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

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24 January 2014

Maldives must immediately put a stop to any plans to resume executions for the first time in 60 years.

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21 January 2014

Court commutes the death sentences of 15 prisoners and sets out guidelines to safeguard the rights of prisoners on death row and their families.

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12 December 2013

Today’s hanging of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah is a disgrace, and Bangladeshi authorities must now ensure that people are protected against reprisal attacks, said Amnesty International.

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26 November 2013

Afghanistan’s proposed reinstatement of atrocious punishments would mark a dangerous return to legalized state brutality, Amnesty International said today as it urged the authorities to reject such plans.

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18 November 2013

The execution of a Pakistani man in Indonesia on Sunday, carried out in secret, is a shocking and regressive step.

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14 November 2013

The reduction of a death sentence to life imprisonment for a convicted drug trafficker in Singapore must now be followed by continued reforms, Amnesty International said.

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05 November 2013

Today’s death sentences handed down by a Bangladeshi court to 152 people involved in a 2009 mutiny are a perversion of justice, Amnesty International said.

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17 October 2013

Okunishi Masaru, who has spent more than 40 years facing execution and is one of the oldest death row prisoners in the world, has had his seventh request for a retrial turned down.

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01 October 2013

The death sentence imposed against a Bangladeshi MP convicted of crimes against humanity is not the way to bring justice to the many victims of the country’s war of independence.

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17 September 2013

Bangladesh should immediately commute the death sentence of Abdul Quader Mollah, Amnesty International said after the Supreme Court increased his sentence from life imprisonment to death following an appeal by the government.

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13 September 2013

Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India.

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06 August 2013

The first execution in Viet Nam in more than 18 months is outrageous and puts hundreds of death row prisoners at risk.

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28 May 2013

New laws expanding death penalty signal intent to restart executions, following outcry over murders of women accused of 'sorcery'.

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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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16 May 2013

Three men are expected to be executed in Indonesia in what would be a major setback in the use of the death penalty, in a country that appeared to be moving away from the brutal practice.

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03 May 2013

The Maldives authorities must commute the death sentences of two teenagers who received capital punishment for a murder allegedly committed when they were under 18.

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02 May 2013

Pakistani authorities urged to protect Indian prisoners from violence after death row inmate dies following an attack in a Lahore jail.

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26 April 2013

The execution of two death row inmates in Japan shows a "chilling" escalation of death penalty use under the new Liberal Democratic government.

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19 April 2013

Taiwanese authorities executed six men on Friday night in an apparent about-turn from their earlier stated commitment to abolish the brutal practice.

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