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

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19 January 2010
Human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed in Moscow a year ago. Those responsible have not been brought to justice.
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12 January 2010
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the use of these abusive and discriminatory powers is illegal.
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11 January 2010
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14 December 2009
Amnesty International has expressed concern that the Democratic Society Party has been closed and 37 of its members have been banned from politics for five years.
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11 December 2009
A European Court of Human Rights ruling has called for the release of Belarusian opposition activist and musician Igor Koktysh, detained in Ukraine since 2007, pending extradition to Belarus.
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09 December 2009
Blog written by Talib Yakubov, the father-in-law of prisoner of conscience Azam Farmonov.
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08 December 2009
The Russian authorities must stop persecuting human rights activists and instead channel their efforts into investigating those responsible for their murders.
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30 November 2009
Amnesty International said it deeply regrets the choice of Swiss voters to introduce a ban on the construction of minarets into the constitution. The ban takes immediate effect.
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27 November 2009
Blog by youth activist Alyaksei Bondar.
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27 November 2009
Blog by Belarusian youth activist Ales Charnyshou.
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27 November 2009
Blog by Belarusian youth activist Mikhail Kryvau.
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27 November 2009
Blog written for Amnesty International by Belarusian youth activist Tatyana Tishkevich.
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27 November 2009
Belarusian youth activists sentenced to 'restricted freedom' for attending a peaceful protest have told Amnesty International how they were targeted by the authorities.
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25 November 2009
A proposal initiated by members of two Swiss parties will ask Swiss voters if they wish to add the sentence "The construction of minarets is forbidden" to the Constitution.
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11 November 2009
Musician and activist Igor Koktysh has been detained for over two years for the peaceful expression of his beliefs. If forcibly returned to Belarus, he could face the death penalty.
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26 October 2009
Russian and Kabardino-Balkarian authorities must find and bring to justice those responsible for the murder of Maksharip Aushev, a leading civil society activist from Ingushetia.
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07 October 2009
A Moscow court has found in favour of the president's libel suit against human rights activist Oleg Orlov who accused him of "being responsible" for the murder of human rights worker Natalia Estemirova.
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09 September 2009
Any move by the Lithuanian parliament to criminalize the promotion of homosexuality would  violate the country's international obligations to uphold freedom of expression and fight discrimination.
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12 August 2009
Zarema Sadulayeva, head of the Russian charity, Let's Save the Children, is the latest human rights activist to be murdered in Chechnya.
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24 July 2009
Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev face up to five years in prison after organizing a Moscow art exhibition. Artists and writers have sent a letter expressing their co
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