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

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25 September 2009
Five people are reported to have been killed during a week of violent political unrest in Honduras.
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24 September 2009
A detainee was seriously injured and had to be hospitalized as a clash broke out between the Sri Lankan Army and detainees being held at a school in Vavuniya in north-eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
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24 September 2009
Amnesty International has received continuing reports of numerous demonstrators being beaten by police and some several hundred detained across Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras.
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24 September 2009
An Amnesty International campaigner, a musician and a member of the UK parliament are visiting death row inmate Troy Davis in the US state of Georgia.
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24 September 2009
Twenty states began signing an international agreement to address violations of economic, social and cultural rights at the United Nations in New York on Thursday.
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24 September 2009
Two Iranian refugees remain in detention in Turkey despite a European Court of Human Rights ruling on Tuesday should be released, according to Amnesty International.
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23 September 2009
Over 4,000 people gathered in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday to attend the launch of Amnesty International's campaign to end maternal mortality in the country.
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22 September 2009
A woman faces a higher risk of dying in child birth in Sierra Leone than almost anywhere in the world.
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21 September 2009
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18 September 2009
Some seeking safe haven from the fighting between government troops and militants in the Sa'da region, are said to have been denied entry. Others have been forcibly returned to the conflict zone.
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18 September 2009
Amnesty International warns that the discovery of the remains of over 160 victims of extrajudicial execution in Pakistan's Swat Valley highlights the ongoing human rights crisis in the country’s northwestern areas.
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18 September 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.
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18 September 2009
Dolkun Isa had been held at Incheon International airport in Seoul for two days after being denied entry to South Korea.
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17 September 2009
The new bylaw endorses stoning to death for adultery and caning for homosexuality. It also forbids alcohol consumption, gambling and intimacy between unmarried couples.
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17 September 2009
Amnesty International welcomes the release of Mexican prisoner of conscience Jacinta Francisco Marcial.
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17 September 2009
Dolkun Isa is being held by the South Korean authorities. If he is deported to China he would be at risk of arbitrary detention, unfair trial, torture and other ill-treatment and possibly the death penalty.
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16 September 2009
Muntadhar al-Zaidi has been released after nine months in prison for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush. He has said that he was tortured by Iraqi security services.
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15 September 2009
US President Barack Obama has extended the trade embargo against Cuba - missing an opportunity to improve the human rights situation for people on the island.
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