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

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14 November 2011

Almost 3,000 Chinese villagers have reportedly signed a petition calling for the release of a Falun Gong practictioner who may have been tortured.

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09 November 2011

The demonstrators were protesting the trial and mistreatment of two local Falun Gong broadcasters.

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07 November 2011

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the Chinese government to stop human rights abuses in Tibet.

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01 November 2011

Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.

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10 October 2011

One protester has been killed and several injured in clashes with police at a US-owned mine in eastern Indonesia.

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05 October 2011

A year after he was awarded the Nobel peace prize, activist Liu Xiabo continues to be held incommunicado, while his wife is under house arrest.

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16 September 2011

Prime Minister Najib Razak plans to repeal the Internal Security Act, which allows the authorities to detain people indefinitely without charge or trial.

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09 September 2011

Wang Lihong has been sentenced to nine months in prison in connection with her support for bloggers.

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12 August 2011

Amnesty International calls for release of 56-year-old activist detained after organizing a demonstration in support of bloggers.

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10 August 2011

A French-Vietnamese blogger who has spoken out about environmental issues, has been sentenced to three years in prison on national security charges.

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10 August 2011

At least three people were killed when police fired on 500 farmers gathered to protest a pipeline bringing water to an industrial township.

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29 July 2011

The activists, known as the E06, were arrested in relation to an electoral reform rally and held without charge for a month

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26 July 2011

Prominent human rights activist Father Nguyen Van Ly has been re-arrested in Viet Nam while on parole to treat serious health problems.

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11 July 2011

Malaysia's Prime Minister should be told during his UK visit this week that Saturday's violence against peaceful protesters was unacceptable.

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09 July 2011

The Malaysian authorities must immediately release hundreds of protesters arrested for taking part in a peaceful pro-reform rally in Kuala Lumpur.

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04 July 2011

Two years on from riots and mass arrests in Xinjiang, the Chinese authorities continue to silence those speaking out on abuses

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30 June 2011

China's efforts to control and suppress human rights lawyers have intensified recently, according to a new Amnesty International report.

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30 June 2011

More than 100 have been arrested or questioned ahead of a reform rally, with 30 now accused of "waging war against the king."

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25 June 2011

Trio who had been subjected to enforced disappearance along with the Chinese artist released, but other dissidents remain in detention.

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22 June 2011

The artist's release on bail must not diminish the international outcry about other activists detained during this year’s ‘Jasmine’ crackdown

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