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

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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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01 May 2009
During the Nepalese civil war between 1996 and 2006, Amnesty International documented the killing, enforced disappearance and torture of thousands of civilians.
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30 April 2009
Chinese authorities have intensified the crackdown on human rights activists in the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.
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23 April 2009
Condoleezza Rice approved the use of “water-boarding” in 2002 according to information released on Wednesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelli
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02 April 2009
A Chinese environmental activist and writer is currently detained on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power".
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27 March 2009
Four detained border guards have died in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.
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20 March 2009
At least six inmates have died this year, amid increasing reports of torture by police officers or bullying by fellow prisoners.
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10 March 2009
The Chinese authorities' failure to address the long-standing grievances of the Tibetan people, has fuelled protests that have continued over the past 12 months.
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05 January 2009
Two men wrongfully convicted of the murder of trade union leader Chea Vichea, have been released on bail after nearly five years in prison.
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23 December 2008
Two men convicted of the murder of a trade union activist after a seriously flawed criminal investigation and a grossly unfair trial will have their case heard by the
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