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

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30 November 2010

Security forces use excessive force against demonstrators taking part in a national day-long strike.

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19 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, following the reported discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman in a skip.

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18 November 2010

Leaders urged to improve accountability for Afghan and international military forces and tackle arbitrary detention and torture.

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27 October 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian King to halt the execution of a young Sri Lankan woman who has lost her appeal against a death sentence for a murder committed when she says she was 17.

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25 October 2010

US authorities urged to address human rights violations committed against Canadian national in spite of him pleading guilty to the charges against him at a Guantánamo military commission.

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19 October 2010

The Indonesian government should initiate an independent investigation into reports of torture and other ill-treatment in Papua over the last two years, Amnesty International has said.

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14 October 2010

The new Bill, which will address many forms of torture routinely employed by Indian police and prison officials, is to be considered by the Select Committee of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.

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08 October 2010

Raymond Manalo recalls the horror of his enforced disappearance and torture at the hands of Philippines security forces.

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30 September 2010

The Emergency Decree and Internal Security Act grant authorities with extraordinary powers, which have often been abused to block the expression of peaceful dissenting views.

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29 September 2010

Eight men and two women convicted of 'gathering a crowd to disturb social order' following a Feb 2009 demonstration outside a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

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13 September 2010

Amnesty International has urged Indian authorities to carry out an effective investigation into a video clip that appears to show detainees in Kashmir being stripped and humiliated by security forces.

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13 September 2010

Yusuf Sapakoly, 52, died of kidney failure after being refused access to adequate medical assistance by prison authorities.

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03 September 2010

Three men who were tortured and jailed after their forced return from Australia, are at risk of further abuse when they are returned to prison from hospital.

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19 August 2010

RELA's Director-General says the civilian volunteer corps is aiming to expand its membership by a million agents by the end of the year.

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18 August 2010

The Philippine government should ensure that police officers responsible for torture shown in a video broadcast in the national media are brought to justice, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

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04 August 2010

Amnesty International has warned that 10 Malukan political activists detained by Indonesia’s special anti-terrorism police are facing a high risk of torture.

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30 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges.

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26 July 2010

Following the conviction of prison camp commander Kaing Guek Eav for crimes against humanity, Amnesty International calls on court to redouble its efforts.

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08 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling for the release of three award-winning Tibetan environmental activist brothers, two of whom were recently given lengthy prison sentences within a week of each other.

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01 July 2010

The Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion carried out a violent attack on the house of Mirza Abbas, a leading Bangladesh National Party (BNP) politician and former mayor of Dhaka.

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