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The state of the world's human rights

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05 November 2012

Three men have been in prison since they were arrested in 1999 for trying to peacefully display posters calling for economic, political and social change.

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02 November 2012

The Chinese authorities are intensifying a crackdown against dissidents ahead of the imminent transition of power in the country, Amnesty International warned on Friday.

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29 October 2012

Two Vietnamese songwriters face up to 20 years in jail for writing songs criticizing their government. 

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25 October 2012

The Indonesian authorities must halt the excessive use of force at peaceful demonstrations after four pro-independence protesters were shot in Papua province.

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04 October 2012

A new ‘cybercrime’ law in the Philippines poses serious risks to freedom of expression and must be reviewed, Amnesty International said.

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21 September 2012

Three Vietnamese bloggers face up to 20 years in jail simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

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05 September 2012

Maldivian security forces have continued to commit serious human rights violations since the transfer of presidential power in February.

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07 August 2012

Mass arrests at a peaceful protest in Ha Noi are just the latest blow to freedom of expression in Viet Nam.

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15 June 2012

Burmese opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Europe.

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07 June 2012

Li Wangyang, who was released from prison last year, was found dead in his ward, prompting outrage in China's activist community.

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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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