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

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29 April 2009
The authorities in Zimbabwe have continued their persecution of two officials of the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party, the Movement for Democratic Change.
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23 April 2009
The Mauritanian authorities have violently cracked down on two peaceful demonstrations this month.
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20 April 2009
The last three political prisoners who were abducted by state agents in Zimbabwe in December 2008 were released on bail on Friday.
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17 April 2009
The inclusive government is failing to tackle the problems of continued imprisonment of political prisoners, enforced disappearances and tight restrictions on media.
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23 March 2009
Halifa Sallah is believed to have been arrested for articles he wrote criticising the use of witch doctors by the Gambian government.
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04 March 2009
Human rights workers Jestina Mukoko and Broderick Takawira have been released after three months in prison. Both were victims of enforced disappearance, unlawful arres
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20 January 2009
Questions and answers with Somali human rights activist, Zam Zam Adbullahi.
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16 January 2009
A Sudanese opposition leader has been arrested after calling on Sudan's president to present himself to the International Criminal Court.
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06 January 2009
A worker with the United Nations World Food Programme was killed by unidentified gunmen in southern Somalia, highlights the dangerous environment in which journalists
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10 December 2008
Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwe authorities to cease the persecution of human rights activists after five people were abducted in less than a week by
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06 November 2008
The leaders of Zimbabwean activist movement, Women of Zimbabwe Arise, have been released on bail after three weeks in detention.
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20 October 2008
The leaders of Women of Zimbabwe Arise were arrested after leading a peaceful protest of about 200 activists demanding immediate access to food aid in Zimbabwe.
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23 September 2008
The political crisis in Zimbabwe has been characterised by a series of politically-motivated violations of civil, political, social and economic rights against real
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15 August 2008
Nearly 80 organisations, including a number of Amnesty International's African sections, have come together to show solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe.
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27 June 2008
Voting in Zimbabwe on Friday has been marked by a campaign of state violence and intimidation in the run up to the presidential election.
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03 June 2008
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18 April 2008
Zimbabweans had little to celebrate on Friday 18 April, the 28th anniversary of their country's independence.
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10 April 2008
Opposition parties in Zimbabwe have complained of violence against people perceived to be their supporters.
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31 March 2008
Two human rights activists have been released from prison in Ethiopia having been detained since November 2005.
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26 March 2008
Opposition groups in Zimbabwe are suffering harassment, intimidation and discrimination in the run-up to national elections on 29 March.
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