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

Regional News

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19 June 2009
19 June 2009
This morning’s speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, indicates the authorities’ readiness to launch violent crackdowns if people con
18 June 2009
In this editorial piece, Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan considers the consequences of Iran's 'stolen election', the government's abuse of human r
17 June 2009
Demonstrations against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed election victory have spread to all corners of the country.
15 June 2009
Thousands of demonstrators faced a violent response when they took to the streets in Iran on Saturday to protest against the announcement of the victory of incumbent
14 June 2009
The Iranian authorities must start an immediate investigation into the security forces’ violent handling of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets
12 June 2009

Both Libyan and Italian leaders urged to make human rights an integral part of migration control policies and to uphold the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, an

09 June 2009
The Iranian presidential elections are to be held this month on 12 June. The candidates are: the incumbent President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Mohsen Rezaei, a former co
08 June 2009
Five families in the West Bank hamlet of Hadidiya are under threat of immediate eviction.
05 June 2009
Iran's tenth presidential election on 12 June, will take place against a backdrop of discrimination, worsening repression of dissent and violent unrest.
04 June 2009
US President Barack Obama met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Thursday as he continued his trip to the Middle East.
03 June 2009
US President Barack Obama begins his trip to the Middle East with a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
01 June 2009
An "horrific" public execution and crucifixion of a man in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by Amnesty International.
01 June 2009
An "horrific" public execution and crucifixion of a man in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by Amnesty International.
28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
21 May 2009
A prominent Libyan political activist died in hospital in Jordan on Thursday following his release from detention in Libya just over two weeks ago.
15 May 2009
Armed security forces used tear gas and shot at the offices of the Aden-based Arabic daily al-Ayyam in Yemen on Wednesday.
14 May 2009
The US administration moved on Thursday to block publication of photographs depicting abuse of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.
12 May 2009
US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi was released from jail in Iran on Monday following international and domestic protests at her detention.
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