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

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02 April 2009
Eight of the world's leading NGOs urge the G20 leaders to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet this week.
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02 April 2009
A Chinese environmental activist and writer is currently detained on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power".
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02 April 2009
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01 April 2009
A prominent Russian human rights activist who has long been critical of the government has been assaulted near his Moscow home.
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01 April 2009
The Israeli army has dismissed as "hearsay" the testimonies of soldiers who served in Gaza during the recent 22-day military offensive and who gave chillin
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31 March 2009
The Roma people living under the Bacula overpass in the North of Milan, Italy, were forcibly evicted on Tuesday by local authorities.
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30 March 2009
One of Cambodia's most notorious suspected killers still alive finally faces trial for crimes committed while he was a Khmer Rouge commander 30 years ago.
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27 March 2009
Four detained border guards have died in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.
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27 March 2009
Officials involved in opening Guatemala's police archives and members of their families have been threatened and attacked in recent days.
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27 March 2009
Calls for a humanitarian truce between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan Armed Forces grow as fighting intensifies and the number of cas
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26 March 2009
The US immigrant-detention population has surged in the past decade, resulting in a lack of due process that has driven some detainees to attempt suicide.
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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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