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

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06 January 2010
Iranians banned from contact with more than 60 foreign institutions, including human rights organizations.
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28 December 2009
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23 December 2009
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18 December 2009
Aminatou Haidar, a Sahrawi activist who has spent the past month on hunger strike, has returned home and been reunited with her children.
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18 December 2009
Amnesty International has called for the release of an Iranian student leader whose arrest and detention have inspired men to cover their hair in an online solidarity photo campaign.
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17 December 2009
Aminatou Haidar has been on hunger strike since 15 November after she was expelled from Western Sahara by the Moroccan authorities.
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15 December 2009
The trial of five men accused of belonging to an unauthorized political party resumes at the Supreme State Security Court this week. The court does not operate in accordance with international standards of fair trial.
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09 December 2009
Blog written for Amnesty International by Shaimaa, the wife of human rights defender Musaad Suliman Hassan Hussei.
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07 December 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces that saw scores of protesters beaten and detained during student-led demonstrations.
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26 November 2009
Yousef Dheeb al-Hmoud was arrested at his home on 15 November. The authorities have not revealed where he is being held, why he was arrested or whether he will be charged.
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26 November 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of a dissenting Tunisian journalist who has been jailed for six months on trumped up charges after an unfair trial.
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24 November 2009
The Tunisian authorities must immediately release a well known government critic, journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
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16 November 2009
Reports that the Iranian government plans to establish "cyber police" to fight "crimes" on the internet indicate they are intensifying their attack on freedom of expression.
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13 November 2009
The Iranian authorities must halt the imminent execution of Sherko Moarefi, a Kurdish man convicted of "enmity against God" over his alleged membership of a proscribed Kurdish organization.
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11 November 2009
Ehsan Fattahian was hanged in connection with his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.
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10 November 2009
Ehsan Fattahian is to be executed on Wednesday, for his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group. Two other Iranian Kurdish men are also feared to be at imminent risk of execution.
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06 November 2009
Sixty-eight people held in connection with protests against unemployment and high living costs in the resource-rich Gafsa region have been released.
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05 November 2009
Amnesty International has called for the release of a human rights activist who went on trial this week for making a video about pollution in Tunisia and posting it on Facebook.
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04 November 2009
Amnesty International believes that charges have been brought against Haytham al-Maleh simply because he exercised his right to freedom of expression.
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