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

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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

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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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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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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15 June 2010

Max Goeldi served a four month prison sentence and had been the subject of a two year travel ban as a result of a diplomatic row between the two countries.

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11 June 2010

As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.

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11 June 2010

Adeeb Abu Rahma is being tried by a military court after he took part in a protest last July against the Israeli built fence/wall on Palestinian land.

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09 June 2010

Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist, blogger and member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), was arrested with two other CHRR members on 20 December 2009. Amnesty International calls for her immediate and unconditional release.

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27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

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21 May 2010

Amnesty International has again called on the Libyan authorities to investigate the decline in health and eventual death of one of the country's most prominent government critics.

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14 May 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Kuwaiti government to release a blogger and journalist who has gone on hunger strike in protest at his detention on charges of defamation.

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12 May 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.

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12 May 2010

Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel currently in detention, has been charged with "contact with a foreign agent" on the basis of "secret evidence".

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