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

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18 June 2009
In this editorial piece, Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan considers the consequences of Iran's 'stolen election', the government's abuse of human r
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17 June 2009
Demonstrations against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed election victory have spread to all corners of the country.
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15 June 2009
Thousands of demonstrators faced a violent response when they took to the streets in Iran on Saturday to protest against the announcement of the victory of incumbent
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05 June 2009
Iran's tenth presidential election on 12 June, will take place against a backdrop of discrimination, worsening repression of dissent and violent unrest.
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03 June 2009
US President Barack Obama begins his trip to the Middle East with a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
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28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
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28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
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15 May 2009
Armed security forces used tear gas and shot at the offices of the Aden-based Arabic daily al-Ayyam in Yemen on Wednesday.
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12 May 2009
US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi was released from jail in Iran on Monday following international and domestic protests at her detention.
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11 May 2009
A blockade by security forces of the offices of a Yemeni newspaper, aiming to prevent distribution of copies of the paper, has entered its second week.
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03 May 2009
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
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01 May 2009
As workers around the world unite on May Day, two of Iran's most prominent trade unionists languish in prison.
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27 April 2009
Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was jailed for eight years for spying earlier this month, has pledged to stay on hunger strike until she is released.
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23 April 2009
Nechirvan Barzani promised to make the security forces accountable for cases of arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearances and other ill-treatment.
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21 April 2009
Iran has been urged to release the Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was sentenced to eight years in jail after being convicted as a spy.
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14 April 2009
The authorities in Bahrain released all 178 political prisoners on Sunday after they were pardoned by the King of Bahrain.
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07 April 2009
At least 20 people are still held in detention in Egypt after peaceful protests on Monday.
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23 March 2009
At least 10 people were arrested this month after demonstrations against the arrest by security forces of Shi’a visitors to the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in
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23 March 2009
Experts of the Human Rights Council have concluded that the Egyptian authorities have detained blogger Karim Amer arbitrarily for his online criticisms and for exerc
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18 March 2009

Students are being detained for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, in what may be an attempt to stifle debate and dissent b

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