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

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18 July 2014

Singapore has taken a reprehensible U-turn by executing the first two prisoners since 2011, Amnesty International and the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) said today.

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26 June 2014

The Japanese authorities’ determination to continue with secret executions despite growing concern on the use of the death penalty in the country is a scar on the justice system

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30 April 2014

Brunei Darussalam’s shocking new Penal Code will take the country back to the dark ages when it comes to human rights.

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31 March 2014

A decision by Japanese prosecutors to appeal against a court ruling to grant a retrial to Hakamada Iwao - who has spent over 45 years on death row - will only add to the decades of psychological torture he has already endured.  

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13 March 2014

Malaysia’s authorities must immediately halt the execution of a Nigerian national suffering from mental health problems, convicted of a murder committed around 18 years ago. 

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07 February 2014

The Malaysian government’s move to halt an execution scheduled for today is positive but the lives of hundreds of others on death row are still at risk, Amnesty International said. 

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06 February 2014

Malaysian authorities must immediately halt plans to carry out yet another “secretive execution” this Friday, Amnesty International said. 

 

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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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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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21 January 2014

Court commutes the death sentences of 15 prisoners and sets out guidelines to safeguard the rights of prisoners on death row and their families.

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12 December 2013

Today’s hanging of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah is a disgrace, and Bangladeshi authorities must now ensure that people are protected against reprisal attacks, said Amnesty International.

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26 November 2013

Afghanistan’s proposed reinstatement of atrocious punishments would mark a dangerous return to legalized state brutality, Amnesty International said today as it urged the authorities to reject such plans.

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18 November 2013

The execution of a Pakistani man in Indonesia on Sunday, carried out in secret, is a shocking and regressive step.

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14 November 2013

The reduction of a death sentence to life imprisonment for a convicted drug trafficker in Singapore must now be followed by continued reforms, Amnesty International said.

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05 November 2013

Today’s death sentences handed down by a Bangladeshi court to 152 people involved in a 2009 mutiny are a perversion of justice, Amnesty International said.

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17 October 2013

Okunishi Masaru, who has spent more than 40 years facing execution and is one of the oldest death row prisoners in the world, has had his seventh request for a retrial turned down.

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01 October 2013

The death sentence imposed against a Bangladeshi MP convicted of crimes against humanity is not the way to bring justice to the many victims of the country’s war of independence.

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17 September 2013

Bangladesh should immediately commute the death sentence of Abdul Quader Mollah, Amnesty International said after the Supreme Court increased his sentence from life imprisonment to death following an appeal by the government.

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13 September 2013

Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India.

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06 August 2013

The first execution in Viet Nam in more than 18 months is outrageous and puts hundreds of death row prisoners at risk.

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