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

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10 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to investigate the whereabouts of three relatives of a murdered human rights activist who were abducted this week.

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07 February 2011

Ten prisoners of conscience remain detained by the authorities after Guido Sigler Amaya was freed on Friday.

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09 December 2010

Amnesty International, NGOs Photovoice and Tierra Viva, backed the project that enables the Yakye Axa and the Sawhoyamaxa communities to take photographs that reflect their struggle.

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18 November 2010

Carolina Rubio, who is more than eight months pregnant, is being held on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

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22 October 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Mexican authorities to investigate a deadly attack on members of an Indigenous Triqui community by an armed group with alleged links to the authorities.

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28 September 2010

Juan Almonte Herrera, a member of the Dominican Committee of Human Rights, has not been seen since last September when a group of armed men forced him into a car and drove away.

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24 September 2010

Protesters opposing an irrigation project could be at risk after the President approved a new law allowing the use of the military during civil unrest.

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16 September 2010

World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.

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31 August 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the release of a Mexican indigenous human rights activist who was imprisoned for over two years on a fabricated murder charge.

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17 August 2010

Reina Luisa Tamayo says she has been repeatedly harassed by the authorities and government supporters during the regular marches she carries out in her son's memory.

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09 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the Mexican authorities’ decision to pursue charges against human rights defender Raúl Hernández for a murder he did not commit..

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08 July 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Cuban government to immediately free all prisoners of conscience, after authorities said 52 prisoners will be released.

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24 June 2010

The release of a Cuban prisoner of conscience who spent almost a year in pre-trial detention at a maximum security prison after organizing protests critical of the government is long overdue

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22 June 2010

Cuban President Raúl Castro has been urged to release a prisoner of conscience set to face trial on spurious charges after he organised a protest against the authorities.

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11 June 2010

As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.

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07 June 2010

Two members of a previous convoy were killed last month, while trying to bring aid to the blockaded people of San Juan Copala in Oaxaca state.

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28 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Peruvian authorities to drop unsubstantiated charges against a prominent Indigenous leader, who was detained on his return to the country this week after almost a year in Nicaragua.

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27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

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21 May 2010

Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja, who have refused food for a week, are being detained for campaigning against high electricity prices.

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20 May 2010

The Colombian authorities must investigate the killing of a human rights defender who was campaigning against abuses committed by paramilitaries and the security forces in the north-western region of Sucre.

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