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

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10 June 2011

New reports of child protesters being tortured and killed in Syria raise concerns about the treatment of those still in detention.

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09 June 2011

A former member of the Republican Guard has told Amnesty International that he and other soldiers were ordered to open fire on unarmed pro-reform demonstrators.

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08 June 2011

A Bahraini student could face a long prison sentence for reading out a poem criticizing the country’s King.

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06 June 2011

At least 120 people have reportedly been shot dead in Syria, as the UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution on the country.

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03 June 2011

Al-Obeidi, who publically accused Libyan soldiers of rape, has been deported to eastern Libya against her will.

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02 June 2011

The Syrian government must release prisoners of conscience and take concrete steps  to stop grave abuses by security forces.

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01 June 2011

Authorities urged to uphold and protect the right of Iraqis to engage in peaceful protests following the arrest of 15 pro-reform activists.

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31 May 2011

A senior Egyptian general has admitted female protesters were forced to undergo ‘virginity tests’, which the government has previously denied. 

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26 May 2011

Amnesty International obtains video footage that shows Syrian security forces shooting and beating protesters and raiding a mosque.

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25 May 2011

Human rights should be at the core of the G8's engagement with governments in the Middle East and North Africa.

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24 May 2011

Authorities urged to deliver justice to victims of protest violence after it was announced that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are to stand trial.

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24 May 2011

A Syrian student's account of the security forces' mass arrest and torture of Banias residents after pro-reform protests.

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23 May 2011

The European Union today imposed fresh sanctions on Syria, including personal asset freezes and travel bans on President Bashar al-Assad.

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19 May 2011

US president Barack Obama urged to use his speech on the Middle East to commit to the pursuit of a more even-handed approach to Arab states, with human rights at its heart.

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18 May 2011

A group of people detained following recent pro-reform protests in Oman's capital Muscat must be charged or released.

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18 May 2011

A military court has sentenced 15 activists to between one and four years imprisonment for "participating in illegal demonstrations and inciting hatred against the regime".

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17 May 2011

Amnesty International calls on Syria to carry out independent, impartial investigations into reports of a mass grave in Dera'a.

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16 May 2011

International Criminal Court arrest warrants are set to be issued for Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al-Gaddafi for crimes against humanity.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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