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

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23 August 2010

If passed, the amendments would remove the death penalty from white collar crimes such as tax fraud, which already rarely receive the punishment.

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16 August 2010

Amnesty International condemns the executions of two people for 'eloping', carried out in a Taleban-controlled village in the province of Kunduz.

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10 August 2010

Amnesty International calls for prosecutions following the release of a UN report showing a rise in targeted killings of Afghan civilians.

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28 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the executions of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year.

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19 July 2010

Alan Shadrake was arrested for criminal defamation after he published a book critical of the country's use of the death penalty.

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18 March 2010

President Ma Ying-jeou urged to ensure that the country's de facto moratorium on executions remains in place.

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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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