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

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01 November 2012

Bassem Tamimi faces a further prison term for his involvement in non-violent protests against the encroachment of Israeli settlers onto Palestinian land.

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25 October 2012

All peaceful activists and other prisoners of conscience detained in Syria must be set free after a mass amnesty was granted ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious festival.

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22 October 2012

A shop worker jailed on a drugs-related charge was among 10 men put to death in Iran on Monday morning.

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19 October 2012

Bahrain must quash convictions and sentences against two former teachers' union leaders ahead of the final verdict in their trial this weekend.

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16 October 2012

Alber Saber Ayad could receive a six-year prison sentence if he is convicted of "defamation of religion".

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15 October 2012

Among those scheduled to be executed was Saeed Sedeghi, a shop worker sentenced to death in June after an unfair trial on drugs-related charges.

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10 October 2012

Iran is urged to immediately commute the death sentences of 11 men who are at imminent risk of execution after being transferred to Tehran's Evin Prison.

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01 October 2012

The convictions of nine health professionals sentenced to prison terms for their role in last year's pro-democracy uprising in Bahrain must be quashed by the authorities, Amnesty International said.

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27 September 2012

The Tunisian authorities must drop indecency charges against a woman who was summoned to court on Wednesday after she had complained that police officers raped her.

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25 September 2012

Yemen is on the brink of a human rights crisis unless the authorities act now to end persistent abuses in the country and address past violations.

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24 September 2012

Libya’s political leadership must take immediate steps to end ongoing human rights abuses and establish the rule of law.

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19 September 2012

The UN Human Rights Council's review of the human rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless it is followed by concrete action. 

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18 September 2012

Across Libya, 'irregular migrants' are detained in poor conditions where they face torture and other ill-treatment.

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07 September 2012

The Iranian authorities must halt all executions scheduled in the coming days, Amnesty International said,  amid reports up to 23 individuals may be at risk.

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05 September 2012

Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.

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29 August 2012

Enforced disappearances - a crime under international law - are still carried out in many countries around the world.

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15 August 2012

A Yemeni journalist has spent two years behind bars after alleging US use of cluster bombs in Yemen.

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09 August 2012

Authorities must investigate allegations that two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest at their administrative detention were ill-treated.

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09 August 2012

A Saudi Arabian cleric and outspoken critic of the Saudi government held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognizably criminal offence or released, Amnesty International has said.

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07 August 2012

A death sentence looms for Saeed Sedeghi, an Iranian shop worker who was tried unfairly on drugs-related charges.

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