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

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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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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

The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and stop detaining peaceful protesters.

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02 October 2012

Two new reports on Egypt document unlawful killings, excessive use of force, torture and other ill-treatment against protesters by both the military and the police.

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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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21 September 2012

With the academic year about to begin in Iran, the authorities have escalated a clampdown on students.

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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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17 September 2012

Hasna Shaeeb Khalifa and her sister Hala have been threatened, arbitrarily detained, interrogated and released without charge several times.

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07 September 2012

Libya's new Congress and justice system struggle to break a legacy of systematic human rights violations.

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06 September 2012

The Israeli authorities must release or admit to hospital Palestinian hunger striker Samer al-Barq, Amnesty International said.

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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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24 August 2012

Writer Arzhang Davoodi, who is facing fresh charges after being imprisoned in Iran for nearly nine years, must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said.

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16 August 2012

Court finds Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, guilty of taking part in an “illegal gathering” among other charges.

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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

Authorities urged to release 13 opposition activists serving prison sentences on charges relating to their participation in pro-reform protests.

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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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01 August 2012

Armed militiamen in Libya must immediately and unconditionally release seven Iranian Red Crescent members abducted in Benghazi.

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