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

Regional News

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26 October 2009
Amnesty International has strongly condemned the killing of at least 155 people, mostly civilians, in twin suicide bomb attacks in Baghdad.
23 October 2009
Up to 68 people are said to have been arrested during a prayer service in support of activists detained following protests after June’s presidential election.
21 October 2009
Iranian-American academic Kian Tajbakhsh has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, for his alleged part in the protests following the June presidential election.
19 October 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to dismiss legal action against former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi.
15 October 2009
Amnesty International urges the Human Rights Council to call on Israel and the authorities in Gaza to immediately open investigations into alleged war crimes, possible crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international law reported during the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.
14 October 2009
Sami Ma'touq and Joni Suleiman were shot dead a year ago. The Syrian authorities have so far done very little to bring their killers to justice.
13 October 2009
Behnoud Shojaee, a 21-year-old Iranian, has been executed at Tehran's Evin Prison for a murder he was accused of having committed when he was 17.
09 October 2009
Amnesty International is urging the Iranian authorities to rescind the death sentence imposed on post-election protester Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani.
06 October 2009
Muhammad al-Maqalih was abducted by a group of men in an unmarked van. It is thought  he is being held because of his criticism of the government over the armed clashes in Sa'da.
05 October 2009
Amnesty International has welcomed a move by the Iranian authorities to postpone the execution of an Afghan national accused of commiting a murder while still a child.
03 October 2009
The Iranian authorities are planning to execute a man alleged to have killed when he was only 17 on Monday.
02 October 2009
The Iranian authorities banned a prominent human rights activist from leaving the country on Friday.
30 September 2009
The Israeli authorities must disclose details of the internal investigations they have carried out into the conduct of the Israeli armed forces, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
24 September 2009
Two Iranian refugees remain in detention in Turkey despite a European Court of Human Rights ruling on Tuesday should be released, according to Amnesty International.
21 September 2009
18 September 2009
Some seeking safe haven from the fighting between government troops and militants in the Sa'da region, are said to have been denied entry. Others have been forcibly returned to the conflict zone.
18 September 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.
16 September 2009
Muntadhar al-Zaidi has been released after nine months in prison for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush. He has said that he was tortured by Iraqi security services.
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