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

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16 August 2011

Guatemalan presidential candidates are urged to commit to protecting and improving human rights ahead of elections in September.

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12 August 2011

Staff of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation have received death threats after testifying at a key trial on a 1982 massacre.

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01 July 2011

Uruguay finally has a green light to investigate dozens of cases of human rights abuses from its period of military rule three decades ago.

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20 June 2011

Guatemala has recently arrested several former officials for grave human rights violations during the country's civil war.

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17 June 2011

Guatemala's authorities are called on to fully investigate alleged political killings ahead of September's elections.

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08 June 2011

Authorities do little to protect rural workers in Brazil who face ongoing intimidation by hired gunmen.

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08 June 2011

European countries are pressed to extradite or prosecute Guatemalan former officials over alleged human rights abuses.

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01 June 2011

Impunity abounds in Aragua, Venezuela, as local police officers are suspected of killing seven members of one family

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23 May 2011

The mother of Sheldon Gary Davis tells how he was killed by Jamaican security forces while in their custody, during the 2010 state of emergency.

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10 May 2011

El Salvador needs to protect journalists at a community radio station who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats.

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14 April 2011

Government urged to investigate links between gangs and public officials, following the arrest of 16 police officers accused of working with gang members responsible for mass killings near the US border.

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20 January 2011

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is visiting the US, is commander in chief of Sri Lanka's armed forces, which face allegations of war crimes, enforced disappearances, and torture.

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16 December 2010

An Italian court has increased rendition sentences for American CIA agents but is still shielding high-ranking Italian officials from trial under a 'state secrets' doctrine.

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24 September 2010

Protesters opposing an irrigation project could be at risk after the President approved a new law allowing the use of the military during civil unrest.

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11 June 2010

The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International has said.

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29 April 2010

All presidential candidates urged to send out a clear message that, if elected, they will put an end to many decades of abuses and impunity.

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04 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged the Guyanese authorities to charge police officers involved in the torture and ill-treatment of three individuals who were detained in relation to a murder investigation.
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22 May 2009
US President Barack Obama has restated his commitment to closing the Guantánamo detention facility and to ending the use of the so-called "enhanced inter
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17 April 2009
Four previously secret memorandums released by the new US administration give an insight into how its predecessor lost its legal and moral compass in turning to tort
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07 April 2009
Alberto Fujimori, the former President of Peru, has been convicted of a series of human rights violations.
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