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

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16 October 2013

Russian authorities' attempts to stifle human rights work in the country are increasing, Amnesty International warns after NGO loses lawsuit triggered by repressive new law.

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08 October 2013

Harassment, intimidation, ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests, fabricated charges and unfair trials are all part of the arsenal the Azerbaijani authorities are employing in the run up to the presidential elections.

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04 October 2013

The Moscow authorities’ refusal to allow a small Amnesty International event to highlight Russia’s appalling human rights record ahead of the Sochi Olympics demonstrates the lack of tolerance for freedom of expression in the coutry.

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03 October 2013

As the Olympic torch arrives in Moscow ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Amnesty International is launching a worldwide campaign to highlight Russia’s increasingly deplorable human rights record.

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02 October 2013

Turkish authorities committed human rights violations on a massive scale in the government’s attempts to crush the Gezi Park protests this summer.

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02 October 2013

The “piracy” charge levelled against activists from the global environmental group Greenpeace today in Russia is absurd and damaging to the rule of law and must be dropped immediately.

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30 September 2013

Ales Bialiatski, a Belarusian human rights activist and a prisoner of conscience, was awarded the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.

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27 September 2013

Amnesty International is disappointed by the failure of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to see the detrimental effect that Russia’s discriminatory legislation will have on the Games in Sochi.

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24 September 2013

Any piracy charges against activists on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise would be manifestly unfounded, Amnesty International said after the Russian authorities released a statement on the case.

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18 September 2013

The Greek authorities must do everything in their power to prevent further politically motivated violence after a far-right supporter killed a musician and anti-fascist activist in the capital Athens this morning.

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12 September 2013

All countries should suspend shipments of tear gas, armoured vehicles and other riot control projectile equipment to Turkey.

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06 September 2013

The Armenian authorities must investigate the brutal attack on two Armenian activists and to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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21 August 2013

After the 1973 coup in Chile, Ambassador Frode Nilsen dined with the military dictatorship’s highest-ranking officers. Behind their backs he smuggled dissidents to Norway. By Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media

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02 August 2013

On the second anniversary of the arrest of Belarusian human rights activist  Ales Bialiatski, Amnesty International speaks to his wife about their struggle for justice.

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26 July 2013

A Russian appeal court decided to keep a second Pussy Riot punk band member behind bars for singing a protest song.

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24 July 2013

A Russian appeal court decision to refuse parole to Maria Alekhina, one of the Pussy Riot punk group singers jailed for singing a protest song in an Orthodox cathedral is a further travesty of justice.

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22 July 2013

More than 100 internationally renowned musicians have joined a worldwide call for the release of the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot ahead of their parole appeal hearings this week.

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18 July 2013

Aleksei Navalny, a popular informal opposition leader, was sentenced today to five years in a Russian prison colony after a politically motivated trial on highly questionable charges of embezzlement.

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11 July 2013

A new Amnesty International report exposes how the security forces act with impunity and how torture in detention centres is rife.

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09 July 2013

Peaceful demonstrators were detained in Taksim yesterday after riot police used tear gas and water canons to clear the square and neighbouring Gezi park.

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