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

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26 January 2010
Amnesty International deplores the execution in Baghdad of ‘Ali Hassan al-Majeed, also known as Chemical Ali, for his involvement in one of the worst atrocities committed under the government of Saddam Hussain.
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26 January 2010
Women in Burkina Faso suffer discrimination in every area of their lives, with unequal access to education, health care and employment.
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26 January 2010
Human rights must not be compromised during reconciliation talks with the Taleban, Amnesty International said on the eve of a conference on deteriorating security conditions in the country.
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25 January 2010
Maternal death can be prevented. About a year ago, Amnesty International Burkina Faso was starting to plan the campaign and was already thinking of having a caravan to tour the country.
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25 January 2010
Ahead of an international high level meeting in London, Amnesty International has highlighted an increase in human rights abuses against those who criticize or oppose the government.
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25 January 2010
A brief summary of Amnesty International's assessment of the situation in the country.
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22 January 2010
Safiatou died while trying to reach a health centre after delivering her baby at home. Safiatou's story is one of 50 cases that Amnesty International’s researchers investigated in-depth.
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22 January 2010
A court has decided to transfer $45 million intended for victims of the 2006 toxic waste dumping scandal to a group falsely claiming to represent them.
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22 January 2010
Habibollah Latifi was sentenced to death in 2008 in connection with his links to a banned Kurdish organization.
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22 January 2010
Amnesty International has urged the Saudi Arabian authorities not to carry out the public flogging of a 13-year-old girl charged with assaulting a teacher at her school.
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22 January 2010
Amnesty International has called on Sri Lankan political leaders to investigate attacks on activists during one of the most violent presidential elections in the last 20 years.
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22 January 2010
US authorities and UN agencies in Haiti must urgently resolve the lack of access to emergency aid for those in desperate need following last week's earthquake.
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21 January 2010
Profiles of three human rights activists who face life-threatening harassment and attacks, while the government does very little to protect them.
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20 January 2010

President Obama's administration has failed to match its words with concrete action when it comes to accountability and remedy for human rights violations committed in the name of 'countering terrorism'.

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20 January 2010
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20 January 2010
In a one-day trial, a court convicted four pro-democracy activists of 'activities aimed at overthrowing the people's administration', sentencing them to between five and 16 years.
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19 January 2010
Hisham Bashraheel and his sons were arrested after taking part in a sit-in protest to mark eight months since they were banned from printing and distributing the al-Ayyam newspaper.
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19 January 2010
Amnesty International calls on all candidates standing in Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections this month to end widespread human rights violations.
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19 January 2010
Human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed in Moscow a year ago. Those responsible have not been brought to justice.
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19 January 2010
Amnesty International has called on the government to ensure that the attack is not used as an excuse to violate the rights of citizens in Cabinda through arbitrary arrests and detentions.
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