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

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28 February 2012

Border-crossers who are sent back are at grave risk of torture, forced labour, imprisonment in political prison camps and execution.

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14 February 2012

Some 21 North Koreans in China face expulsion to North Korea after being caught illegally in the country.

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19 December 2011

Kim Jong-il has left millions of North Koreans mired in poverty,  and hundreds of thousands of people detained in brutal prison camps.

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14 December 2011

Villagers in Wukan have been protesting what they say is the local government’s latest attempt to secretly sell off their farmland to developers.

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14 November 2011

Almost 3,000 Chinese villagers have reportedly signed a petition calling for the release of a Falun Gong practictioner who may have been tortured.

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07 November 2011

Sri Lanka's anti-torture laws are treated as little more than a piece of paper and very few cases go to trial.

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04 November 2011

Some 15 prisoners on hunger strike are at risk of death from dehydration after being denied drinking water.

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01 November 2011

Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.

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07 September 2011

NATO's decision to end detainee transfers to Afghan prisons highlights the international forces' failure to boost the rule of law in Afghanistan.

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04 July 2011

Two years on from riots and mass arrests in Xinjiang, the Chinese authorities continue to silence those speaking out on abuses

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17 June 2011

A group of rejected Sri Lankan asylum seekers, most of them Tamil, have been taken for questioning in Colombo after being forcibly returned from the UK.

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16 June 2011

A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers facing deportation from the UK today are at risk of torture in their home country.

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15 June 2011

A Uighur man who reported a death in custody is at risk of torture following his extradition from Kazakhstan.

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03 June 2011

Prisoners are being kept in solitary confinement in cells designed for military dogs as punishment for going on hunger strike.

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22 May 2011

At least 21 people have been publicly caned in violation of international law since 12 May, under a Shari'a bylaw against gambling.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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10 March 2011

Authorities urged to halt the judicial caning of refugees and migrants after it was revealed that 30,000 had been caned in five years.

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09 March 2011

Amnesty International research shows how some of those detained are being held secretly where they are vulnerable to a range of abuses, including torture or being killed in custody.

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03 March 2011

Journalists covering potential protests inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa have been beaten or detained by security officers.

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28 January 2011

Amnesty International calls on UK government to raise concerns about the killings with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina who visits the UK this week.

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