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

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22 July 2009
Usra al-Hussein’s imprisonment for almost a year, may have been related to her efforts to communicate with an international organization regarding the detention conditions of her husband.
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22 July 2009
The Czech Republic finally ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.
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22 July 2009
Thirty six Iranian Army officers, a French student, activists, journalists and lawyers are among those detained as waves of arrests and killings continue unabated in I
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21 July 2009
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should ensure that its newly established human rights mechanism has the necessary powers to do its job properly.
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20 July 2009
A "Day of Action" for the people of Gambia will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in 12 different locations around the world including West Africa, US, U
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20 July 2009
Monday 20 July marks exactly four years since Ziad Ramadan was arrested by the Syrian authorities, in whose custody he remains detained without charge or trial.
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17 July 2009
The families dismantled their homes after three years of government harassment and intimidation, with no choice but to accept inadequate compensation rather than have
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17 July 2009
The death follows the publication of an Amnesty International report detailing human rights violations committed by French police officers.
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16 July 2009
The abduction and murder of the prominent activist is a "consequence of the impunity that has been allowed to persist by the Russian and Chechen authorities.&quot
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15 July 2009
A Palestinian imprisoned for 15 years for a murder he has always denied committing was released on Monday after being granted a presidential pardon.
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15 July 2009
Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has had his professional license revoked by the Justice Bureau of Beijing Municipality.
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14 July 2009
The fate of the detainees, who could have faced the death penalty if found guilty, remains undecided after their trial was postponed.
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14 July 2009
The former Liberian president faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity that he is alleged to have committed in Sierra Leone. Despite this, many Sierra
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14 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament voted on Tuesday to adopt a controversial law that institutionalizes homophobia.
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14 July 2009
The Specialized Criminal Court found the men guilty of terrorist activities that included the killing of nine tourists and attacks on western embassies.
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14 July 2009
The Papua New Guinea government should abolish the death penalty instead of putting it back into effect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint
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13 July 2009
Following the mass arrests of demonstrators and opposition activists in Iran over recent weeks in connection with the disputed presidential election, Amnesty Interna
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10 July 2009
Mounting evidence, including a statement by former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, suggests that UK authorities expolited the torture of terrorism suspects by forei
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10 July 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces against demonstrators in Tehran commemorating the tenth anniversary of 18 T
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