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

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16 May 2013

The Moroccan authorities must immediately launch a full, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that six Sahrawi activists – including a child – were tortured in police custody in Western Sahara.

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15 May 2013

Today’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on Syria is a positive step but it does little to address the immense ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in the country.

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29 April 2013

The Syrian authorities must immediately reveal the whereabouts of a 16-year-old boy who has been missing since November, Amnesty International urges.

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24 April 2013

Bahrain is clearly "not serious" about implementing human rights reforms, Amnesty International said after the Gulf kingdom cancelled a planned visit by the United Nations' torture expert.

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17 April 2013

As Bahrain steps into the global spotlight with the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix, there is a high risk that last year’s repressive tactics will be repeated, Amnesty International said today.

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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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