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

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08 February 2012

Two activists in Panama have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Ngäbe-Buglé people during anti-mining protests.

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06 February 2012

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has been barred from leaving Cuba 19 times in the last four years.

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20 January 2012

A Cuban prisoner of conscience has died on hunger strike, highlighting the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent.

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22 November 2011

Brazil's authorities must address indigenous land claims to prevent future violent attacks on indigenous communities.

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11 October 2011

A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.

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02 September 2011

One woman describes how her daughters' killings led her to advocate for better protection from domestic violence in the USA.

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22 August 2011

The "Ladies in White," an unofficial network of women protesters in Cuba, face ongoing intimidation from the authorities.

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27 May 2011

The killing of a prominent Guatemalan trade unionist has raised fears for the safety of workers rights activists in the country.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

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23 March 2011

Authorities urged not to force activists into exile after José Ferrer and Félix Navarro, the final two from a group of 75 detained in March 2003, were freed.

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17 March 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to two prominent women activists forced to flee their homes after receiving death threats for their human rights work.

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16 March 2011

Cuba is still stifling freedom of expression despite high profile prisoner releases, continuing to harass, arrest and intimidate hundreds of activists.

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11 March 2011

Activist Néstor Rodríguez Lobaina was detained for his human rights work three months ago and is set to face trial at the end of March.

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25 February 2011

Authorities urged to investigate the killings and to protect the rest of the indigenous Quebrada Seca community in the east of the country.

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25 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.

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22 February 2011

Amnesty International has urged Cuban authorities to end the harassment of relatives of a human rights activist who died during a hunger strike last year.

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10 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to investigate the whereabouts of three relatives of a murdered human rights activist who were abducted this week.

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07 February 2011

Ten prisoners of conscience remain detained by the authorities after Guido Sigler Amaya was freed on Friday.

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09 December 2010

Amnesty International, NGOs Photovoice and Tierra Viva, backed the project that enables the Yakye Axa and the Sawhoyamaxa communities to take photographs that reflect their struggle.

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