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

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09 August 2012

A Saudi Arabian cleric and outspoken critic of the Saudi government held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognizably criminal offence or released, Amnesty International has said.

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01 August 2012

Armed militiamen in Libya must immediately and unconditionally release seven Iranian Red Crescent members abducted in Benghazi.

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31 July 2012

At least 35 activists are believed to have been detained since 16 July and are thought to be at risk of torture.

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30 July 2012

Court sentences 70-year-old Ramze Shihab Amhed to 15 years in prison after 'grossly unfair' trial that relied on 'torture' evidence.

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23 July 2012

Amnesty International urges Bahrain to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of appeals in prominent cases.

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18 July 2012

The UAE authorities must release activists and human rights defenders arrested amid an intensified crackdown.

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17 July 2012

More than 20 Omani activists face prison terms after being charged with offences linked to the exercise of their freedom of expression and assembly.

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16 July 2012

Forcing a stateless man born in the UAE to choose between indefinite detention there or exile in Thailand heralds a further decline in the UAE’s human rights situation.

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13 July 2012

Authorities urged to allow the community of stateless individuals known as Bidun to exercise their rights in line with international standards

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11 July 2012

Prominent human rights activist and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab receives three-month prison sentence on charges of libel.

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11 July 2012

Two men from the Misratah-based Tobakets TV and radio station were detained south of Tripoli by militias from Beni Walid.

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11 July 2012

Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand has been on hunger strike since 26 May in protest at being denied permission to visit his sick son in hospital.

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02 July 2012

The detention of four ICC staffers in Libya not only denied them their liberty and stopped their work, but it also undermined Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi's right to a fair trial.

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15 June 2012

A string of arrests of activists in the Oman constitutes an attack on freedom of expression and assembly.

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14 June 2012

Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of nine health professionals tried for their role in anti-government protests last year.

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14 June 2012

A hunger-striking Palestinian footballer detained by Israel is at risk of death if he does not receive specialized medical treatment from a civilian hospital.

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14 June 2012

The Justice Ministry's decision to extend the military's power to arrest and investigate civilians paves the way for fresh human rights violations.

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06 June 2012

A new Amnesty International report calls on Israel to stop using detention without charge or trial against activists from the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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02 June 2012

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity in the killing of protesters last year.

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29 May 2012

Despite the release on bail of a prominent Bahraini human rights defender, many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars.

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