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

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22 October 2013

Sedition charges must be dropped against three political opponents in The Gambia to make way for their immediate release, Amnesty International said, pointing to allegations the three men were tortured to “confess” on national TV.

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02 October 2013

Reports that Sudan’s security forces have arrested at least 800 activists, members of opposition parties, journalists, and others amid ongoing anti-government protests mark a shocking escalation of the crackdown on dissent.

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26 September 2013

The Sudanese security forces must immediately stop using arbitrary and unlawful force against protesters, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies and Amnesty International urged today, after confirming that at least 50 demonstrators were killed after being shot in the chest or head. 

 

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19 September 2013

Today’s acquittal of 21 human rights and opposition activists by Zimbabwe’s High Court leaves the authorities with serious questions to answer about police misconduct in the aftermath of a police officer’s murder.

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15 August 2013

The Government of South Africa must ensure that the Commission of Inquiry into the killings at Marikana does not fail to deliver fair access to justice.

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12 August 2013

New evidence from satellite images reveals the true extent of a forced eviction in Badia East, Lagos – one of Africa’s two megacities.

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08 August 2013

The Ethiopian government must end its use of repressive tactics against demonstrators, following initial reports of widespread arrests of Muslim protestors during this morning’s Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

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06 August 2013

Women activists in rural Zimbabwe tell Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence for refusing to reveal their vote to supporters of Robert Mugabe's party.

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05 August 2013

The Public Order Management Bill which is likely to be passed by Uganda’s parliament tomorrow represents a serious blow to open political debate in the country.

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12 July 2013

A new Amnesty International report details how police have conducted systematic raids on offices, arbitrarily arrested activists and seized equipment.

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05 June 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria  should not sign into law a draconian new bill that would formalize discrimination against LGBTI people and have wide-ranging effects on civil liberties in the country.

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30 May 2013

Amnesty International is teaming up with local human rights organizations across Africa to deliver human rights education workshops that are changing lives.

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23 May 2013

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.

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17 May 2013

On 17 May, to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Amnesty International supporters worldwide will take action to highlight the human rights situation of LGBTI people around the world.

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15 May 2013

At least nine activists who were trying to organize a peaceful demonstration in Equatorial Guinea were arrested as authorities are determined to clamp down on free speech ahead of up-coming elections.

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14 May 2013

A Gambian activist detained by the authorities after peacefully expressing his views has been released – but there is still no news about a journalist missing for seven years

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10 May 2013

A female lawyer in Sudan who was arrested on 4 May and whose whereabouts are still unknownis at risk of torture.

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09 May 2013

Scores of parliamentarians, journalists, army officers and civilians have been arrested in Chad since the beginning of the month and many are being held without charged.

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08 May 2013

The Zambian authorities must immediately release two young men who have been denied bail after being arrested on charges of having sex “against the order of nature”.

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06 March 2013

No one knows the global arms trade’s devastating effects more vividly than those who live and work on the front lines of armed conflict and in areas ravaged by small arms violence. 

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