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

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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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17 August 2010

Reina Luisa Tamayo says she has been repeatedly harassed by the authorities and government supporters during the regular marches she carries out in her son's memory.

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16 August 2010

Amnesty International condemns the executions of two people for 'eloping', carried out in a Taleban-controlled village in the province of Kunduz.

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12 August 2010

Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman in which Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, awaiting execution by stoning for adultery, appears to implicate herself in the murder of her husband.

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12 August 2010

Omar Khadr is facing five "war crime" charges, including a murder charge for allegedly throwing a grenade that fatally wounded a US soldier.

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11 August 2010

Slovakia's new coalition government commits to taking measures to eliminate segregation in education on ethnic lines.

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11 August 2010

The two activists were abducted on their way to campaign against the bauxite mine project proposed by a subsidiary of UK-based company Vedanta Resources, and the Orissa Mining Corporation.

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10 August 2010

Amnesty International calls for prosecutions following the release of a UN report showing a rise in targeted killings of Afghan civilians.

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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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09 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the Mexican authorities’ decision to pursue charges against human rights defender Raúl Hernández for a murder he did not commit..

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05 August 2010

Colombia’s new government must ensure the independence of the country’s justice system, allowing it to bring to justice those responsible for human rights abuses committed during the country’s long-running armed conflict.

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05 August 2010

Amnesty International calls on the government to ensure presidential election is held in an atmosphere where Rwandans can freely express their views.

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04 August 2010

Amnesty International has called for the release of four Angolan human rights activists unlawfully jailed in connection with an attack on the Togolese football team in Cabinda that left two people dead and several injured.

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04 August 2010

Amnesty International has warned that 10 Malukan political activists detained by Indonesia’s special anti-terrorism police are facing a high risk of torture.

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03 August 2010

At least 70 families living in an informal settlement in Belgrade, many of whom fled there after being forcibly evicted from other sites, could be left homeless again if the demolition goes ahead.

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03 August 2010

Politicians urged not to incite ethnic hatred or violence and for the security forces to protect the population from abuses ahead of this week's poll.

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02 August 2010

'Ali 'Abdullah Muhsin al-Rajhi was accused of murder but instead of being arrested and tried by the authorities, he was handed over to the victim's family and summarily killed.

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02 August 2010

President Asif Ali Zardari's visit comes amid increased focus by international leaders on his country's response to the Taleban-led insurgency.

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01 August 2010

The groundbreaking disarmament and humanitarian treaty bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions.

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30 July 2010

Pascal Kabungulu was killed five years ago by a group of armed men who broke into his house and shot him dead in front of his family.

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