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

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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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02 November 2012

Wa’ed Tamimi, 16-year-old son of Bassem Tamimi was arrested at a demonstration in the village of al-Nabi Saleh on Friday.

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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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31 October 2012

Iran's judiciary and prison authorities should end mistreatment of prisoners of conscience, including prominent rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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29 October 2012

A poet facing a secret trial in Qatar after being detained since last year is a possible prisoner of conscience.

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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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