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

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24 May 2013

“The tragedy is not only inside, but also outside Syria,” says a London-based Syrian human rights activist.

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24 May 2013

Two of the 94 people on trial in the UAE talk to Amnesty International about the state of freedom of expression in the country.

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23 May 2013

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.

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17 May 2013

There are credible fears that the charges against a well-known opposition activist in Alexandria may be spurious and in retaliation for his activism, Amnesty International said as his appeal hearing is due to resume. 

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15 May 2013

Today’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on Syria is a positive step but it does little to address the immense ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in the country.

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01 May 2013

Four founding members of a nascent human rights group in Saudi Arabia have been interrogated and intimidated in their attempt to get their organization off the ground.

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25 April 2013

The UN Security Council has failed to add human rights monitoring to the mandate of its Western Sahara peacekeeping force, despite ongoing reports of abuses in the region.

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25 April 2013

An arbitrary court order to detain a university professor for four months after he co-founded a human rights organization is the latest blow to freedom of expression and assembly in Saudi Arabia.

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17 April 2013

As Bahrain steps into the global spotlight with the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix, there is a high risk that last year’s repressive tactics will be repeated, Amnesty International said today.

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15 April 2013

A move by Bahrain’s government to jail anyone found guilty of insulting the Gulf nation’s King for up to five years is a new attempt to crush dissent before the country hosts the Formula One Grand Prix later this week.

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03 April 2013

A comedian associated with famed satirist Bassem Youssef is the latest target of Egypt's escalating crackdown on criticism.

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26 March 2013

Algerian authorities stop a delegation of 96 civil society activists and trade unionists from crossing the border into Tunisia.

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22 March 2013

All activists and writers held for insulting the ruler, IT crimes and taking part in unauthorized protests are said to have been released.

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15 March 2013

In advance of Egyptian women’s day, on 16 March, Amnesty International celebrates women’s contribution to the struggle for human rights.

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06 March 2013

The Upper House of parliament in Egypt prepares to debate laws that would severely restrict the work of independent civil society organizations and limit freedom of assembly.

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01 March 2013

Hundreds of people are detained in Saudi Arabia in the wake of a protest against the incarceration without charge or trial of their relatives.

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21 February 2013

New instructions from the Prime Minister indicate that no “local entity” is allowed to engage with “international entities” without permission.

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14 February 2013

Prisoners of conscience remain behind bars and activists continue to be jailed just for expressing their views, two years on from Bahrain's 2011 protests

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01 February 2013

All 24 facing charges relating to violence during the dismantling of a protest camp must be tried before a civilian court.

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25 January 2013

Iraq must immediately investigate the killings of protesters in Fallujah in accordance with international standards. 

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