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

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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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10 July 2009

The Chinese authorities should ensure that May 2008 Sichuan earthquake survivor He Hongchun will not be subjected to any further punishment and that the conditi

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10 July 2009
Seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority could face the death penalty if convicted on Saturday.
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09 July 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to put in place an impartial and independent police oversight body.
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09 July 2009
The Indian government should immediately withdraw the clearance granted to a massive mining project that threatens the lives and livelihoods of a protected indigenous
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09 July 2009
Demonstrations planned to mark the tenth anniversary of the brutal suppression of student-led protests by security forces in Iran, must be allowed to go ahead peaceful
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09 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on whether to overturn a Presidential veto on a discriminatory law that institutionalizes homophobia.
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07 July 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to fully account for the deaths and for the 1,434 people who were detained in connection with the protests
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07 July 2009
The German, Swiss and Austrian governments have withdrawn funding for the Ilisu dam project in Turkey where human rights violations are at risk.
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07 July 2009
An investigation into 20 deaths by Rio de Janeiro's Public Prosecutors Office has implicated the officers in the formation of a death squad and unlawful killings.
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06 July 2009
The African Union has refused to cooperate with a war crimes arrest warrant against Sudan President Omar al-Bashir.
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06 July 2009
Protests are escalating in Honduras with reports of protestors being beaten. Nineteen-year-old protestor, Isis Obed Murillo, died from gunshot wounds on Sunday.
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03 July 2009
A Delhi high court has decided to decriminalize homosexuality. The ruling overturns a 19th century British colonial law.
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03 July 2009
A delegation from Amnesty International delivered thousands of letters to the prime minister, calling on him to ratify a treaty aimed at combating enforced disappeara
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30 June 2009
Further demonstrations are expected in support of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted on Sunday.
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29 June 2009
Some refugees have had their homes set on fire and others have been threatened with arson, to coerce them into returning home.
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29 June 2009
The law would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public information that can be viewed by children.
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29 June 2009
Amnesty International members across Europe join in a day of action as part of the organization’s solidarity campaign with independent journalists and human righ
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29 June 2009
The Italian Senate is to decide whether or not to pass a controversial draft law that would violate the human rights of migrants and asylum-seekers and could lead to
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29 June 2009
Amnesty International is gravely concerned that several opposition leaders detained in the wake of the 12 June elections may be facing torture, possibly to force the
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