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

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18 November 2014
The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said.  »
23 February 2012

Bombings by Malian government forces in the north of the country are killing civilians in violation of international humanitarian law.

23 February 2012

A recent surge in military operations in Somalia increases civilians’ vulnerability to attacks and displacement.

16 February 2012

Malawi's former Attorney General, who is critical of the current government, has been returned to prison despite a court order to release him on bail.

16 February 2012

The UN Security Council broke months of silence this week on Sudan's conflicts in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

16 February 2012

Fighting in northern Mali has left dozens dead and caused thousands of refugees to flee to neighbouring countries.

14 February 2012

A workshop run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists has been raided by Uganda's ethics minister.

13 February 2012

Talks are under way at the UN to agree a comprehensive treaty to regulate the global arms trade, due to be finalized later this year.

08 February 2012

A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.

07 February 2012

Chadian authorities forcibly evicted more than 670 people from their homes to make way for a hotel in the capital N'Djamena.

07 February 2012

Uganda's Parliament is urged to scrap the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill that has been re-introduced.

01 February 2012

At least one man was killed on Tuesday when a police car ploughed into a group of anti-Wade protesters in Place de l’Obélisque in the capital, Dakar.

31 January 2012

Authorities urged stop the ill-treatment of about 60 Somalis and six Eritreans who had been on hunger strike in protest against their illegal detention.

30 January 2012

The international community must call on the Somali authorities to end impunity after the latest killing of a reporter in Mogadishu.

30 January 2012

One young male protester and an elderly female bystander were shot dead when the gendarmerie opened fire on a crowd.

19 January 2012

A court in Ethiopia has found four government critics and a former opposition supporter guilty of terrorism charges.

18 January 2012

Amnesty International considers four men jailed for distributing anti-government T-shirts in the the Gambia to be prisoners of conscience.

04 January 2012

Mass demonstrations over fuel price rises continue in Nigeria after the killing of at least one protester.

23 December 2011

A Dutch court has upheld a guilty verdict against multinational company Trafigura for the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Cote d'Ivoire.

23 December 2011

A Dutch court has upheld a guilty verdict against Trafigura for illegally exporting toxic waste to Cote d'Ivoire.

21 December 2011

Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were found guilty of ‘Supporting Terrorism’ and ‘Violation of the Territorial or Political Sovereignty’ of Ethiopia.

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