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

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20 January 2015
Gambian authorities should either charge or release family members of people suspected to be involved in December’s alleged failed coup, and grant them immediate access to lawyers, Amnesty International said today. »
13 January 2011

Ahmed Haroun, the Governor of South Kordofan was given transport to a meeting despite being the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the ICC.

12 January 2011

Amnesty International warns that the population could be caught up between the fighting on both sides, after some of the worst clashes so far between armed civilians and the security forces.

07 January 2011

Amnesty International urges the governments of unity and of south Sudan to respect and protect human rights as the vote on southern independence takes place this weekend.

07 January 2011

Amnesty International is calling for the release of three anti-slavery activists who were jailed after exposing a case of two young girls allegedly forced to work as servants.

05 January 2011

Sudanese activists Ali Agab and Abdel Monim Elgak, who were forced to flee their homes for defending human rights, tell Amnesty International about the challenges they face and what keeps them positive about the future.

05 January 2011

Amnesty International today called on Côte d’Ivoire security forces  to stop their attacks on political opponents as new information was revealed about a deadly raid on political allies of Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of the presidential election.

04 January 2011

Ugandan human rights groups welcome a court ruling banning media from publishing the names of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people following a tabloid campaign targeting alleged homosexuals.

02 January 2011

Mediators appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must place the protection of human rights at the heart of their efforts to end the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International has said.

24 December 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the readiness of the Human Rights Council to respond to the human rights emergency in Côte d’Ivoire but regrets that the Council has missed the opportunity to prevent further serious human rights violations and abuses.

21 December 2010

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that abductions, disappearances and physical abuse are increasing as post-election violence escalates in Côte d’Ivoire.

17 December 2010

Charges have been dropped against Ellen Chademana, an employee at the NGO Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe.

17 December 2010

Eyewitnesses say people injured during yesterday’s mass protests in Abidjan were denied medical care amid threats from security forces.

16 December 2010

Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that at least ten unarmed protesters were killed yesterday in Abidjan during mass protests over the presidential elections.

16 December 2010

A former Gambian opposition leader who was the subject of an Amnesty International letter writing campaign has been released early.

06 December 2010

At least 20 people have been shot dead in violent incidents following the country's presidential elections.

02 December 2010

Eyewitnesses give accounts of the armed attack on the offices of presidential candidate Alassane Ouattara which left at least four dead and several wounded.

01 December 2010

The President of Sudan is wanted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role in the conflict in Darfur.

25 November 2010

Amnesty International today urged Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential candidates to calm their supporters and avoid inflammatory statements, amid outbursts of violence ahead of the country’s second round of presidential elections this Sunday.

18 November 2010

Several people have died and over 50 people have been arbitrarily detained as military and police use excessive force as part of a post-election crackdown.

05 November 2010

When a Ugandan tabloid published Frank Mugisha's personal details in October and called for him and other alleged homosexuals to be hanged for ‘recruiting children’ he knew there would be a struggle ahead - on the streets and in the courts.

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