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

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23 March 2009
At least 10 people were arrested this month after demonstrations against the arrest by security forces of Shi’a visitors to the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in
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27 February 2009
Mona Said Thabet, her husband Yasser Naguib Mahran and their three children have been the targets of a campaign of harassment and intimidation.
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18 February 2009
The decision could give the UK government the green light to start deporting people to countries where they will be at risk of serious human rights abuses.
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28 January 2009
Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.
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19 December 2008
A group of up to 104 Eritrean asylum-seekers held in a detention facility in Sinai in Egypt are at risk of imminent deportation to Eritrea.
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17 December 2008
The journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush is reported to have suffered various injuries after being beaten up by security officials.
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16 December 2008
Twenty-two people were sentenced on Monday by an emergency court in Egypt for their involvement in the violent protests of Mahalla, north of Cairo, in April 2008.
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31 October 2008
A Cairo Administrative Court has rescinded the government’s decision to dissolve the Association for Human rights and Legal Aid.
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30 October 2008
Twelve members of the opposition coalition the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change are convicted of "weakening national sentiment.
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22 October 2008
The UK’s highest court will begin hearing two important test cases related to human rights and the UK government's counter-terrorism policies on Thursday.
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22 July 2008
A Tunisian journalist has been released eight months after he was arrested.
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14 July 2008
The family of an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after being tortured over a period of 36 hours while detained by UK troops in Basra, Iraq, will be paid compensati
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08 July 2008
Tunisian authorities re-arrest prisoner and harass defence lawyers in apparent reprisal for Amnesty International's report.
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26 June 2008
To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International members and supporters are taking action around the world.
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09 April 2008
The UK government's policy of "deportation with assurances" was called into question on Wednesday by decisions of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
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20 March 2008
A Moroccan who was jailed for creating a Facebook profile of a prince has been released from prison.
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14 March 2008
A man who spent nearly three years in secret CIA detention spoke exclusively to Amnesty International about his ordeal.
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28 January 2008
Being a Syrian political or human rights activist requires courage -- the government is intolerant of dissent.
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18 January 2008
It is now six years since six men were illegally transferred from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Guantánamo, where they remain in indefinite detention.
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16 January 2008
Thousands join worldwide protests marking the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo on 11 January.
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