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

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11 February 2010
A Beijing court has rejected the well-known scholar's appeal against his 11 year prison sentence for "inciting subversion of state power".
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09 February 2010
Retired General Sarath Fonseka will reportedly face a military Court Martial on charges that he revealed military secrets and plotted the assassination of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
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09 February 2010
Tan Zuoren was convicted for criticizing the Chinese Communist Party and the government in his online articles and diaries about the handling of 1989's Tiananmen crackdown.
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01 February 2010
Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan government to end its crackdown on journalists, political activists and human rights defenders following last week’s presidential election.
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29 January 2010
Amnesty International has urged the Malaysian authorities to drop politically motivated criminal charges of sodomy against Anwar Ibrahim, the country’s opposition leader.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International has again urged the Chinese authorities to end censorship of the internet after online firm Google raised concern about the hacking of activists' email accounts.
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12 January 2010
JS Tissainayagam was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on terrorism charges last year, after criticizing the government.
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07 January 2010
Amnesty International has urged the Chinese authorities to release a Tibetan documentary filmmaker who has been jailed for six years for 'subversion'.
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23 December 2009
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22 December 2009
Charged with 'inciting subversion of state power', the scholar is one of hundreds of signatories of Charter 08, a proposal for political reform in China.
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07 December 2009
Former prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei spent over two years in a Chinese Re-education through Labour (RTL) camp until his release in July 2008.
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24 November 2009
In October, the Myanmar authorities arrested at least 10 political activists and journalists for trying to help survivors of Cyclone Nargis. Their whereabouts is unknown.
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23 November 2009
Huang Qi has been sentenced to three years in prison for his work on behalf of families of five primary school pupils who died when school buildings collapsed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
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13 November 2009
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30 October 2009
Hairat Niyaz has been detained since 1 October. He is thought at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Family and friends believe his detention is due to comments he made about the recent unrest.
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30 September 2009
The government's increased surveillance, harassment and imprisonment of activists is to prevent them from raising human rights concerns that challenge the authorities' image of social harmony.
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24 September 2009
A detainee was seriously injured and had to be hospitalized as a clash broke out between the Sri Lankan Army and detainees being held at a school in Vavuniya in north-eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
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21 September 2009
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18 September 2009
Dolkun Isa had been held at Incheon International airport in Seoul for two days after being denied entry to South Korea.
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