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

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26 July 2010

Following the conviction of prison camp commander Kaing Guek Eav for crimes against humanity, Amnesty International calls on court to redouble its efforts.

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08 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling for the release of three award-winning Tibetan environmental activist brothers, two of whom were recently given lengthy prison sentences within a week of each other.

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01 July 2010

The Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion carried out a violent attack on the house of Mirza Abbas, a leading Bangladesh National Party (BNP) politician and former mayor of Dhaka.

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11 June 2010

As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.

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27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

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17 May 2010

A failure to act has left victims with no access to justice, truth or reparations while hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans are displaced at the end of the decades-long conflict.

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30 April 2010

Many women human rights defenders in Shanghai have been targeted by the Chinese authorities for campaigning against forced evictions ahead of Expo 2010.

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22 April 2010

Authorities in southern China must not violate human rights in carrying out their reported plans to sterilize thousands of people in a drive to meet family planning targets.

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20 April 2010

The laws grant sweeping powers of detention, permit the use of secret prisons and encourage torture, enforced disappearances and other abuses.

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13 April 2010

If adopted, a vaguely worded draft decree will extend and deepen the already widespread censorship provided under the Public Emergency Regulations.

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08 April 2010

Nida Khyani, a female Provincial Council member, was left in critical condition after being attacked in a drive-by shooting in Pul-e-Khumri.

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29 March 2010

The 140 arrests are part of an announced crackdown on migrants, many of whom come from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal, who live and work in Malaysia without authorization.

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18 February 2010
Three Muslim women were caned at a prison near Kuala Lumpur after the Shariah court system had  convicted them of having extramarital sex.
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01 February 2010
Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan government to end its crackdown on journalists, political activists and human rights defenders following last week’s presidential election.
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26 January 2010
Human rights must not be compromised during reconciliation talks with the Taleban, Amnesty International said on the eve of a conference on deteriorating security conditions in the country.
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07 January 2010
Amnesty International has urged the Chinese authorities to release a Tibetan documentary filmmaker who has been jailed for six years for 'subversion'.
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23 December 2009
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14 December 2009
The Nepali government must ensure that Major Niranjan Basnet is arrested immediately and transferred to a civilian court for trial for torturing Maina Sunuwar to death.
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08 December 2009
The Nepali government must immediately pursue the arrest of an army major accused of torturing a 15-year-old girl to death.
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