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

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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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29 January 2014

Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire must urgently investigate the unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks in Abidjan, which has forced many HIV workers to go into hiding.

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29 January 2014

A decision by a court in Lithuania that a Saudi Arabian national has a right to an investigation into his alleged torture in a secret CIA detention centre in the country is a breakthrough for justice.

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29 January 2014

The UK government’s decision to resettle some of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria should encourage wider action on resettlement, particularly from European and Gulf countries.

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29 January 2014

The Egyptian authorities must immediately drop the charges against three journalists from Al Jazeera English who were referred to trial today for allegedly providing assistance or belonging to a banned group engaged in terrorist activities

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28 January 2014

The African Union Heads of State meeting starting tomorrow must address the growing crisis in the Central African Republic.

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27 January 2014

Aquino administration urged to end routine torture after 44 detainees accuse at least ten police officers in Laguna province of torture and corruption. 

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27 January 2014

The Bahraini authorities must immediately investigate the death in custody of a 19-year-old boy who was shot in the head by security forces.

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26 January 2014

The jailing of prominent Chinese legal scholar and activist Xu Zhiyong is a travesty and he should be released immediately.

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24 January 2014

New evidence of the slaughter of women, children and the elderly gathered by Amnesty International underscores the extreme dangers faced by the Muslim minority in the CAR.

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24 January 2014

Maldives must immediately put a stop to any plans to resume executions for the first time in 60 years.

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24 January 2014

Pakistan must immediately and unconditionally release a man sentenced to death under the country’s blasphemy laws today.

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23 January 2014

The Egyptian authorities are using every resource at their disposal to quash dissent and trample on human rights, three years after the start of the “25 January Revolution”.

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23 January 2014

Vote by Parliament means that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18.

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23 January 2014

The adivasi woman was allegedly gang-raped on the orders of an unelected all-male village council as punishment for falling in love with a Muslim man.

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22 January 2014

The continued operation of the US detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is a prime example of the USA’s double standard on human rights.

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22 January 2014

Reports have emerged today of 12 secret executions carried out by the Iraqi authorities, bringing the number of prisoners put to death since Sunday to 38.

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22 January 2014

Situation in Kyiv increasingly volatile after four protesters are killed and the government says that police may start using live ammunition.

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22 January 2014

Writer and political commentator Jamal al-Hajji sentenced to eight months for remarks made about prominent political figures on television.

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