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

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17 April 2013

With Bahrain about to host the 2013 Formula One Grand Prix, the spotlight has returned to the Gulf country’s human rights record. Here're some of the main issues you should know.

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02 April 2013

A court in Saudi Arabia reportedly issued a rulling sentencing a man to paralysis as retribution for a crime he allegedly committed 10 years ago.

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15 March 2013

Two years since the Syrian uprising began, we speak to Amnesty Researcher Cilina Nasser and Senior Crisis Advisor Donatella Rovera about the conflict so far.

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14 March 2013

Two years after Syrians rose in peaceful protest against their government, the country is mired in a bloody conflict with both sides responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International found in two briefings released today.

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05 March 2013

Seven men are due to be executed in Saudi Arabia next week after being allegedly tortured into “confessing” to a crime. Here, five reasons why the death penalty is never the answer.

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18 February 2013

Despite allegations of torture, life sentences handed out to civilians tried over clashes at a Sahrawi protest camp in 2010.

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14 February 2013

Prisoners of conscience remain behind bars and activists continue to be jailed just for expressing their views, two years on from Bahrain's 2011 protests

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11 February 2013

Two years since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, frustrations in Egypt are growing at the slow pace of reform and ongoing abuses committed by police and other security forces.

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01 February 2013

All 24 facing charges relating to violence during the dismantling of a protest camp must be tried before a civilian court.

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24 January 2013

A former Saudi Arabian diplomat who was due to be deported from Qatar to his native country was able to travel to Morocco after receiving support from Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee.

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15 January 2013

Six jailed reformists in Saudi Arabia must be released immediately and unconditionally after they were offered a royal “pardon” on the condition they sign pledges renouncing their public activism.

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07 January 2013

A former Saudi Arabian diplomat is at grave risk of being detained and tortured or otherwise ill-treated if Qatari authorities follow through with plans to return him forcibly to Saudi Arabia.

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19 December 2012

The detention of a 16-year-old Bahraini boy in an adult prison has been extended for a further week despite the Bahraini authorities’ failure to bring any charges against him.

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18 December 2012

Twenty-eight people are at imminent risk of execution after their death sentences were ratified yesterday.

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13 December 2012

Instead of delivering justice and an impartial investigation into a blogger's death in custody, Iranian authorities have been intimidating his family members.

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06 December 2012

Dozens of student activists kept behind bars in Iran, some since 2009, must be freed immediately and unconditionally to mark National Student Day. 

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04 December 2012

A new Amnesty International report says abuses committed by an al-Qa’ida affiliate and Yemeni government forces must be independently investigated.

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28 November 2012

Some 15 men are being held following their arrest in Riyadh during a peaceful protest at the continued detention and ill-treatment of relatives.

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13 November 2012

Undocumented foreign nationals in Libya are at risk of exploitation, arbitrary and indefinite detention, as well as beatings, sometimes amounting to torture.

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01 November 2012

Nine women held in Tehran's Evin prison have started a hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment by prison guards.

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