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

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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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17 March 2009

Syrian writer Habib Saleh has been sentenced to three years in prison for criticizing the country's government in a series of articles published on the internet.

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06 March 2009
Lawyer and former prisoner of conscience Mohamed Abbou has been denied permission to leave Tunisia for the seventh time since his release from prison in July 2007.
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27 February 2009
Mona Said Thabet, her husband Yasser Naguib Mahran and their three children have been the targets of a campaign of harassment and intimidation.
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27 February 2009
Kurdish student Hana Abdi was released from prison on Thursday after spending nearly 16 months in detention.
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09 February 2009
Ayatollah Khomeini promised that all Iranians would be free. However, the past 30 years have been characterised by persistent human rights violations.
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05 February 2009
Those sentenced were accused of leading unrest against unemployment and high living costs in the phosphate-rich Gafsa region of south-east Tunisia earlier in 2008.
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02 February 2009
Four Egyptian newspaper editors convicted of publishing offences under a controversial press law have had their one-year prison sentences overturned by a Cairo Appea
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23 December 2008

The Iranian authorities have forced the closure of the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) in Tehran, co-founded by 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin E

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15 December 2008
A court in Tunisia has handed down sentences of up to 10 years' imprisonment against 33 workers and trade union activists after an unfair trial.
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15 December 2008
The Libyan authorities have allowed political reform activist Idriss Boufayed to travel to Switzerland to seek medical treatment for cancer.
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26 November 2008
The Court of Appeals in Algiers upheld the conviction of a prominent human rights lawyer, Amine Sidhoum, on Wednesday.
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12 November 2008
The Marrakesh Court of Appeals in Morocco has upheld a lower court's guilty verdict against an 18-year-old student for insulting the King.
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30 October 2008
Twelve members of the opposition coalition the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change are convicted of "weakening national sentiment.
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10 October 2008
Arrested for trying to organize a peaceful demonstration critical of the Libyan government, Idriss Boufayed has been released on humanitarian grounds, after being diag
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08 October 2008
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has pardoned Ibrahim Eissa, who was charged with publishing information considered "damaging to the public interest and Egypt's
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08 October 2008
Twelve people are charged with "weakening national sentiment" for attending a meeting of the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change.
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18 September 2008
The Court of Appeal in Agadir, Morocco, has overturned the two-year sentence imposed on blogger Mohamed Erraji.
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