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

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26 March 2009
René González and Gerardo Hernández have been imprisoned since 1998 for 'acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government'. Their wives, Cuba
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25 March 2009
The suspensions appear to be part of an ongoing government led crackdown on an array of perceived opponents, just days before Najib Tun Razak is appointed Prime Minis
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25 March 2009
Amnesty International says the visit of the Sudanese President to Egypt, should have been an opportunity to enforce the arrest warrant for war crimes issued by the Int
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25 March 2009
A South Korean television journalist and trade unionist has been held by police after he was arrested on the eve of a strike over wage disputes and government interf
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23 March 2009
Two men were killed during a demonstration in Pristina in February 2007, when Romanian police under the control of the UN fired rubber bullets at the crowd.
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23 March 2009
More people were executed in Asia than in any other part of the world in 2008. By contrast, in Europe, only one country continues to use the death penalty: Belarus.
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23 March 2009
Halifa Sallah is believed to have been arrested for articles he wrote criticising the use of witch doctors by the Gambian government.
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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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23 March 2009
Experts of the Human Rights Council have concluded that the Egyptian authorities have detained blogger Karim Amer arbitrarily for his online criticisms and for exerc
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23 March 2009
A 15-year-old boy died after he was shocked with a Taser gun in Michigan.
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20 March 2009
Palestinian armed groups and the Israeli authorities are denying prisoners their rights, including Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been held for 1,000 days, and
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20 March 2009
On the sixth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, nearly 130 people face imminent execution in the country.
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20 March 2009
From 2003 to 2006, the Angolan authorities forcibly evicted thousands of people in the Angolan capital of Luanda from land belonging to the Catholic Church.
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20 March 2009
At least six inmates have died this year, amid increasing reports of torture by police officers or bullying by fellow prisoners.
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20 March 2009
Early on Wednesday morning, a Greek prisoner actively engaged in defending prisoners’ rights was found dead.
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20 March 2009
At least 13 people have died while held in custody in an overcrowded police cell in Mozambique.
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20 March 2009
Amnesty International has called on other European governments to follow Ireland's lead in offering to accept a small number of Guantánamo detainees who the U
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20 March 2009
The death in custody of an internet blogger in Iran on Wednesday raised renewed fears that prisoners in the country are being denied medical treatment, possibly as a
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19 March 2009
On his first trip to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI is asked reiterate his commitment to ending the criminalization of same-sex sexual relations.
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19 March 2009
Colombian authorities have renewed criminal proceedings against two prominent and well-respected Colombian human rights activists.
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