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

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03 June 2009
The harassment of activists and lawyers continues and web sites like Hotmail and Twitter are shut down as censorship escalates.
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02 June 2009
Hundreds of civilians were killed and injured as a result of the crackdown and a number of people are still in prison for their involvement in the 1989 pro-democracy p
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01 June 2009
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention in Myanmar puts the human rights spotlight on a country that has denied both economic rights and freedom of expression to
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28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
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28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
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26 May 2009
Dr Binayak Sen, who spent two years in an Indian prison as a Prisoner of Conscience, was released on Tuesday after being granted bail by the Supreme Court.
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15 May 2009
The Pakistani military and Taleban insurgents should immediately allow tens of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of ferocious fighting to leave.
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14 May 2009
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces trial on Monday after an American man is alleged to have swum across the lake in front of her house and stayed there
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11 May 2009
The Malaysian authorities released three human rights activists from the Hindu Rights Action Force on Saturday 9 May. 
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03 May 2009
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
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30 April 2009
At least 65,000 people are now in need of assistance as fighting continues between government forces and the Taleban.
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30 April 2009
Chinese authorities have intensified the crackdown on human rights activists in the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.
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28 April 2009
The year-long trial of Indian human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen suffered another delay on Monday, further prolonging the doctor's unjust stay in jail.
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21 April 2009
The wife of imprisoned Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng was attacked and beaten early Sunday morning, as she tried to leave her home to visit grieving relative
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20 April 2009
The population lives in fear after draconian measures implemented by the regime. Elections have been deferred for five years and martial law has been declared.
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14 April 2009
The Chinese authorities have released a National Human Rights Action Plan that, in some areas, includes concrete targets for 2010.
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02 April 2009
A Chinese environmental activist and writer is currently detained on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power".
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25 March 2009
The suspensions appear to be part of an ongoing government led crackdown on an array of perceived opponents, just days before Najib Tun Razak is appointed Prime Minis
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25 March 2009
A South Korean television journalist and trade unionist has been held by police after he was arrested on the eve of a strike over wage disputes and government interf
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17 March 2009
Eight people have been charged with criticizing Malaysia's Sultan of Perak on the internet, as the authorities stepped up a crackdown on the country's bloggers.
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