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

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23 March 2009
At least 10 people were arrested this month after demonstrations against the arrest by security forces of Shi’a visitors to the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in
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20 March 2009
Palestinian armed groups and the Israeli authorities are denying prisoners their rights, including Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been held for 1,000 days, and
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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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06 March 2009
Lawyer and former prisoner of conscience Mohamed Abbou has been denied permission to leave Tunisia for the seventh time since his release from prison in July 2007.
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27 February 2009
Kurdish student Hana Abdi was released from prison on Thursday after spending nearly 16 months in detention.
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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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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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05 February 2009
Those sentenced were accused of leading unrest against unemployment and high living costs in the phosphate-rich Gafsa region of south-east Tunisia earlier in 2008.
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28 January 2009
Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.
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28 January 2009
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama rejected as "false" the choice between safety and respect for human rights.
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19 December 2008
A group of up to 104 Eritrean asylum-seekers held in a detention facility in Sinai in Egypt are at risk of imminent deportation to Eritrea.
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28 November 2008
Under the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), which will take effect on 31 December, around 16,000 prisoners held by the US will be transferred to Iraqi custody.
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08 October 2008
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has pardoned Ibrahim Eissa, who was charged with publishing information considered "damaging to the public interest and Egypt's
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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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