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

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25 May 2012

Activists from around the globe share their stories from the frontline of defending human rights.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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21 May 2012

Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.

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02 May 2012

In Cuba, critics of the government have to find creative ways of ensuring their stories get out, as internet access is highly controlled.

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01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

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29 March 2012

Government urged to act as activists continue their campaign for a solution to the country's ongoing problem of land disputes and forced evictions.

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28 March 2012

Cuban human rights activists are being targeted by authorities in a bid to silence them while Pope Benedict visits the country.

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22 March 2012

A new report documents a surge in harassment and detentions of dissidents in Cuba, including journalists and human rights activists, in the last year.

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16 March 2012

Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.

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24 February 2012

Police in La Paz are accused of using excessive force against a protest led by people with disabilities who demand an increase in state subsidies.

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23 February 2012

Authorities in Cuba are barring activists from participating in an event in Havana to mark the second anniversary of the death of a prisoner of conscience.

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21 February 2012

A global "faxjam" action led by Amnesty International focuses on protection for a Peace Community that defends its right not to be drawn into armed conflict in Colombia.

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08 February 2012

Two activists in Panama have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Ngäbe-Buglé people during anti-mining protests.

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06 February 2012

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has been barred from leaving Cuba 19 times in the last four years.

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20 January 2012

A Cuban prisoner of conscience has died on hunger strike, highlighting the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent.

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22 November 2011

Brazil's authorities must address indigenous land claims to prevent future violent attacks on indigenous communities.

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11 October 2011

A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.

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02 September 2011

One woman describes how her daughters' killings led her to advocate for better protection from domestic violence in the USA.

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22 August 2011

The "Ladies in White," an unofficial network of women protesters in Cuba, face ongoing intimidation from the authorities.

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27 May 2011

The killing of a prominent Guatemalan trade unionist has raised fears for the safety of workers rights activists in the country.

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