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

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25 May 2012

A repressive emergency law adopted in Canada's Quebec province violates freedoms of speech, assembly and movement in breach of international obligations.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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21 May 2012

Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.

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02 May 2012

In Cuba, critics of the government have to find creative ways of ensuring their stories get out, as internet access is highly controlled.

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01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

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20 April 2012

Levon Helm, an influential US musician and longtime supporter of Amnesty International, has passed away in Woodstock, New York.

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28 March 2012

Cuban human rights activists are being targeted by authorities in a bid to silence them while Pope Benedict visits the country.

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22 March 2012

A new report documents a surge in harassment and detentions of dissidents in Cuba, including journalists and human rights activists, in the last year.

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16 March 2012

Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.

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16 March 2012

Two new measures to protect Mexico's journalists and human rights defenders need swift backing from federal and state authorities.

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24 February 2012

Police in La Paz are accused of using excessive force against a protest led by people with disabilities who demand an increase in state subsidies.

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23 February 2012

Authorities in Cuba are barring activists from participating in an event in Havana to mark the second anniversary of the death of a prisoner of conscience.

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21 February 2012

A global "faxjam" action led by Amnesty International focuses on protection for a Peace Community that defends its right not to be drawn into armed conflict in Colombia.

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08 February 2012

Two activists in Panama have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Ngäbe-Buglé people during anti-mining protests.

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06 February 2012

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has been barred from leaving Cuba 19 times in the last four years.

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31 January 2012

Haitian authorities have dropped the case against former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.

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20 January 2012

A Cuban prisoner of conscience has died on hunger strike, highlighting the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent.

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16 November 2011

A wave of violence against media outlets highlights the authorities' failure to protect journalists, posing a threat to freedom of expression.

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11 October 2011

A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.

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31 August 2011

Bolivia's Supreme Court has convicted seven former officials for their role in the "Black October" massacre during protests in 2003.

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