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

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11 September 2008
Mohamed Erraji was sentenced to two years for “lack of respect due to the King”. His conviction is reported to be related to an article he published on an
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27 August 2008
The blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip over a year ago has left the population of 1.5 million Palestinians trapped with dwindling resources and an economy
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13 August 2008
Eight male teachers were released without charge in Saudi Arabia on 12 July 2008, after over four months’ detention.
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08 July 2008
Tunisian authorities re-arrest prisoner and harass defence lawyers in apparent reprisal for Amnesty International's report.
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26 June 2008
To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International members and supporters are taking action around the world.
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14 March 2008
A man who spent nearly three years in secret CIA detention spoke exclusively to Amnesty International about his ordeal.
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06 February 2008
There is concern about the increasingly difficult human rights situation and living conditions of some 1.5 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
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31 January 2008
More than 1,000 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip have become stuck in the northern Sinai region of Egypt as the Egyptian authorities try to force them back into Gaza
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28 January 2008
Being a Syrian political or human rights activist requires courage -- the government is intolerant of dissent.
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18 January 2008
It is now six years since six men were illegally transferred from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Guantánamo, where they remain in indefinite detention.
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16 January 2008
Thousands join worldwide protests marking the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo on 11 January.
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10 January 2008
Amnesty International is leading worldwide events, rallies and meetings to mark the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo Bay.
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31 July 2007
A Tunisian lawyer and 21 other long-term political prisoners were released under a presidential pardon on 24 July to mark the 50th anniversary of the Republic of Tunis
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10 June 2007
Torture and other ill-treatment continue to be perpetrated with impunity in Algeria in cases of individuals who are thought to have information about terrorism.
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07 June 2007
At least 39 individuals who remain missing are believed to have been subjected to enforced disappearance by the US authorities.
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11 April 2007
The Egyptian authorities are committing systematic abuses of human rights in the name of national security -- and a planned new anti-terror law could make the situatio
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01 March 2007
After labelling them as threats to "national security", the UK has recently deported two men to Algeria, a country with a known record of torture and other i
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20 November 2006
Thousands of children around the world have suffered pain and distress as a result of US counter-terror policies and practices.
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24 July 2006
Jordan detains and tortures political and security suspects.
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27 April 2006
Two years ago the release of photographs showing detainees being tortured and ill-treated by US military personnel at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq shocked and horrified t
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