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

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11 February 2014

The USA must charge or extradite a former Guatemalan soldier involved in a massacre in his home country, Amnesty International said.

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11 February 2014

The Pakistani authorities must immediately determine the whereabouts of an anti-drone activist who disappeared days before he was due to travel to Europe to give testimony before the European Parliament.

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11 February 2014

The Qatar 2022 workers’ welfare standards published today represent a positive, if partial, effort to prevent some of the worst abuses from taking place on World Cup projects.

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10 February 2014

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world came together to call for justice in Amnesty International’s most successful ever letter-writing campaign.

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10 February 2014

The authorities in California must introduce radical changes to the cruel conditions of the state’s solitary confinement units, said Amnesty International ahead of a key hearing.

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10 February 2014

Afghanistan’s new policy to help more than 600,000 internally displaced people, many of whom live on the brink of starvation and in cramped makeshift dwellings, is a milestone, said Amnesty International. 

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10 February 2014

Thousands of civil society activists, including Amnesty International supporters in the UK, Canada, Spain and Germany are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show their opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and call on President Museveni to veto it.  

 

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10 February 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said today. 

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07 February 2014

The Malaysian government’s move to halt an execution scheduled for today is positive but the lives of hundreds of others on death row are still at risk, Amnesty International said. 

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07 February 2014

The Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release three women arrested last November at a protest at Mansoura University, said Amnesty International.   

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06 February 2014

The failure of the Papua New Guinea authorities to bring the killers of a woman who was burned alive to justice, underlines their complete failure to address “sorcery” attacks.

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06 February 2014

Malaysian authorities must immediately halt plans to carry out yet another “secretive execution” this Friday, Amnesty International said. 

 

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05 February 2014

In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian environmental activist Igor Kharchenko became the country’s second new prisoner of conscience in the week leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics. 

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04 February 2014

European countries are violating the rights of people trying to change their legal gender by forcing them to undergo invasive surgery, hormone therapy and psychiatric testing before they can change their legal status.

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04 February 2014

As celebrations got underway for the third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising against the rule of Hosni Mubarak, security forces broke-up marches and rounded up hundreds of protesters and bystanders.

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04 February 2014

The re-arrest today of yet another environmental activist ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, as well as his brief detention along with five colleagues last night, are more evidence of growing efforts to clamp down on civil society ahead of the Games. 

 

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03 February 2014

A new counter-terrorism law in Saudi Arabia will entrench existing patterns of human rights violations and serve as a further tool to suppress peaceful political dissent, Amnesty International said after analysing the legislation. 

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03 February 2014

As the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes closer, harassment against civil society activists has intensified, Amnesty International said today after the arrest of an environmentalist for allegedly swearing in public. 

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31 January 2014

Dmitrii Bulatov, who disappeared eight days ago, says he was beaten, tortured, crucified and blindfolded for long periods of time.

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31 January 2014

A handcuffed Russian ballerina braved the freezing weather in Moscow yesterday as Amnesty International activists delivered 330,000 signatures urging President Putin to repeal repressive legislation in the country.

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