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

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30 October 2009
The assault of two independent journalists in Tunisia and the arrest of a third in the wake of last week's elections must be punished, Amnesty International said.
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29 October 2009
Amnesty International is calling on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to immediately retract his statement on Wednesday that criticising the outcome of June’s presidential election is a crime.
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27 October 2009
Dr Mohammad Maleki has been held incommunicado since his arrest in August. Amnesty International has expressed grave concern for his health as he is suffering from serious illnesses.
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23 October 2009
Up to 68 people are said to have been arrested during a prayer service in support of activists detained following protests after June’s presidential election.
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21 October 2009
Iranian-American academic Kian Tajbakhsh has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, for his alleged part in the protests following the June presidential election.
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19 October 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to dismiss legal action against former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi.
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06 October 2009
Muhammad al-Maqalih was abducted by a group of men in an unmarked van. It is thought  he is being held because of his criticism of the government over the armed clashes in Sa'da.
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02 October 2009
The Iranian authorities banned a prominent human rights activist from leaving the country on Friday.
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21 September 2009
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04 September 2009
Caspian Makan, the fiancé of the young woman killed in the recent protests in Iran, has been held in detention since 26 June, after he made a statement linking her murder to pro-government militia.
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17 August 2009
Allegations that election protesters were tortured and raped in detention must be urgently investigated by the Iranian authorities.
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12 August 2009
Over 100 people are on trial for fomenting protests against the disputed result of Iran's 12 June presidential election. Amnesty International has challenged the Iranian authorities to open up the court to international observers.
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24 July 2009
Thousands of activists in over 105 countries will participate in a Global Day of Action on Saturday, to demonstrate solidarity with those whose human rights are being
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22 July 2009
Thirty six Iranian Army officers, a French student, activists, journalists and lawyers are among those detained as waves of arrests and killings continue unabated in I
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22 July 2009
Usra al-Hussein’s imprisonment for almost a year, may have been related to her efforts to communicate with an international organization regarding the detention conditions of her husband.
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14 July 2009
The fate of the detainees, who could have faced the death penalty if found guilty, remains undecided after their trial was postponed.
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10 July 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces against demonstrators in Tehran commemorating the tenth anniversary of 18 T
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09 July 2009
Demonstrations planned to mark the tenth anniversary of the brutal suppression of student-led protests by security forces in Iran, must be allowed to go ahead peaceful
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19 June 2009
Ayatollah Khamenei's televised address calls for an end to street protests against the outcome of the election and warns people that if they continue to take to the st
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