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

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10 September 2013

The Libyan authorities must immediately drop charges that violate the rights to freedom of expression and assembly of a man who was involved in protests against military intervention in Libya in London on 28 June 2011.

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30 August 2013

A day ahead of planned country-wide protests across Iraq, Amnesty International calls on the authorities to protect protesters’ rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

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30 August 2013

An Iranian prisoner of conscience and blogger on hunger strike to protest his unfair detention must be released immediately and unconditionally to receive treatment as his health deteriorates.

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29 August 2013

On the 25th anniversary of the 1988 “prison massacre” in Iran, Jafar Behkish -- who had several relatives killed -- talks to Amnesty International about his fight for justice.

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20 August 2013

The trial of five peaceful activists in Syria on “terrorism” charges tomorrow is further evidence of the increasing and systematic repression against anyone speaking out against human rights violations in the country.

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19 August 2013

Amnesty International’s leaders from across the globe are calling for a full, impartial and effective investigation into the shocking loss of life that has taken place in Egypt over the last week.

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14 August 2013

Security forces must take urgent steps to avoid further bloodshed as a pro-Morsi sit-in is dispersed in Cairo today, said Amnesty International as it works on the ground to verify abuses.

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07 August 2013

Two new emergency decrees issued by the King of Bahrain last night, which include the banning of all protests, are a further shameful attempt to ban any form of dissent and freedom of expression.

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02 August 2013

Evidence, including testimonies from survivors, indicates that supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi tortured individuals from a rival political camp.

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31 July 2013

The Israeli authorities must not use excessive force on demonstrators planning to protest against a plan to forcibly evict tens of thousands of Arab Bedouins from their homes in southern Israel.

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31 July 2013

The Egyptian government’s decision to mandate security forces to end all pro-Morsi sit-ins in Greater Cairo, considering recent violence against protesters, is a recipe for further bloodshed.

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29 July 2013

Today’s decision by a Tunisian court to dismiss a defamation case against the 18-year-old FEMEN activist Amina Sboui is only a partial victory, Amnesty International said as it called for her release.

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24 July 2013

The Yemeni authorities must respond to allegations that an investigative journalist was ill-treated and arbitrarily imprisoned based on his work to reveal the US military’s role in a deadly 2009 attack.

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10 July 2013

Evidence gathered by Amnesty International suggests that the security forces have used excessive force against supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. 

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04 July 2013

Palestinian rights activist Nariman Tamimi was placed under partial house arrest today to prevent her taking part in peaceful protests while she awaits trial next week.

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03 July 2013

With the ousting of President Morsi in Egypt the security forces must protect the human rights and safety of everyone in Egypt, regardless of their political affiliation.

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02 July 2013

A court in the UAE sentenced 68 of the 94 government critics on trial for allegedly “plotting to overthrow the state” to prison terms of between seven and 15 years.

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17 June 2013

In an action targeting King Abdullah, Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to release immediately and unconditionally a website founder still detained and on trial one year after his arrest for expressing views online.

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17 June 2013

Hassan Mostafa, a prominent opposition activist in Egypt, was sentenced to one year in prison for allegedly insulting and attacking a public prosecutor.

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13 June 2013

Yesterday’s prison sentences against three FEMEN activists in Tunisia are an unacceptable restriction on freedom of expression.

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