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

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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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08 November 2012

At least 14 people have been killed in connection with protests in the Eastern Province since last November.

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02 November 2012

Wa’ed Tamimi, 16-year-old son of Bassem Tamimi was arrested at a demonstration in the village of al-Nabi Saleh on Friday.

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01 November 2012

Nine women held in Tehran's Evin prison have started a hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment by prison guards.

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01 November 2012

Bassem Tamimi faces a further prison term for his involvement in non-violent protests against the encroachment of Israeli settlers onto Palestinian land.

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31 October 2012

Iran's judiciary and prison authorities should end mistreatment of prisoners of conscience, including prominent rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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30 October 2012

Announced today, the ban on all gatherings and rallies violates the right to freedom of expression and assembly.

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29 October 2012

A poet facing a secret trial in Qatar after being detained since last year is a possible prisoner of conscience.

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23 October 2012

Progress on human rights in Tunisia that followed the ousting of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is being rolled back by the current Tunisian Government.

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16 October 2012

The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and stop detaining peaceful protesters.

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19 September 2012

The UN Human Rights Council's review of the human rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless it is followed by concrete action. 

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11 September 2012

A string of recent court rulings in the Omani capital Muscat are crushing free speech in Oman.

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07 September 2012

Libya's new Congress and justice system struggle to break a legacy of systematic human rights violations.

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29 August 2012

Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.

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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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16 August 2012

Court finds Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, guilty of taking part in an “illegal gathering” among other charges.

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09 August 2012

Authorities urged to release 13 opposition activists serving prison sentences on charges relating to their participation in pro-reform protests.

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