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

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21 July 2010

Authorities urged to surrender President al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, where he is wanted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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21 July 2010

Israeli military destroys a further 74 buildings in the Jordan Valley, forcibly displacing over 100 people.

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19 July 2010

Amnesty International warns that draft legislative amendments to be discussed by the Turkish Parliament this week would not, on their own, prevent violations of the rights of children.

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19 July 2010

Plans for a peace deal with the Taleban in Afghanistan could seriously jeopardize the rights of the Afghan people, in particular Afghan women, unless concrete human rights benchmarks are incorporated.

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19 July 2010

Alan Shadrake was arrested for criminal defamation after he published a book critical of the country's use of the death penalty.

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16 July 2010

Armed police officers round people up at refugee settlements in the south west of the country and force them on to trucks back to Rwanda. 

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15 July 2010

A year ago, Natalia Estemirova of the Russian Human Rights Centre Memorial was abducted outside her home in Grozny in the Chechen Republic and killed.

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15 July 2010

Residents and market traders from the Kabete NITD slum in Nairobi have told Amnesty International how local authorities destroyed their homes and livelihoods, leaving many struggling to survive.

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15 July 2010

Crippling food shortages exacerbated by government policies in North Korea have caused widespread illness as thousands are forced to survive on so-called "wild foods" such as grass and tree bark.

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15 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to halt the forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement that have left hundreds of families homeless and destitute.

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15 July 2010

The new legislation, passed by the senate this week, makes the country the first in Latin America to take this landmark step.

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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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13 July 2010

Farai Maguwu was detained for five weeks after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields.

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13 July 2010

The law, which must still be approved by the French Senate, prohibits the wearing anywhere in public of any form of clothing intended to conceal one's face.

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12 July 2010

Amnesty International and other major NGOs have called on governments to draw up a new international arms treaty, as talks about control of the arms trade began at the UN on Monday.

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12 July 2010

Andrei Yerofeev and Yuri Samodurov, who organized an exhibition featuring religious symbols, have been found guilty of "inciting hatred or enmity".

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12 July 2010

At least 64 people were killed when bombs exploded in an Ethiopian restaurant and a rugby club in the capital Kampala.

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09 July 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities not to execute by any method a woman convicted of adultery, following an official statement that she will not be stoned to death.

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09 July 2010

Chinese security forces last night cancelled a documentary screening by an HIV/AIDS education group, which Amnesty International is strongly criticising as part of the ongoing harassment of peaceful public health educators.

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09 July 2010

Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of two human rights defenders facing trial in Angola on charges linked to an attack on the Togolese football team that left two people dead and several injured.

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