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

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05 May 2010

Indigenous rights activist Alberta Cariño and Jyri Antero Jaakola from Finland were killed in an ambush by armed men in the Triqui area.

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30 April 2010

Judges ruled not to change the law, which says extrajudicial killings and acts of torture and rape committed by members of the former military regime were political acts.

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29 April 2010

All presidential candidates urged to send out a clear message that, if elected, they will put an end to many decades of abuses and impunity.

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29 April 2010

The authorities have been urged to take immediate action to protect media workers after an escalating series of attacks has led to six journalists being killed in less than eight weeks.

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28 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to investigate an attack on human rights observers in the state of Oaxaca, that reportedly left at least two people killed and several injured and missing.

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21 April 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of Reynaldo Bignone, who was found guilty of torture, murder and several kidnappings that occured during the 1970s.

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23 March 2010

The law protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country's armed conflict from 1980 to 1992.

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16 February 2010
Not seen since they were taken in December, the three are believed to be the latest victims of human rights abuses committed by troops deployed to combat the rise of organized crime.
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06 January 2010
Josefina Reyes, a campaigner against violence and human rights abuses by military officials, was killed near Ciudad Juarez on Sunday.
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05 January 2010
Ramiro Rivera and Dora Alicia Recinos Sorto were killed in December. They both opposed mining projects in the central Cabañas area.
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23 December 2009
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15 December 2009
Walter Trochez was shot in the chest by a drive-by gunman on Sunday night while walking home through the centre of Tegucigalpa.
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03 December 2009
Amnesty International's delegation has documented many cases of abuse including killings following excessive use of force, arbitrary arrests of demonstrators by security forces and indiscriminate, unnecessary use of tear gas.
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30 November 2009
Amnesty International said that it was deeply worried about the safety of victims of and witnesses to a shooting at a military blockade that took place in Tegucigalpa.
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13 November 2009
Brazilian and Paraguayan authorities must redouble their efforts to find an indigenous teacher who has been missing since 30 October.
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01 October 2009
The three men were part of a group of seven undocumented migrants from El Salvador and Ecuador who where shot at by Mexican security forces as they crossed into the state of Chiapas.
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18 September 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.
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03 September 2009
Chilean Judge Victor Montiglio issued the arrest warrants against the agents in relation to a number of security operations that targeted opponents of Augusto Pinochet during the 1970s.
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28 August 2009
Twelve people, including four children, all thought to be members of the same family, have been killed by unidentified gunmen. This is the third such killing in less than a year.
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14 August 2009
Santiago Omar Riveros, who ran a detention centre, was found guilty of torturing and beating to death a 15 year old boy. He is also accused of over 40 crimes against humanity involving victims of the era's so-called "disappeared".
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