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

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11 May 2009
A blockade by security forces of the offices of a Yemeni newspaper, aiming to prevent distribution of copies of the paper, has entered its second week.
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11 May 2009
The Malaysian authorities released three human rights activists from the Hindu Rights Action Force on Saturday 9 May. 
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11 May 2009
The horrific condition facing civilians in north eastern Sri Lanka has been described as a “bloodbath” by the United Nations.
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11 May 2009
A Greek government minister has pledged to secure justice for trade unionist Konstantina Kouneva after 22,000 people signed a petition to support her.
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08 May 2009
Amnesty International demanded the United States immediately conduct independent, credible, and transparent investigations into air strikes in western Afghanistan th
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08 May 2009
Under a new bill passed this week, people whose premises are used by a kidnapper to hold someone hostage, would also face the death penalty.
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08 May 2009
The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has not delivered on the promises he made about human rights during his first year in power.
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07 May 2009
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07 May 2009
Nine activists working for two prominent human rights organizations in Guatemala have received dozens of death threats by SMS text messages.
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07 May 2009
The lives of migrants and asylum-seekers have been put at risk by a squabble between the Italian and Maltese authorities over their obligations to respond to maritim
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06 May 2009
The case of a British woman facing a possible death sentence in Laos for drug offences highlights a justice system shrouded in secrecy.
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06 May 2009
The laying of white lilies in front of the Iranian embassy in London by Amnesty International's secretary General Irene Khan, is one of many protests planned worldwid
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06 May 2009
The human rights records of 16 countries are up for review at the fifth session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council.
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06 May 2009
Fifteen of the eighteen Zimbabwean human rights and political activists who were re-detained yesterday have now been released on bail, though three remain in custody
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03 May 2009
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
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01 May 2009
Despite the creation of a power-sharing government in February 2009, teachers in Zimbabwe continue to be victims of harassment and intimidation.
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01 May 2009
Trade unionists in Turkey have once again been refused permission to hold a demonstration on May Day in the central Taksim Square in Istanbul.
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01 May 2009
Iranian authorities executed Delara Darabi on Friday morning, Amnesty International has revealed.
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