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

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28 December 2009
27 December 2009
One year on, no one has been held accountable for the war crimes and other grave violations of international law reported by a UN Fact Finding Mission.
23 December 2009
18 December 2009
Aminatou Haidar, a Sahrawi activist who has spent the past month on hunger strike, has returned home and been reunited with her children.
18 December 2009
Amnesty International has called for the release of an Iranian student leader whose arrest and detention have inspired men to cover their hair in an online solidarity photo campaign.
17 December 2009
Mosleh Zamani was hanged on Thursday morning, along with four other unidentified prisoners. He was sentenced to death in 2006 for allegedly raping his girlfriend when he was 17.
17 December 2009
Aminatou Haidar has been on hunger strike since 15 November after she was expelled from Western Sahara by the Moroccan authorities.
15 December 2009
Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi and two younger men, face up to 40 lashes and imprisonment for being in the company of members of the opposite sex who are not close relatives.
15 December 2009
The trial of five men accused of belonging to an unauthorized political party resumes at the Supreme State Security Court this week. The court does not operate in accordance with international standards of fair trial.
11 December 2009
Residents of Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, have been given a deadline of 15 December to leave or they will be removed and relocated elsewhere in Iraq.
10 December 2009
To mark World Human Rights Day, Amnesty International spoke to three women who put their lives on the line in defence of human rights.
10 December 2009
Lebanese national 'Ali Hussain Sibat and another unidentified man, could be executed at any time if their sentences are upheld by the appeal and Supreme Courts.
09 December 2009
Blog written for Amnesty International by Shaimaa, the wife of human rights defender Musaad Suliman Hassan Hussei.
09 December 2009

Tunisian nationals Adel Ben Mabrouk and Riadh Nasseri are suspected of having committed terrorism-related crimes in Italy prior to being held at the US detention centre.

08 December 2009
08 December 2009
Amnesty International has condemned an execution in Saudi Arabia that saw a 22-year-old man beheaded and then crucified.
08 December 2009
07 December 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces that saw scores of protesters beaten and detained during student-led demonstrations.
04 December 2009

A European Court of Human Rights’ judgement said that Kamel Daoudi’s expulsion would put him at risk of incommunicado detention and torture and would be a human rights violation.

04 December 2009
The prisoners, who include 17 women, are said to have had their death sentences ratified by the Presidential Council, the final step before executions are carried out.
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