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

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13 January 2012

One protester has been shot dead and several wounded in clashes with police during a pro-reform demonstration in Saudi Arabia.

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09 January 2012

Governments across the region were willing to deploy extreme violence in 2011 in an attempt to resist unprecedented calls for fundamental reform.

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09 January 2012

A leading Bahraini human rights defender describes how he was attacked by riot police during a peaceful protest.

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09 January 2012

The Yemeni parliament is set to vote on a controversial bill which grants President Saleh and his aides immunity from prosecution.

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06 January 2012

An Arab League observer mission to Syria is due to report back on its preliminary findings on Sunday.

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05 January 2012

An appeal court in Oman has upheld convictions against journalists and their source for "insulting" a government official.

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23 December 2011

Egypt’s military rulers urged to uphold the right to peaceful demonstration as women human rights activists stage more protests.

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22 December 2011

In one of the deadliest weeks since pro-reform protests began, Syria is imposing the death penalty on anyone arming "terrorists".

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20 December 2011

At least 11 people have been killed and hundreds injured during demonstrations since Friday 16 December.

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19 December 2011

Blogger and activist Zainab al-Khawaja's father and husband are both in prison in the aftermath of popular protests this year.

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01 December 2011

Saudi Arabian authorities have been using the fight against terrorism as a pretext to crack down on dissent.

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28 November 2011

A UN Commission of Inquiry's report has confirmed that Syrian security forces committed crimes against humanity in their crackdown on protesters.

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24 November 2011

By granting immunity, Yemen's power-transfer deal delivers a hammer blow to accountability for human rights violations.

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23 November 2011

Nine of the men had met to discuss setting up a human rights association, and had circulated a petition calling for political reform

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23 November 2011

The BICI report's recommendations must be used to lay the foundations of far-reaching rights reform in Bahrain.

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22 November 2011

Human rights violations at the hands of Egypt's interim military rulers in some cases exceed former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal record.

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21 November 2011

The BICI report's publication marks a key opportunity for Bahraini authorities to ensure justice for victims of abuses during this year's protests.

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21 November 2011

Renewed deadly clashes in and around Cairo's Tahrir Square the week before Egyptian elections is 'utterly unacceptable'.

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15 November 2011

Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani has been released after serving six years as a prisoner of conscience.

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14 November 2011

The Arab League has voted in favour of suspending Syria's membership of the organization.

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