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

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20 December 2010

Amnesty International renews its call on the Chinese authorities to release an ethnic Uighur prisoner of conscience jailed on separatism charges after his family reported that he is being tortured in a Xinjiang prison.

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15 December 2010

Prominent Inner Mongolian rights activist Hada, his wife and son have disappeared into detention in an unknown location.

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14 December 2010

Australia's new policy to transfer prisoners it holds in Afghanistan to Afghan and United States forces could put detainees at risk of torture and ill-treatment.

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10 December 2010

A profile of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner by China specialist Jean-Philippe Béja.

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10 December 2010

After attending the ceremony Amnesty International has welcomed the awarding of this year's prize to jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

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02 December 2010

An ailing Chinese AIDS activist is at risk of being detained indefinitely on trumped up charges due to a legal loophole.

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01 December 2010

Bai Dongping is held on the charge of "incitement to subvert state power" after he posted a photograph of the 1989 pro-democracy protests on the web.

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30 November 2010

Security forces use excessive force against demonstrators taking part in a national day-long strike.

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18 November 2010

Mushtag Ahmad Sheikh has been detained since his arrest in April for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests.

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17 November 2010

Online activist Cheng Jianping was sentenced after having retweeted a satirical suggestion that the Japanese Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo be attacked.

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13 November 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.

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05 November 2010

The Myanmar government’s attacks on the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association compromise the country’s first elections in 20 years, says Amnesty International.

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27 October 2010

Amnesty International condemns the nine and seven-year prison sentences given to three activists in Viet Nam for carrying out their legitimate work on labour rights.

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25 October 2010

US authorities urged to address human rights violations committed against Canadian national in spite of him pleading guilty to the charges against him at a Guantánamo military commission.

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14 October 2010

The new Bill, which will address many forms of torture routinely employed by Indian police and prison officials, is to be considered by the Select Committee of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.

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08 October 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Chinese authorities to release all prisoners of conscience detained in the country after imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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08 October 2010

Raymond Manalo recalls the horror of his enforced disappearance and torture at the hands of Philippines security forces.

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30 September 2010

The Emergency Decree and Internal Security Act grant authorities with extraordinary powers, which have often been abused to block the expression of peaceful dissenting views.

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29 September 2010

Eight men and two women convicted of 'gathering a crowd to disturb social order' following a Feb 2009 demonstration outside a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

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23 September 2010

On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the "Saffron Revolution", the authorities continue to hold over 2,200 people arrested for their peaceful activism.

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