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.  »
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.

05 November 2010

Clemence Bakatuseka, who works on behalf of victims of sexual violence, says police demanded a 'protection fee' to help her after she was attacked by armed men at her home last month.

03 November 2010

Eight men and women, some of whom are thought to have been monitoring the human rights situation in Darfur, are said to have been detained by the security forces in Khartoum.

25 October 2010

Guinean authorities must investigate reports that police used excessive force to quell election protests, leaving one person dead, about 60 injured and more than 100 detained.

22 October 2010

Farai Maguwu was charged with "publishing or communicating false information prejudicial to the state" after he reportedly told a diamond trade monitor about abuses carried out in Marange.

06 October 2010

Birtukan Mideksa, head of the Unity for Democracy and Justice Party, was freed after serving 21 months of a life sentence.

01 October 2010

Governments cannot celebrate the UN World Habitat Day on 4 October while ignoring one billion people living in slums, Amnesty International said today.

01 October 2010

A UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a significant first step but concrete action is needed to bring perpetrators to justice.

30 September 2010

Authorities urged to halt pending evictions from a settlement on the outskirts of Harare for failure to pay prohibitively high lease renewal fees.

20 September 2010

Activists and medical workers in Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso tell Amnesty International that world leaders need to put human rights at the heart of efforts to combat maternal mortality in Africa…

20 September 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to release 83 activists arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the capital Harare on Monday.

16 September 2010

World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.

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