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

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14 December 2012

Prosecutors must not rest until those who ordered Anna Politkovskaya's murder are brought to justice.

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07 December 2012

A Turkish court has acquitted four men on trial for their participation in a protest in support of a conscientious objector.

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07 December 2012

Art work conceived by Art for Amnesty and supported by musicians such as Bono and Sting to be unveiled at Prague's recently renamed Václav Havel Airport.

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26 November 2012

A leading Belarusian human rights NGO had its office confiscated in the capital Minsk on Monday.

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23 November 2012

Tajikistan has ordered one NGO to be shut down in what appears to be a politically motivated case, while two other NGOs are also facing immediate sanctions.

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25 October 2012

In countries across Europe, excessive use of force by police against protesters goes uninvestigated and unpunished.

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05 October 2012

Top-selling artists Rihanna and Shakira should bear in mind the human rights abuses being inflicted on the people of Azerbaijan before they perform there.

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02 October 2012

Two prison guards and a prison director have been given life in prison for torturing political activist Engin Çeber to death in a Turkish prison in October 2008.

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01 October 2012

Another Azerbaijani youth activist has been detained as part of a post-Eurovision crackdown on dissent.

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27 September 2012

The Swedish authorities should issue assurances to the UK and to Julian Assange that he will not be extradited to the USA.

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24 September 2012

Almost four years to the day since Turkish activist Engin Çeber died in custody, a court will rule whether police and prison guards had a role in the torture that allegedly killed him.

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21 September 2012

Tens of thousands of Amnesty International activists worldwide urge the authorities to stop forced evictions and segregation.

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20 September 2012

Belarusian authorities are attempting to suppress opposition voices ahead of upcoming elections.

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10 September 2012

Urgent changes are needed to Moldovan laws to combat high levels of discrimination faced by minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) people, the disabled and HIV-positive people.

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17 August 2012

A Russian court's decision today to jail members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country.

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24 July 2012

A Belarus photographer faces seven years in prison after posting pictures of a pro-free speech stunt involving teddy bears

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14 July 2012

Authorities urged to end impunity for the murder of human rights activists in the North Caucasus, three years after the killing of Natalia Estemirova.

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13 July 2012

A bill that could stifle critical voices in Russia by restricting the independence of NGOs has been approved by the Duma.

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28 June 2012

Deep-seated discrimination against Bulgaria's LGBT community means anti-gay hate crimes go unpunished.

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26 June 2012

The release of nine Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience is a smokescreen to mask an ongoing crackdown on free expression in the country.

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