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

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31 October 2013

Today’s arrest of 19 people involved in a peaceful protest against the demolition of a historical village in Malaysia shows once again how the country’s authorities are taking a hard line against human rights defenders.

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17 October 2013

Diplomats from Commonwealth countries meeting in London today must push Sri Lanka to end its continuing crackdown on human rights defenders.

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10 October 2013

Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpet.

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02 October 2013

Viet Nam must immediately release a prominent lawyer and human rights activist who was jailed on politically motivated charges today.

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04 September 2013

Fiji’s proposed new constitution falls far short of international standards of human rights law and is another step backwards in guaranteeing human rights protection for all.

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03 September 2013

Cambodian human rights defender Yorm Bopha, imprisoned on spurious grounds last year, must be released immediately, Amnesty International said ahead of the one-year anniversary of her arrest.

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12 August 2013

The arrest of a prominent Bangladeshi human rights defender over the weekend is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression.

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21 June 2013

Amnesty International has launched a new Chinese-language website containing research reports, articles and blog entries on the organization’s research and activism around the world.

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14 June 2013

There are growing fears about the fate of photographer Du Bin, who has not been heard from since security police reportedly detained him at his home in Beijing late last month.

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03 June 2013

The Cambodian authorities must release housing rights activist and prisoner of conscience Yorm Bopha who was jailed after an unfair trial.

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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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09 May 2013

A third activist died of gunshot wounds she received at a peaceful commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the handover of Papua to the Indonesian government.

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07 May 2013

The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately set up an independent and impartial investigation into police use of force after at least 44 people died in violent clashes between protesters and the police.

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01 May 2013

In Sri Lanka, a climate of intolerance and fear continues to sweep the island as the government’s stranglehold on the population grows ever tighter.

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30 April 2013

A new report explores how the Sri Lankan government is intensifying its crackdown on critics through threats, harassment, imprisonment and violent attacks.

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24 April 2013

The Chinese authorities must release the sister-in-law of a prominent human rights activist and end the ongoing harassment of his relatives living in Shandong Province.

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24 April 2013

The Pakistani authorities must investigate a wave of attacks and threats on political candidates and election workers ahead of general elections on 11 May.

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14 March 2013

A Cambodian court’s decision to overturn a two-decade prison sentence against a prominent journalist is a positive step for freedom of expression in the country.

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04 March 2013

A journalist in Cambodia is due to face an appeal tomorrow, after being sentenced to 20 years in prison on 1 October 2012 for anti-state offences.

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28 February 2013

450,000 people demanded China release the only imprisoned Nobel laureate in a campaign led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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