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

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01 November 2012

The UN's Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka has highlighted Colombo’s continued denial of the human rights crisis in the country.

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13 September 2012

Afghanistan’s Parliament must not appoint a new national intelligence director before investigating claims of his involvement in torture and other abuses.

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05 September 2012

Maldivian security forces have continued to commit serious human rights violations since the transfer of presidential power in February.

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19 July 2012

Six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, targeted attacks and other violations by security forces against minority Rohingyas and other Muslims have increased.

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18 July 2012

Justice for abuses suffered at the hands of US authorities remains a remote prospect for Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan

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04 July 2012

Some 80 prisoners have been released by the Burmese authorities on "humanitarian grounds".

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04 July 2012

Dozens of Uighurs who disappeared following mass arrests in the wake of a major protest in 2009 are still missing.

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27 June 2012

Pakistan’s flip-flop over a decision to commute Indian national Sarabjit Singh’s capital sentence to a life term is a cruel blow to him and his family.

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15 June 2012

Burmese opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Europe.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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27 April 2012

Fears have risen for blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who made a bold escape from illegal house arrest.

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16 April 2012

Pakistan is urged to end secret detention and reveal the fate of hundreds of disappeared people believed abducted and held by security agencies.

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12 April 2012

In North Korea, hundreds of thousands of people exist in prison camps out of sight of the rest of the world, where human rights protections are ignored.

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12 April 2012

The proposed new law allows for violations of human rights such as freedom from arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment.

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10 April 2012

Prominent Chinese housing activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin were jailed today on spurious charges.

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05 April 2012

US forces are set to transfer detainees from Bagram prison to the Afghan government, prompting fears that they may be at risk of torture.

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28 March 2012

Police beat and sexually harassed four women detained during an anti-government rally, according to testimony gathered by Amnesty International.

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13 March 2012

A new Amnesty International report documents how arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances have become routine in Sri Lanka.

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08 March 2012

At least six people injured, some seriously, as combined forces of police and military attack around 300 demonstrators in the capital.

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28 February 2012

Border-crossers who are sent back are at grave risk of torture, forced labour, imprisonment in political prison camps and execution.

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