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

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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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28 June 2009
Members of a Congressional committee in Paraguay have voted against returning Indigenous lands back to the Yakye Axa community.
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26 June 2009
President Obama’s decision to close the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by next January leads Amnesty International to fear that several Tu
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26 June 2009
Amnesty International has told the Council of Europe Assembly, that states should be held accountable for violations committed by their forces in operations outside th
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26 June 2009
The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since 12 June and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said
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25 June 2009
No armed group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also injured more than 127 people.
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25 June 2009
Russia's Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of three men accused of involvement in the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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25 June 2009
The men had their right hands and left legs amputated by members of the al-Shabab armed militia in front of a crowd of local people in northern Mogadishu.
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24 June 2009
Former detainees held by the USA at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan have told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) how they were subjected to abuse while in cust
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23 June 2009
Secretary General Irene Khan expressed her concern at the continuing human rights violations in Zimbabwe, when she met with the country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangi
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23 June 2009
The Indonesian police carry out widespread abuse with impunity against criminal suspects and poor and marginalized communities, according to a new Amnesty Internatio
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23 June 2009
Togo has decided to abolish the death penalty following a unanimous vote by the national assembly.
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22 June 2009
Four young men accused of stealing pistols and mobile phones, have been sentenced to amputation on Tuesday by an ad-hoc court.
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22 June 2009
NGOs in over 90 countries organized activities to draw attention to the treaty, and the rapid rise in the human cost of armed violence.
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22 June 2009
Amnesty International is calling on the government of  Iran to stop using the Basij militia to police demonstrations with immediate effect. The call follows repor
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22 June 2009
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told Amnesty International's chief Irene Khan that the direction for reform had been set and committed to ensuring the im
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19 June 2009
Ayatollah Khamenei's televised address calls for an end to street protests against the outcome of the election and warns people that if they continue to take to the st
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19 June 2009
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