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

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19 November 2009
A magazine and its editor have agreed to pay S$405,000 (Approximately US$290,000) following a fine by the country’s highest court for alleged defamation.
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19 November 2009
Amnesty International condemns the failure of Egypt's military appeals court to overturn sentences imposed on leading members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization after unfair trials.
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18 November 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has warned the Australian government not to squander a unique opportunity to right historic wrongs.
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18 November 2009
Two men have died in one week after they were allegedly beaten by police officers. Amnesty International has called for full and independent investigations into their deaths.
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18 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged newly re-elected President Hamid Karzai to prioritize human rights and the rule of law in his second term.
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18 November 2009
President Barack Obama has acknowledged that his administration will not meet his deadline for the closure of the military facility in Cuba.
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18 November 2009
Dr Ramin Pourandarjani had allegedly received threats to deter him from revealing the extent of abuse that had taken place at Kahrizak detention centre.
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16 November 2009
Reports that the Iranian government plans to establish "cyber police" to fight "crimes" on the internet indicate they are intensifying their attack on freedom of expression.
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13 November 2009
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13 November 2009
Brazilian and Paraguayan authorities must redouble their efforts to find an indigenous teacher who has been missing since 30 October.
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13 November 2009
The Iranian authorities must halt the imminent execution of Sherko Moarefi, a Kurdish man convicted of "enmity against God" over his alleged membership of a proscribed Kurdish organization.
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12 November 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the forced eviction of a community of about 400 Roma people in the Italian capital, Rome.

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12 November 2009
Youth activists Emin Abdullayev and Adnan Hajizade have been sentenced to 30 and 24 months' imprisonment respectively on charges of 'hooliganism' and 'inflicting minor bodily harm'.
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11 November 2009
Ehsan Fattahian was hanged in connection with his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.
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11 November 2009
Musician and activist Igor Koktysh has been detained for over two years for the peaceful expression of his beliefs. If forcibly returned to Belarus, he could face the death penalty.
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