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

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28 October 2009
Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in the Indonesian province of West Papua, has received six anonymous SMS messages warning him that he will be killed if he leaves his home.
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20 October 2009
The Afghan government and its international supporters must immediately set out a clear and effective plan to ensure a credible second round of presidential election voting.
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07 October 2009
Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.
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30 September 2009
The government's increased surveillance, harassment and imprisonment of activists is to prevent them from raising human rights concerns that challenge the authorities' image of social harmony.
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18 September 2009
Dolkun Isa had been held at Incheon International airport in Seoul for two days after being denied entry to South Korea.
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17 September 2009
Dolkun Isa is being held by the South Korean authorities. If he is deported to China he would be at risk of arbitrary detention, unfair trial, torture and other ill-treatment and possibly the death penalty.
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01 September 2009
JS Tissainayagam was convicted of writing and publishing articles that criticized the government's treatment of Sri Lankan Tamil civilians affected by the war.
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19 August 2009
On the eve of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, Amnesty International has called on the Afghan government to reverse its ban on national and international media from reporting on cases of violence and insecurity occurring during Thursday’s election.
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19 August 2009
A tireless campaigner against the death penalty and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Kim Dae-jung leaves a legacy of commitment to human rights and democracy.
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14 August 2009
Attacks on journalists, intimidation and restrictions on reporting threaten freedom of expression in Sri Lanka and jeopardize the safety and dignity of civilians displaced by war.
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12 August 2009
Journalists in Afghanistan face increasing threats and attacks from both government officials and the Taleban in the run-up to the presidential elections on 20 August.
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11 August 2009
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader has been sentenced to a further 18 months’ house arrest. She has been detained for over 13 of the past 20 years, mostly under house arrest.
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15 July 2009
Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has had his professional license revoked by the Justice Bureau of Beijing Municipality.
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07 July 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to fully account for the deaths and for the 1,434 people who were detained in connection with the protests
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03 July 2009
A Delhi high court has decided to decriminalize homosexuality. The ruling overturns a 19th century British colonial law.
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16 June 2009
Public security police arrested a prominent human rights lawyer in Viet Nam on Saturday for "colluding with domestic and foreign reactionaries to sabotage the V
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09 June 2009
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who work for California-based Internet broadcaster Current TV, were both convicted of an unspecified “grave crime” against the nat
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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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