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

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01 June 2012

Chinese authorities have reportedly detained hundreds of people in Lhasa after two self-immolations in the Tibetan capital.

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29 May 2012

Last year's killing of Saleem Shahzad highlighted the perils faced by journalists in Pakistan.

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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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08 May 2012

The expulsion of an Al-Jazeera journalist from China is part of a wider clampdown on foreign reporters in the country.

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04 May 2012

China says activist Chen Guangcheng will be allowed to go abroad to study but his wider family is still in detention.

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02 May 2012

The US must guarantee Chen Guangcheng’s safety and insist China protect the rights of the activist and his family, Amnesty International said.

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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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25 April 2012

Despite a decade of supposed reform, Indonesian police officers continue to be implicated in shootings and beatings of peaceful individuals.

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24 April 2012

Two men were killed in clashes between protesters and police amid a spate of disappearances in Bangladesh.

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12 April 2012

In North Korea, hundreds of thousands of people exist in prison camps out of sight of the rest of the world, where human rights protections are ignored.

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10 April 2012

Prominent Chinese housing activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin were jailed today on spurious charges.

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05 April 2012

Thailand is considering an amnesty law which could grant impunity for grave human rights violations.

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28 March 2012

Police beat and sexually harassed four women detained during an anti-government rally, according to testimony gathered by Amnesty International.

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08 March 2012

At least six people injured, some seriously, as combined forces of police and military attack around 300 demonstrators in the capital.

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01 March 2012

Pakistan's government has failed to protect religious minorities from systematic campaigns of violence and vilification.

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29 February 2012

Women in the Maldives describe how security forces violently suppressed their protest against the new president.

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10 February 2012

China has sentenced a veteran activist to seven years in prison for writing a poem urging people to support freedom.

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07 February 2012

The Maldivian president has resigned following a police mutiny after a group of police officers joined opposition-led protests.

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02 February 2012

Excessive force has been used on a number of occasions against peaceful demonstrations in Cambodia calling for land rights to be respected.

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01 February 2012

A South Korean activist faces up to seven years in prison after re-tweeting messages from North Korea's official Twitter account.

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