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

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10 April 2012

Prominent Chinese housing activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin were jailed today on spurious charges.

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05 April 2012

Thailand is considering an amnesty law which could grant impunity for grave human rights violations.

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28 March 2012

Police beat and sexually harassed four women detained during an anti-government rally, according to testimony gathered by Amnesty International.

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08 March 2012

At least six people injured, some seriously, as combined forces of police and military attack around 300 demonstrators in the capital.

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01 March 2012

Pakistan's government has failed to protect religious minorities from systematic campaigns of violence and vilification.

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29 February 2012

Women in the Maldives describe how security forces violently suppressed their protest against the new president.

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10 February 2012

China has sentenced a veteran activist to seven years in prison for writing a poem urging people to support freedom.

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07 February 2012

The Maldivian president has resigned following a police mutiny after a group of police officers joined opposition-led protests.

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02 February 2012

Excessive force has been used on a number of occasions against peaceful demonstrations in Cambodia calling for land rights to be respected.

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01 February 2012

A South Korean activist faces up to seven years in prison after re-tweeting messages from North Korea's official Twitter account.

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24 January 2012

Chinese security forces in Sichuan Province have reportedly fired on Tibetan protestors for a second successive day.

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13 January 2012

The prisoner amnesty is the second this year and the fourth under Myanmar’s post-elections government.

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10 January 2012

A Maldivian blogger attacked and detained for organizing a peaceful demonstration has been released, while his attackers remain at large.

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04 January 2012

Pakistan urged to reform 'dangerous' blasphemy laws, one year after the assassination of a politician who criticized them.

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22 December 2011

Chen Wei is set to stand trial on 23 December on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” over essays he wrote that were critical of the Communist Party.

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19 December 2011

Kim Jong-il has left millions of North Koreans mired in poverty,  and hundreds of thousands of people detained in brutal prison camps.

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09 December 2011

One year after Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, he and other Chinese activists still languish in jail.

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28 November 2011

If enacted, the Peaceful Assembly Bill would effectively prohibit street protests and fine demonstrators who fail to comply.

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23 November 2011

Amphon Tangnoppaku, 61, was sentenced for sending four text messages deemed offensive to the Queen of Thailand

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23 November 2011

Eight Indonesian police officers involved in a violent crackdown in Papua that left three dead have only been given written warnings

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