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

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25 February 2009
Pakistan's new civilian government has failed to provide information about hundreds of cases of people believed to be held secretly by the government.
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24 February 2009
UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.
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24 February 2009
'Communities in resistance' have for years suffered attacks by the Colombian security forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups, for refusing to take part in the co
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24 February 2009
Twenty-four political prisoners have been set free in Myanmar after the government announced that it would release 6,313 prisoners. 
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24 February 2009
Nigeria’s state governments have been urged not to extend the death penalty to include crimes such as kidnapping.
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20 February 2009
Both Israel and Hamas used foreign-supplied weapons to attack civilians according to fresh evidence released by Amnesty International.
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20 February 2009
The jury in the Anna Politkovskaya murder trial has acquitted all those charged with involvement in the murder.
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20 February 2009
Criticism of government policy on Gaza a new red line for freedom of expression in Egypt.
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18 February 2009
The decision could give the UK government the green light to start deporting people to countries where they will be at risk of serious human rights abuses.
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18 February 2009
Tens of thousands of Afghans displaced from their homes by escalating fighting and ongoing food shortages require immediate humanitarian assistance.
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16 February 2009
The South Korean government is deciding whether to resume its use of the death penalty, following the arrest of a man for the alleged murder of seven women.
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16 February 2009
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group are reported to be responsible for the killing of 27 Indigenous Awá People in the department o
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13 February 2009
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has been urged to broaden an investigation of attacks on UN installations in Gaza.
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13 February 2009
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has been urged to broaden an investigation of attacks on UN installations in Gaza.
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12 February 2009
An estimated 1,200 have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced as a result of fighting between Pakistani Taleban groups and the military.
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11 February 2009
Philip Rizk was taking part in a march in Cairo, to express solidarity with civilians affected by the conflict in the Gaza Strip.
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11 February 2009
Two journalists have been attacked, one fatally, in less than a week in Somalia.
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11 February 2009
Over 50 people were killed after literal witch hunts in 2008. Further killings related to allegations of sorcery have happened already this year.
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10 February 2009
As the fighting continues between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), civilians pay the price for both parties' disregard for internatio
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09 February 2009
The report, submitted to the Human Rights Council, also fails to acknowledge that the Mexican government's policies are frequently not implemented or lack impact.
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