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

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01 December 2011

Saudi Arabian authorities have been using the fight against terrorism as a pretext to crack down on dissent.

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28 November 2011

A UN Commission of Inquiry's report has confirmed that Syrian security forces committed crimes against humanity in their crackdown on protesters.

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23 November 2011

The BICI report's recommendations must be used to lay the foundations of far-reaching rights reform in Bahrain.

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22 November 2011

Human rights violations at the hands of Egypt's interim military rulers in some cases exceed former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal record.

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21 November 2011

The BICI report's publication marks a key opportunity for Bahraini authorities to ensure justice for victims of abuses during this year's protests.

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14 November 2011

Alaa Abdel Fattah's detention has been extended by 15 days, raising fears he may face an unfair trial before a military court.

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04 November 2011

Alaa Abdel Fattah to serve the rest of his 15-day detention because of his criticism of a bloody crackdown on protesters by security forces this month.

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03 November 2011

The trial of activists accused of "publicly insulting" top officials in an internet forum found to have been grossly unfair.

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18 October 2011

More than 30 security officials dragged Bahraini teacher and activist Jalila al-Salman from her home early this morning.

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18 October 2011

After more than five years in captivity, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was released today in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

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17 October 2011

Iran must acknowledge current and past human rights abuses during UN committee hearing.

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14 October 2011

A Saudi Arabian human rights activist has been arrested and is at risk of torture and other human rights violations.

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13 October 2011

Maikel Nabil Sanad, a 26-year-old blogger, is due to face a second military trial over charges related to his writings.

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04 October 2011

Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad is at risk of dying on hunger strike in prison after a court delayed his appeal.

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29 September 2011

A video on Youtube shows Egyptian army and police officers beating and torturing detainees.

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27 September 2011

A military court in Bahrain is due to rule on the appeal of 14 opposition activists jailed for their alleged role in pro-reform protests.

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21 September 2011

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested while hiking in the Iraq-Iran border area in 2009 and recently sentenced to eight years for "espionage".

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13 September 2011

Human rights activists detained after pro-reform protests in Syria remain at great risk after nearly 100 recent deaths in custody.

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08 September 2011

The health workers are facing trial apparently over treating some of those injured during a recent government crackdown on pro-reform protests.

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07 September 2011

National Transitional Council urged to act after allegations that black Libyans were detained, threatened and beaten on suspicion of fighting for al-Gaddafi forces.

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