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

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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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19 March 2009
The Governor of New Mexico signed into law a bill, abolishing the death penalty in his state, on Wednesday evening.
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19 March 2009
The Cuban authorities took action on Tuesday to suppress peaceful demonstrations marking the 6th anniversary of a crackdown against dissidents.
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18 March 2009
Up to 1,000 people have been taken from their villages by “witch doctors”, taken to secret detention centres and forced to drink hallucinogenic concoctio
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18 March 2009
Human rights activists marking the 6-year detention of 57 people imprisoned in Cuba for expressing their right to freedom of expression and association are facing on
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18 March 2009

Students are being detained for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, in what may be an attempt to stifle debate and dissent b

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18 March 2009
Authorities in Mexico have dropped the charges against four Indigenous human rights defenders who have been imprisoned for nearly a year.
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17 March 2009

Syrian writer Habib Saleh has been sentenced to three years in prison for criticizing the country's government in a series of articles published on the internet.

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17 March 2009
Amnesty International has written to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights following a meeting between a delegation from the organization and the Nepalese Presid
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17 March 2009
Eight people have been charged with criticizing Malaysia's Sultan of Perak on the internet, as the authorities stepped up a crackdown on the country's bloggers.
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16 March 2009
A group of 16 of the world's leading war crimes investigators and judges - backed by Amnesty International - has urged the United Nations to launch a full inquiry in
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16 March 2009
Amnesty International has welcomed the announcement by President Asif Zardari of Pakistan that Iftikhar Chaudhry will be reinstated as a Supreme Court judge.
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13 March 2009
Reports say that the Iraqi authorities plan to start executing the prisoners in batches of 20 this week. Last year at least 285 people were sentenced to death and at l
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13 March 2009
All three are reported to have been beaten and otherwise ill-treated while in detention. Two have already been detained for four years.
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