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

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12 November 2010

Lebanese national 'Ali Hussain Sibat will now be retried with a view to considering commutation of his sentence and deportation to Lebanon at the end of his sentence.

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11 November 2010

Kareem Amer, who was jailed for four years for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and Islam, is still being held despite being due for release last week.

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05 November 2010

Award-winning activist Muhannad al-Hassani, currently serving a three-year prison sentence, was severely beaten by his cellmate last month.

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20 October 2010

Sheikh Hassan Mchaymech has been held incommunicado since July when he was arrested while on his way to make the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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19 October 2010

Authorities urged to immediately release, or charge with a recognizable criminal offence, over 70 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group.

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13 October 2010

Authorities urged to allow political opposition and human rights activists arrested in an August crackdown prompt and regular access to their lawyers and family.

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27 September 2010

Student Tal al-Mallohi has been held incommunicado and without charge since she was arrested by State Security officials in December.

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24 September 2010

Journalist Emadeddin Baghi, who has been systematically targeted by the authorities for his human rights work, also has several other cases pending against him.

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27 August 2010

Abdallah Abu Rahma, head of the "Popular Committee Against the Wall" in the West Bank village of Bil'in, now faces imprisonment for exercising his right to freedom of expression.

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18 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities.

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17 August 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Syrian authorities to release or charge a Kurdish man who has been detained for almost two years.

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10 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority to 20 years in jail on a series of politically motivated charges.

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30 July 2010

Shane Michael Bauer, Joshua Felix Fattal and Sarah Emily Shourd were arrested by Iranian forces in the Iraq-Iran border area a year ago.

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28 July 2010

Amnesty International urges Iran to stop harassing human rights lawyers amid continuing uncertainty over the whereabouts of the defence counsel in a controversial stoning case.

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14 July 2010

Musaad Abu Fagr was detained without trial for almost three years over protests against the demolition of homes in the Sinai Peninsula.

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06 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Libyan authorities not to forcibly return around 200 Eritreans held in detention amid allegations that several prisoners were beaten by security officials after an escape attempt last week.

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05 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh.

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23 June 2010

Though released, Emadeddin Baghi now faces the additional charges of undertaking "propaganda against the state" and "colluding to commit acts against national security".

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23 June 2010

Muhannad al-Hassani was convicted of charges brought against him after he drew public attention to unfair trials of political prisoners before the Supreme State Security Court.

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18 June 2010

Authorities accused of subjecting Mordechai Vanunu, who has already spent 18 years in prison, to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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