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

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24 November 2009
The Tunisian authorities must immediately release a well known government critic, journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
24 November 2009
Amnesty International has made a renewed call for the humane treatment of all detainees, following reports that captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit may be released in a prisoner exchange.
19 November 2009
Amnesty International condemns the failure of Egypt's military appeals court to overturn sentences imposed on leading members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization after unfair trials.
18 November 2009
Two men have died in one week after they were allegedly beaten by police officers. Amnesty International has called for full and independent investigations into their deaths.
18 November 2009
Dr Ramin Pourandarjani had allegedly received threats to deter him from revealing the extent of abuse that had taken place at Kahrizak detention centre.
16 November 2009
Reports that the Iranian government plans to establish "cyber police" to fight "crimes" on the internet indicate they are intensifying their attack on freedom of expression.
13 November 2009
The Iranian authorities must halt the imminent execution of Sherko Moarefi, a Kurdish man convicted of "enmity against God" over his alleged membership of a proscribed Kurdish organization.
11 November 2009
Ehsan Fattahian was hanged in connection with his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.
10 November 2009
Ehsan Fattahian is to be executed on Wednesday, for his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men are also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.
06 November 2009
The vote adopting key recommendations of the report on the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel earlier this year, is vitally important for ensuring that those who committed war crimes will be held accountable, said Amnesty International.
06 November 2009
Amnesty International is aware of at least 137 people currently on death row in Saudi Arabia, of which 106 are foreign nationals. The true figures are believed to be much higher.
06 November 2009
Sixty-eight people held in connection with protests against unemployment and high living costs in the resource-rich Gafsa region have been released.
05 November 2009
US and Italian intelligence agents are convicted for their involvement in the abduction of Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr (better known as Abu Omar).
05 November 2009
Amnesty International has called for the release of a human rights activist who went on trial this week for making a video about pollution in Tunisia and posting it on Facebook.
05 November 2009
Amnesty International has strongly condemned the beheading of two Sri Lankan nationals and one Indian national in the city of Jeddah this week.
04 November 2009
Amnesty International believes that charges have been brought against Haytham al-Maleh simply because he exercised his right to freedom of expression.
03 November 2009
A longstanding travel ban on journalist Emadeddin Baghi, has prevented him from travelling to Switzerland to recieve his Martin Ennals prize in person.
03 November 2009
Judge Richard Goldstone's report on war crimes committed in Gaza and southern Israel is to be debated by the General Assembly this week. Amnesty International has urged the UN to grasp the opportunity to address accountability.
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