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

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01 March 2012

Authorities urged to end the persecution of political opponents and journalists as former government minister freed after 10 years.

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29 February 2012

Abukar Hasan Mohamud Kadaf is the third journalist to be killed in Mogadishu in just two months.

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16 February 2012

Malawi's former Attorney General, who is critical of the current government, has been returned to prison despite a court order to release him on bail.

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14 February 2012

A workshop run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists has been raided by Uganda's ethics minister.

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07 February 2012

Uganda's Parliament is urged to scrap the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill that has been re-introduced.

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19 January 2012

A court in Ethiopia has found four government critics and a former opposition supporter guilty of terrorism charges.

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18 January 2012

Amnesty International considers four men jailed for distributing anti-government T-shirts in the the Gambia to be prisoners of conscience.

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04 January 2012

Mass demonstrations over fuel price rises continue in Nigeria after the killing of at least one protester.

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09 December 2011

Three Zimbabwean human rights activists arrested this week are “prisoners of conscience".

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29 November 2011

Nigeria's Senate has passed a draconian bill that threatens basic human rights and criminalizes same-sex relationships.

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22 November 2011

The South African parliament has passed a controversial secrecy bill which will put severe limitations on free speech.

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01 November 2011

A new report describes how Ugandan journalists, opposition politicians and activists are being targeted for criticizing the authorities.

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17 October 2011

Five activists being held after a peaceful protest in Malawi's capital are prisoners of conscience.

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13 October 2011

Ugandan LGBT activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has been awarded the 2011 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.

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12 October 2011

Despite assurances that Bushra Rahma would be either charged or freed on 9 October, he continues to be held and remains on hunger strike.

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28 September 2011

Three protesters have been killed during clashes between police and demonstrators at an oppostion rally in Conakry.

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16 September 2011

A prominent journalist and four senior opposition politicians have been arrested on accusations of terrorism-related activities.

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15 September 2011

Eleven prominent Eritrean politicians have been held incommunicado without charge for 10 years.

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12 September 2011

The release of Al-Amin Kimathi, held for a year in connection with a bomb attack during the 2010 World Cup final, is long overdue.

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23 August 2011

Four Mauritanian anti-slavery campaigners have been given suspended sentences for protesting against the enslavement of a 10-year old girl.

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