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

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28 February 2012

A Libyan militia has unlawfully detained two British journalists and their Libyan colleagues in Tripoli.

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17 February 2012

A shocking dispatch from the border with Syria reveals the extent and brutality of torture experienced by those arrested in the country.

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15 February 2012

A new Amnesty International report documents widespread abuses of suspected al-Gaddafi loyalists, carried out by Libyan militia groups.

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13 February 2012

A year after pro-reform protests began in Bahrain, the government is far from delivering human rights change.

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04 February 2012

Russia and China have again vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, the day after a military assault killed scores of civilians in Homs.

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30 January 2012

Two women working for Iraq's vice-president have been arrested and are being held incommunicado.

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26 January 2012

Amnesty International delegates in Libya have uncovered widespread torture and ill-treatment of suspected pro-al-Gaddafi fighters and loyalists.

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17 January 2012

Court says Jordanian cleric should not be deported but accepts UK's argument that 'diplomatic assurances' can mitigate the risk of torture.

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06 January 2012

An Arab League observer mission to Syria is due to report back on its preliminary findings on Sunday.

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06 January 2012

Police allegedly subjected 18 year old Hassan ‘Oun to beatings and threats of rape after his arrest in Manama this week.

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22 December 2011

In one of the deadliest weeks since pro-reform protests began, Syria is imposing the death penalty on anyone arming "terrorists".

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28 November 2011

A UN Commission of Inquiry's report has confirmed that Syrian security forces committed crimes against humanity in their crackdown on protesters.

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24 November 2011

By granting immunity, Yemen's power-transfer deal delivers a hammer blow to accountability for human rights violations.

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23 November 2011

The BICI report's recommendations must be used to lay the foundations of far-reaching rights reform in Bahrain.

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22 November 2011

Human rights violations at the hands of Egypt's interim military rulers in some cases exceed former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal record.

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21 November 2011

The BICI report's publication marks a key opportunity for Bahraini authorities to ensure justice for victims of abuses during this year's protests.

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15 November 2011

Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani has been released after serving six years as a prisoner of conscience.

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14 November 2011

The Arab League has voted in favour of suspending Syria's membership of the organization.

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22 October 2011

The UN Security Council's endorsement of a deal urging the Yemeni president to step down must not be interpreted as backing immunity.

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17 October 2011

Iran must acknowledge current and past human rights abuses during UN committee hearing.

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