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

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06 August 2014

Ukrainian MP and former presidential candidate Oleg Lyashko has been “detaining” – in effect abducting – and ill-treating individuals across eastern Ukraine with total impunity. 

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06 August 2014

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s eight years in power have seen ongoing serious human rights violations fuel a climate of fear that must be brought to an end.

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06 August 2014

Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas in Tripoli and Benghazi, where clashes in recent weeks have evolved into two separate armed conflicts, amount to war crimes.

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06 August 2014

Those suspected of involvement in crimes under international law must not be given a seat in the Central African Republic government. 

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05 August 2014

Gruesome video footage, images and testimonies gathered by Amnesty International provide fresh evidence of war crimes, including extrajudicial executions, as the fight by Nigeria's military against Boko Haram and other armed groups intensifies. 

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05 August 2014

Questions and answers on the gruesome footage and other evidence of war crimes in north-eastern Nigeria, which Amnesty International has made public. 

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05 August 2014

Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians are trapped without basic necessities or vital supplies in the Sinjar Mountain area, while hundreds more are missing.

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04 August 2014

The Dow Chemical Company must stop dodging its responsibility towards the survivors of the Bhopal disaster.

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04 August 2014

Amnesty International is appealing to the US government to immediately halt the transfer of a US fuel shipment currently on its way to Israel for use by the Israeli military.

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01 August 2014

Governments across Europe and the European Union (EU) must swiftly sign and ratify the Istanbul Convention, a new continent-wide tool to prevent and combat violence against women and girls as well as domestic violence.

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01 August 2014

A sharp rise in arrests, prosecutions and imprisonment of independent journalists in Iran signals the authorities’ utter determination to crush hopes for increased freedom heralded by the election of President Hassan Rouhani.

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01 August 2014

South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS) should stop seizing and shutting down newspapers as well as harassing, intimidating and unlawfully detaining journalists, two leading human rights organizations said today in a joint report.

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01 August 2014

The striking-down of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act is a step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination in its tracks, said Amnesty International.

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01 August 2014

The UN Security Council, the Palestinian Authority and Israel must do everything within their power to enable the International Criminal Court to bring to justice those responsible for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the current and past Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. 

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01 August 2014

The reports that Edward Snowden has been living in Russia with precarious “temporary leave to remain” rather than under any formal asylum protection is further evidence he must be allowed to travel to and seek asylum in the country of his choice. 

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31 July 2014

The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, said Amnesty International, as it called for a total arms embargo on all parties to the conflict. 

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30 July 2014

A year after Chelsea Manning was convicted of leaking classified government material,  the US authorities should grant her clemency, release her immediately, and urgently investigate the potential human rights violations exposed by the leaks.

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30 July 2014

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ ruling that Guatemalan authorities failed to investigate the tragic murder of a teenage girl sends a strong message to governments around the world that failure to address violence against women will not be tolerated.

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30 July 2014

An attack overnight on the Jabaliya elementary school in Gaza, where more than 3,000 displaced civilians had sought refuge, is a possible war crime and should be independently investigated, said Amnesty International today. 

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30 July 2014

The persecution of human rights activists continues unabated in Azerbaijan, in spite of the obligations the country committed to as a member of Council of Europe and currently a chair of its decision making body, the Committee of Ministers, Amnesty International said today.   

 

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