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

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14 December 2009
The Nepali government must ensure that Major Niranjan Basnet is arrested immediately and transferred to a civilian court for trial for torturing Maina Sunuwar to death.
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08 December 2009
The Nepali government must immediately pursue the arrest of an army major accused of torturing a 15-year-old girl to death.
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07 December 2009
Former prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei spent over two years in a Chinese Re-education through Labour (RTL) camp until his release in July 2008.
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30 October 2009
Hairat Niyaz has been detained since 1 October. He is thought at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Family and friends believe his detention is due to comments he made about the recent unrest.
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20 October 2009
The Afghan government and its international supporters must immediately set out a clear and effective plan to ensure a credible second round of presidential election voting.
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07 October 2009
Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.
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29 September 2009
Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking alcohol in public. The sentence was upheld by the Shariah Court of Appeal in the State of Pahang.
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24 September 2009
A detainee was seriously injured and had to be hospitalized as a clash broke out between the Sri Lankan Army and detainees being held at a school in Vavuniya in north-eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
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21 September 2009
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17 September 2009
The new bylaw endorses stoning to death for adultery and caning for homosexuality. It also forbids alcohol consumption, gambling and intimacy between unmarried couples.
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15 September 2009
Amnesty International has repeated its call for Malaysia to stop using the penalty of caning altogether, after another person has been sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking alcohol.
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28 August 2009
Muslim Kartika Sari Devvi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking beer in public in December 2007. Postponed for Ramadan, her sentence is now under review by the Shariah Court of Appeal.
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25 August 2009
Photographic evidence obtained from detention centres in Malaysia by Amnesty International, show the harsh reality of this cruel form of punishment.
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24 August 2009

Authorities in Malaysia on Monday postponed the caning of a Muslim woman convicted of drinking alcohol in public, until the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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21 August 2009
Amnesty International calls for an end to caning as a form of punishment after a Muslim woman is sentenced to six lashes in Malaysia
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14 August 2009
Women who faced abuse and sexual slavery at the hand of the Japanese Imperial army during the Second World War, have now been waiting 64 years for an official apology and adequate reparations.
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10 July 2009
Mounting evidence, including a statement by former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, suggests that UK authorities expolited the torture of terrorism suspects by forei
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28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
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14 May 2009
The US administration moved on Thursday to block publication of photographs depicting abuse of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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