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

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12 December 2012

Millions are locked in perpetual lawlessness in Pakistan’s northwestern Tribal Areas, where human rights abuses committed by the Armed Forces and the Taliban are beyond the reach of justice.

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01 November 2012

The UN's Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka has highlighted Colombo’s continued denial of the human rights crisis in the country.

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25 October 2012

The Indonesian authorities must halt the excessive use of force at peaceful demonstrations after four pro-independence protesters were shot in Papua province.

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13 September 2012

Afghanistan’s Parliament must not appoint a new national intelligence director before investigating claims of his involvement in torture and other abuses.

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05 September 2012

Maldivian security forces have continued to commit serious human rights violations since the transfer of presidential power in February.

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19 July 2012

Six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, targeted attacks and other violations by security forces against minority Rohingyas and other Muslims have increased.

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18 July 2012

Justice for abuses suffered at the hands of US authorities remains a remote prospect for Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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27 April 2012

Fears have risen for blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who made a bold escape from illegal house arrest.

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25 April 2012

Despite a decade of supposed reform, Indonesian police officers continue to be implicated in shootings and beatings of peaceful individuals.

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12 April 2012

In North Korea, hundreds of thousands of people exist in prison camps out of sight of the rest of the world, where human rights protections are ignored.

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12 April 2012

The proposed new law allows for violations of human rights such as freedom from arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment.

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05 April 2012

US forces are set to transfer detainees from Bagram prison to the Afghan government, prompting fears that they may be at risk of torture.

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28 March 2012

Police beat and sexually harassed four women detained during an anti-government rally, according to testimony gathered by Amnesty International.

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08 March 2012

At least six people injured, some seriously, as combined forces of police and military attack around 300 demonstrators in the capital.

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28 February 2012

Border-crossers who are sent back are at grave risk of torture, forced labour, imprisonment in political prison camps and execution.

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14 February 2012

Some 21 North Koreans in China face expulsion to North Korea after being caught illegally in the country.

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19 December 2011

Kim Jong-il has left millions of North Koreans mired in poverty,  and hundreds of thousands of people detained in brutal prison camps.

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14 December 2011

Villagers in Wukan have been protesting what they say is the local government’s latest attempt to secretly sell off their farmland to developers.

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14 November 2011

Almost 3,000 Chinese villagers have reportedly signed a petition calling for the release of a Falun Gong practictioner who may have been tortured.

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