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

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22 March 2013

All activists and writers held for insulting the ruler, IT crimes and taking part in unauthorized protests are said to have been released.

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15 March 2013

In advance of Egyptian women’s day, on 16 March, Amnesty International celebrates women’s contribution to the struggle for human rights.

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06 March 2013

The Upper House of parliament in Egypt prepares to debate laws that would severely restrict the work of independent civil society organizations and limit freedom of assembly.

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01 March 2013

Hundreds of people are detained in Saudi Arabia in the wake of a protest against the incarceration without charge or trial of their relatives.

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21 February 2013

New instructions from the Prime Minister indicate that no “local entity” is allowed to engage with “international entities” without permission.

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14 February 2013

Prisoners of conscience remain behind bars and activists continue to be jailed just for expressing their views, two years on from Bahrain's 2011 protests

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01 February 2013

All 24 facing charges relating to violence during the dismantling of a protest camp must be tried before a civilian court.

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25 January 2013

Iraq must immediately investigate the killings of protesters in Fallujah in accordance with international standards. 

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22 January 2013

Oussama Bouajila and Chahine Berrich from an anti-poverty street art group were charged after they were caught writing slogans in support of the poor.

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18 January 2013

Amnesty International has documented a series of cases of Sudanese activists living in Egypt who have faced harassment and attacks, reportedly at the hands of the Sudanese authorities.

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04 January 2013

Taher Belabès faces 'incitement' charges after a youth unemployment protest in the southern oil town of Ouargla.

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24 December 2012

An online activist in Saudi Arabia faces the death penalty over apostasy charges in a trial being used to stifle political and social debate.

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13 December 2012

Instead of delivering justice and an impartial investigation into a blogger's death in custody, Iranian authorities have been intimidating his family members.

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06 December 2012

Dozens of student activists kept behind bars in Iran, some since 2009, must be freed immediately and unconditionally to mark National Student Day. 

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06 December 2012

An Omani appeals court has upheld convictions against five men and a woman in what Amnesty International said is part of an ongoing assault on freedom of expression.

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30 November 2012

The men were convicted by a military court last year after participating in peaceful anti-government protests.

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29 November 2012

Some are beginning to talk of a second uprising, a “November revolution”.

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28 November 2012

Some 15 men are being held following their arrest in Riyadh during a peaceful protest at the continued detention and ill-treatment of relatives.

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21 November 2012

Bahrain is facing a stark choice between the rule of law, or sliding into a downward spiral of repression and instability.

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18 November 2012

Graffiti became increasingly popular after Egypt's “25 January Revolution” and colourful murals began to appear across Cairo, with Mohamed Mahmoud Street at the centre of the activity.

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