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

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24 August 2012

The detention of a newspaper editor is a worrying signal that the Ethiopian government intends to carry on a crackdown on dissent

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13 August 2012

Authorities urged to investigate killing of all journalists and media workers following the deaths of two more in the capital Mogadishu.

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01 August 2012

The Somali authorities and the international community must ensure that those responsible for the killings of media workers are brought to justice.

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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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18 July 2012

Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.

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27 June 2012

Ethiopia has convicted 24 government opponents, among them top journalist Eskinder Nega, on trumped-up terrorism and treason charges

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26 June 2012

Protests over austerity cuts in Sudan have prompted scores of arrests of activists as well as harrassment of journalists.

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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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24 May 2012

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

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24 May 2012

An attack on a group of youth activists in Luanda highlights the ongoing threats human rights defenders in Angola face.

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15 May 2012

Independent media in Sudan is facing continous harrassment from the authorities, with arrests of journalists and national newspapers seized.

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03 May 2012

An Amnesty International briefing released on World Press Freedom Day explores how the authorities in Sudan censor journalists.

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01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

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17 April 2012

Growing restrictions on human rights are fuelling fear and insecurity in the wake of the military coup in Guinea-Bissau.

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13 April 2012

Instead of putting an end to extrajudicial executions, the Nigeria Police Force is investigating a human rights official who spoke out on the issue.

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13 April 2012

Guinea-Bissau's military coup brings to the fore a number of serious unresolved human rights concerns in the West African country.

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29 March 2012

Politicians and activists protesting a military coup in Mali have been attacked and injured during a peaceful rally in the capital Bamako.

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21 March 2012

Six Zimbabwean activists have been fined and sentenced to carry out community service after screening a video on events in North Africa.

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12 March 2012

A new report documents how Ethiopia's civil society legislation stifles legitimate human rights work.

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05 March 2012

Jean-Claude Roger Mbede and 12 other people in Cameroon have been arrested since March 2011 for allegedly practising homosexuality.

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