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

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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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07 September 2012

The Iranian authorities must halt all executions scheduled in the coming days, Amnesty International said,  amid reports up to 23 individuals may be at risk.

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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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29 August 2012

Enforced disappearances - a crime under international law - are still carried out in many countries around the world.

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15 August 2012

A Yemeni journalist has spent two years behind bars after alleging US use of cluster bombs in Yemen.

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09 August 2012

Authorities must investigate allegations that two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest at their administrative detention were ill-treated.

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09 August 2012

A Saudi Arabian cleric and outspoken critic of the Saudi government held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognizably criminal offence or released, Amnesty International has said.

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07 August 2012

A death sentence looms for Saeed Sedeghi, an Iranian shop worker who was tried unfairly on drugs-related charges.

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01 August 2012

A new Amnesty International report says the assault by state forces on Aleppo is the culmination of months of a brutal crackdown on dissident voices.

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01 August 2012

Armed militiamen in Libya must immediately and unconditionally release seven Iranian Red Crescent members abducted in Benghazi.

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31 July 2012

At least 35 activists are believed to have been detained since 16 July and are thought to be at risk of torture.

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30 July 2012

Court sentences 70-year-old Ramze Shihab Amhed to 15 years in prison after 'grossly unfair' trial that relied on 'torture' evidence.

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23 July 2012

Amnesty International urges Bahrain to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of appeals in prominent cases.

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13 July 2012

Authorities urged to allow the community of stateless individuals known as Bidun to exercise their rights in line with international standards

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26 June 2012

Syrian government forces have been brutally targeting medical workers amid the ongoing crackdown on protesters in Aleppo.

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25 June 2012

Tunisia has extradited al-Gaddafi's former prime minister to Libya, putting him at risk of torture, unfair trial and extrajudicial execution.

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25 June 2012

Families and followers of Syrian dissidents are frequently attacked and detained in an attempt to crush any opposition to the regime.

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14 June 2012

Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of nine health professionals tried for their role in anti-government protests last year.

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13 June 2012

Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal is due to rule on the appeal of 20 health professionals charged in relation to last year's protests.

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07 June 2012

Hisham Anour Ben Khayal categorically denies accusations he purposefully withheld medical treatment from an pro-Gaddafi fighter who died from a gunshot wound last year.

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