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

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09 December 2014

Authorities in Russia must urgently investigate the burning down of at least five houses believed to belong to the relatives of 11 men accused of carrying out an armed attack in the Chechen capital, Grozny. 

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09 December 2014

Authorities in Russia must urgently investigate the burning down of at least five houses believed to belong to the relatives of 11 men accused of carrying out an armed attack in the Chechen capital, Grozny. 

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24 November 2014

Allegations that the UK government sanctioned the use of torture and ill-treatment in Northern Ireland in the 1970s should be re-examined by the European Court of Human Rights and subject to a new independent investigation.

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20 November 2014

UK authorities must launch a long-overdue criminal investigation into a British company’s role in one of the worst toxic waste dumping incidents of the last decade.

 

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06 November 2014

Legal policies which allow UK intelligence agencies to access confidential privileged communications between lawyers and clients were disclosed in court today in a claim brought by Amnesty International and a Libyan national.

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07 October 2014

Activists around the world will mark the eighth anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya on 7 October.

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24 July 2014

Poland is the first European Union member state to be found complicit in the USA’s rendition, secret detention, and torture of alleged terrorism suspects, Amnesty International said as it applauded two landmark human rights judgments handed down today.  

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17 June 2014

The European Union must do everything it can to ensure Serbia addresses the culture of impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, committed by Serbian police, military and paramilitary forces during the wars of the 1990s.

 

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12 June 2014

Turkey must drop all charges in a politically motivated trial of a group of peaceful activists charged with organizing “unlawful” protests that swept the country a year ago.

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10 June 2014

One year on from the Gezi Park protests, the government’s approach to demonstrations is as abusive as ever while impunity for police violence is rampant.

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02 June 2014

Prison doctors say human rights activist has hours to live following a 14-day dry hunger strike in protest at the 22-year sentence passed down after an unfair trial.

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09 April 2014

A new resource to arm lawyers, defendants and the judiciary with the tools to fight against unfair trials and injustice is published by Amnesty International today.

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26 February 2014

All those responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people killed during the anti-government protests in Ukraine must be brought to justice, said Amnesty International today. 

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24 February 2014

The apparently arbitrary arrest and detention of a further 234 peaceful protesters outside a Moscow court building today shows how the Russian authorities’ rampant violation of freedom of expression and assembly shows no sign of letting up, Amnesty International said. 

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21 February 2014

Today’s guilty verdict against defendants in the Bolotnaya Square protest trial is a hideous injustice, said Amnesty International.

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09 January 2014

The French government must not allow the extradition of Kazakhstani banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, Amnesty International said today, shortly after a French court ruled that he should be sent to Russia or Ukraine to face fraud charges.

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12 December 2013

A rundown of restrictions on human rights in Russia as the country marks the 20th anniversary of its post-Soviet Constitution.

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28 November 2013

A Russian court has for the first time ordered a non-governmental organization to register as a "foreign agent" under a sinister law that is being used to crush independent civil society in the country.

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30 October 2013

By granting “injured person” status to a torture survivor currently detained by the US military at Guantánamo Bay, the Polish authorities are a step closer to revealing the truth about the US-led secret detention and rendition programme in Poland.

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21 October 2013

Today’s European Court of Human Rights decision is a missed opportunity to ensure that the Russian state accepts responsibility for the murder of tens of thousands of Polish prisoners of war during the Second World War.

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