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

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07 February 2014

The Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release three women arrested last November at a protest at Mansoura University, said Amnesty International.   

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06 February 2014

The failure of the Papua New Guinea authorities to bring the killers of a woman who was burned alive to justice, underlines their complete failure to address “sorcery” attacks.

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06 February 2014

Malaysian authorities must immediately halt plans to carry out yet another “secretive execution” this Friday, Amnesty International said. 

 

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05 February 2014

In a brief and blatantly unfair closed trial at which no lawyer was present, Russian environmental activist Igor Kharchenko became the country’s second new prisoner of conscience in the week leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics. 

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04 February 2014

European countries are violating the rights of people trying to change their legal gender by forcing them to undergo invasive surgery, hormone therapy and psychiatric testing before they can change their legal status.

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04 February 2014

As celebrations got underway for the third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising against the rule of Hosni Mubarak, security forces broke-up marches and rounded up hundreds of protesters and bystanders.

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04 February 2014

The re-arrest today of yet another environmental activist ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, as well as his brief detention along with five colleagues last night, are more evidence of growing efforts to clamp down on civil society ahead of the Games. 

 

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03 February 2014

A new counter-terrorism law in Saudi Arabia will entrench existing patterns of human rights violations and serve as a further tool to suppress peaceful political dissent, Amnesty International said after analysing the legislation. 

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03 February 2014

As the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes closer, harassment against civil society activists has intensified, Amnesty International said today after the arrest of an environmentalist for allegedly swearing in public. 

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31 January 2014

Dmitrii Bulatov, who disappeared eight days ago, says he was beaten, tortured, crucified and blindfolded for long periods of time.

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31 January 2014

A handcuffed Russian ballerina braved the freezing weather in Moscow yesterday as Amnesty International activists delivered 330,000 signatures urging President Putin to repeal repressive legislation in the country.

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29 January 2014

Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire must urgently investigate the unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks in Abidjan, which has forced many HIV workers to go into hiding.

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29 January 2014

A decision by a court in Lithuania that a Saudi Arabian national has a right to an investigation into his alleged torture in a secret CIA detention centre in the country is a breakthrough for justice.

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29 January 2014

The UK government’s decision to resettle some of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria should encourage wider action on resettlement, particularly from European and Gulf countries.

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29 January 2014

The Egyptian authorities must immediately drop the charges against three journalists from Al Jazeera English who were referred to trial today for allegedly providing assistance or belonging to a banned group engaged in terrorist activities

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28 January 2014

The African Union Heads of State meeting starting tomorrow must address the growing crisis in the Central African Republic.

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27 January 2014

Aquino administration urged to end routine torture after 44 detainees accuse at least ten police officers in Laguna province of torture and corruption. 

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27 January 2014

The Bahraini authorities must immediately investigate the death in custody of a 19-year-old boy who was shot in the head by security forces.

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26 January 2014

The jailing of prominent Chinese legal scholar and activist Xu Zhiyong is a travesty and he should be released immediately.

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24 January 2014

New evidence of the slaughter of women, children and the elderly gathered by Amnesty International underscores the extreme dangers faced by the Muslim minority in the CAR.

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