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

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20 March 2012

Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.

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16 March 2012

Amnesty International has submitted a report to the Spanish government outlining the key human rights challenges that the country faces.

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06 March 2012

Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.

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02 March 2012

In Moldova, four local councils have moved to ban demonstrations by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

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27 February 2012

The well-known Spanish investigating judge Baltasar Garzón has been cleared of charges of abuse of power, but crimes remain unpunished.

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20 January 2012

Moscow court closes criminal proceedings against Oleg Orlov, head of Russian human rights organization Memorial.

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16 January 2012

The authorities ignore calls to address state officials' alleged involvement in the killing of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink.

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21 December 2011

Havel led the human rights movement Charter 77, was repeatedly jailed, and adopted by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience.

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07 December 2011

Since demonstrations started, there have been numerous reports of beatings of peaceful protesters by the police and denial of medical treatment.

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29 November 2011

Azerbaijan's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of activist Jabbar Savalan on politically motivated charges.

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24 November 2011

Ales Bialiatski, head of the rights NGO Viasna, was sentenced to four and a half years for financial crimes after assisting detained activists

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18 November 2011

A homophobic law proposed in Russia's second city would threaten freedom of expression and fuel discrimination.

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17 November 2011

Belarusian authorities have repeatedly transferred prisoner of conscience Andrei Sannikau, apparently to intimidate him.

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16 November 2011

In recent months Azerbaijani authorities have stepped up intimidation and arrests of protesters and representatives of NGOs and independent media.

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03 November 2011

A Belarus human rights activist faces up to seven years in jail on 'politically motivated' charges of tax evasion.

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13 October 2011

Five years after investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered, attacks on journalists are still commonplace in Russia.

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03 October 2011

Three leading Azerbaijani opposition activists have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for organizing peaceful protests.

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24 August 2011

A senior Russian police official has been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of the journalist and human rights defender.

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12 August 2011

An Azerbaijani human rights activist who spoke out against illegal house demolitions has had her office razed to the ground.

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11 August 2011

Ales Bialiatski, head of the Human Rights Centre Viasna is believed to have been detained for carrying out his human rights work.

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