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

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25 February 2010

Speaking at an anti-death penalty summit in Geneva, Amnesty International's interim Secretary General Claudio Cordone hailed global efforts but said more needs to be done.

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25 February 2010

In a five to four ruling, the Court stated that capital punishment did not violate "human dignity and worth" protected in the Constitution.

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14 January 2010
Amnesty International has welcomed President Tsakhia Elbegdorj's move as an important development toward full abolition of the death penalty.
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23 December 2009
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03 December 2009
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13 November 2009
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10 November 2009
Following the execution of eight Uighurs and one Han Chinese individual, charged with offences committed during the July riots, the authorities have prosecuted a further 20 suspects.
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15 October 2009
Mongolian prisoner Buuveibaatar has had his death sentence commuted after being granted a pardon by the country's President, Ts. Elbegdorj.
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21 September 2009
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17 September 2009
The new bylaw endorses stoning to death for adultery and caning for homosexuality. It also forbids alcohol consumption, gambling and intimacy between unmarried couples.
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26 August 2009
Two men convicted of drug trafficking in 2001, have been put to death by lethal injection. They were the first to be executed in Thailand since 2003.
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19 August 2009
A tireless campaigner against the death penalty and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Kim Dae-jung leaves a legacy of commitment to human rights and democracy.
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31 July 2009
The recent hangings of three men brings the total number of executions carried out in Japan this year to seven, while other countries reject capital punishment.
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14 July 2009
The Papua New Guinea government should abolish the death penalty instead of putting it back into effect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint
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28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
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14 May 2009
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces trial on Monday after an American man is alleged to have swum across the lake in front of her house and stayed there
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23 March 2009
More people were executed in Asia than in any other part of the world in 2008. By contrast, in Europe, only one country continues to use the death penalty: Belarus.
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16 February 2009
The South Korean government is deciding whether to resume its use of the death penalty, following the arrest of a man for the alleged murder of seven women.
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28 January 2009
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama rejected as "false" the choice between safety and respect for human rights.
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18 December 2008
Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on "Moratorium on the use of the death penalty" at the United Nations on T
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