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

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16 May 2012

2,000 Palestinian prisoners are ending a hunger strike after Israel has agreed to improve prison conditions.

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27 April 2012

Concern is growing for three human rights defenders being held at a military base near Damascus, amid reports they may be facing ongoing torture.

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23 April 2012

A Bahrain court has further postponed the appeals trial of prominent opposition activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for 75 days.

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19 April 2012

Libya's armed militias have been accused of widespread torture and more than a dozen deaths in custody since September 2011.

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18 April 2012

A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.

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17 April 2012

A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.

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17 April 2012

Anger is rife over administrative detention and prison conditions for Palestinians in Israel as a former hunger striker was due to be released.

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13 April 2012

The Saudi Arabian authorities must release a prominent human rights activist who is reported to have been on hunger strike for five weeks in protest at his continuing unfair imprisonment, Amnesty International said.

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10 April 2012

A Bahraini prisoner of conscience's health has seriously deteriorated while on hunger strike in prison after anti-government protests last year.

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03 April 2012

Some 13 school pupils have been beaten and verbally abused before being arrested by men in plain clothes in the town of Daraya.

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30 March 2012

A Palestinian detainee who is to be transferred to the Gaza Strip could be subject to a forcible deportation.

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23 March 2012

Palestinian detainee Hana Shalabi has been on hunger strike for almost 40 days in protest against her detention without charge.

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09 March 2012

A year after a planned "Day of Rage" demonstration in Riyadh, at least six men are languishing in jail for their involvement in the event.

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09 March 2012

The trial of an Egyptian military doctor accused of conducting forced “virginity tests” on a woman protester will show if female victims of violence by the army will receive any redress.

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06 March 2012

On International Women's Day, Amnesty International supports the courageous women fighting for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.

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05 March 2012

Iranian authorities are urged to overturn an 18-year jail sentenced for a prominent human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience.

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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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21 February 2012

Amnesty International has urged Israel to release Khader Adnan immediately to allow him to receive urgent medical treatment.

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16 February 2012

A group of 14 Syrian activists was arrested during a raid on Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expressionin Damascus.

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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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