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

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14 January 2010
Amnesty International has voiced its concerns that the defendants may have been forced to confess to the 2005 murders of 13 policemen under torture.
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14 January 2010
Ahmed Chataev, who had reportedly been tortured by Russian forces after he was detained in Chechnya during fighting in 2000, was visiting Ukraine with a valid visa when he was arrested.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International questioned a decision by a court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to acquit a sheikh and member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family who was charged with causing the assault and rape of a man in 2004.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of Palestinian human rights activist Jamal Juma’, one of the campaigners detained by the Israeli military last year.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International has again urged the Chinese authorities to end censorship of the internet after online firm Google raised concern about the hacking of activists' email accounts.
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13 January 2010
Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release seven members of the Baha'i religious minority who appear to be facing a "show trial" in Tehran on a collection of spurious charges.
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12 January 2010
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the use of these abusive and discriminatory powers is illegal.
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12 January 2010
JS Tissainayagam was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on terrorism charges last year, after criticizing the government.
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11 January 2010

Leading human rights organizations have urged more European states to accept detainees held at the US detention centre at Guantánamo who cannot be returned to their countries of origin.

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09 January 2010
Activists are gathering at events in 15 countries on Saturday to call on world leaders to take urgent steps to prevent a return to severe and widespread conflict in Sudan.
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08 January 2010
Three men, including prominent human rights campaigner Jamal Juma', are being held for legitimately voicing their opposition to the construction of the West Bank fence/wall.
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08 January 2010
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07 January 2010
Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested in December, two days after they had a 'traditional engagement ceremony'.
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07 January 2010
Amnesty International has urged the Chinese authorities to release a Tibetan documentary filmmaker who has been jailed for six years for 'subversion'.
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06 January 2010
Josefina Reyes, a campaigner against violence and human rights abuses by military officials, was killed near Ciudad Juarez on Sunday.
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06 January 2010
Iranians banned from contact with more than 60 foreign institutions, including human rights organizations.
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06 January 2010
Ricardo Ucán Ceca served almost 10 years of a 22-year sentence before he was released last month.
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05 January 2010
Ramiro Rivera and Dora Alicia Recinos Sorto were killed in December. They both opposed mining projects in the central Cabañas area.
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