2013

When Jabeur Mejri, a Tunisian blogger, expressed views online that were deemed offensive to Islam, it cost him his freedom.

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04 December 2013

Canadian-Iranian businessman Hamid Ghassemi-Shall still struggles to shake off the memories of his time in Evin Prison in Iran, where his brother died.

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04 December 2013

Today, Arab-Israeli Omar Sa’ad might be arrested after he refuses to join the Israeli army and participate in human rights violations against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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29 November 2013

Yemen must ensure security forces refrain from using excessive force during protests planned this Saturday or risk further bloodshed.

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28 November 2013

The conviction and imprisonment of 21 female protesters, after they participated in a peaceful pro-Morsi demonstration shows the Egyptian authorities’ determination to punish dissent.

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28 November 2013

Two prominent activists in Saudi Arabia have been questioned today on as yet unspecified charges as the continuing crackdown on independent human rights work in the country intensifies.

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27 November 2013

Bahrain’s authorities must immediately release Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist jailed for taking part in an anti-government protest last year.

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21 November 2013

The Libyan authorities must actively protect protesters from attacks by armed militia during ongoing demonstrations this week or risk further bloodshed

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21 November 2013

US President Barack Obama must urge Moroccan King Mohammed VI to scrap laws which see women and girls forced to marry their rapists, and teenagers facing jail for kissing in a public place.

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17 November 2013

A new report by Amnesty International finds Qatar’s construction sector rife with abuse, with workers employed on multi-million dollar projects suffering serious exploitation.

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14 November 2013

As Egypt sits in front of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to answer questions about the country’s human rights situation, activists talk about the country's housing crisis.

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25 October 2013

Saudi Arabian women activists still plan to defy a driving ban in the Kingdom on 26 October despite having their campaign website hacked and receiving repeated threats from the authorities to thwart the effort.

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24 October 2013

The Israeli authorities must drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail last night, Amnesty International said.

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24 October 2013

The Saudi Arabian authorities must respect the right of women to drive this Saturday in defiance of a ban on women driving in the Kingdom, said Amnesty International.

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15 October 2013

The Algerian authorities must immediately release a blogger detained on terrorism and defamation charges after he shared photos and caricatures of the President and the Prime Minister on his Facebook account.

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08 October 2013

After years of uncertainty, the full facts in the case of Faysal Baraket, a Tunisian student who died in police custody in 1991, are coming to light, bringing an end to years of denial and deception by the Tunisian authorities.

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