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

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19 December 2012

The detention of a 16-year-old Bahraini boy in an adult prison has been extended for a further week despite the Bahraini authorities’ failure to bring any charges against him.

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18 December 2012

Twenty-eight people are at imminent risk of execution after their death sentences were ratified yesterday.

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13 December 2012

Instead of delivering justice and an impartial investigation into a blogger's death in custody, Iranian authorities have been intimidating his family members.

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06 December 2012

Dozens of student activists kept behind bars in Iran, some since 2009, must be freed immediately and unconditionally to mark National Student Day. 

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04 December 2012

A new Amnesty International report says abuses committed by an al-Qa’ida affiliate and Yemeni government forces must be independently investigated.

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28 November 2012

Some 15 men are being held following their arrest in Riyadh during a peaceful protest at the continued detention and ill-treatment of relatives.

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13 November 2012

Undocumented foreign nationals in Libya are at risk of exploitation, arbitrary and indefinite detention, as well as beatings, sometimes amounting to torture.

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01 November 2012

Nine women held in Tehran's Evin prison have started a hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment by prison guards.

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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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