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

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24 September 2013

Any piracy charges against activists on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise would be manifestly unfounded, Amnesty International said after the Russian authorities released a statement on the case.

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18 September 2013

The Greek authorities must do everything in their power to prevent further politically motivated violence after a far-right supporter killed a musician and anti-fascist activist in the capital Athens this morning.

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12 September 2013

All countries should suspend shipments of tear gas, armoured vehicles and other riot control projectile equipment to Turkey.

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06 September 2013

The Armenian authorities must investigate the brutal attack on two Armenian activists and to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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21 August 2013

After the 1973 coup in Chile, Ambassador Frode Nilsen dined with the military dictatorship’s highest-ranking officers. Behind their backs he smuggled dissidents to Norway. By Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media

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02 August 2013

On the second anniversary of the arrest of Belarusian human rights activist  Ales Bialiatski, Amnesty International speaks to his wife about their struggle for justice.

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26 July 2013

A Russian appeal court decided to keep a second Pussy Riot punk band member behind bars for singing a protest song.

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24 July 2013

A Russian appeal court decision to refuse parole to Maria Alekhina, one of the Pussy Riot punk group singers jailed for singing a protest song in an Orthodox cathedral is a further travesty of justice.

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22 July 2013

More than 100 internationally renowned musicians have joined a worldwide call for the release of the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot ahead of their parole appeal hearings this week.

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18 July 2013

Aleksei Navalny, a popular informal opposition leader, was sentenced today to five years in a Russian prison colony after a politically motivated trial on highly questionable charges of embezzlement.

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11 July 2013

A new Amnesty International report exposes how the security forces act with impunity and how torture in detention centres is rife.

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09 July 2013

Peaceful demonstrators were detained in Taksim yesterday after riot police used tear gas and water canons to clear the square and neighbouring Gezi park.

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01 July 2013

New laws in Russia criminalise blasphemy and outlaw public activism by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals.

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26 June 2013

The municipal authorities of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, have said a Pride Parade organized for 27 July cannot be held in the city centre and failed to propose an alternative route.

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16 June 2013

Police in Turkey are refusing to acknowledge that they have people in custody following mass detentions carried out during the night in Istanbul.

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11 June 2013

The space for free expression in Russia shrank further today after the State Duma in Moscow passed two new bills aimed at stamping out minority views.

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11 June 2013

Turkish riot police this morning once again used tear gas and water cannon against peaceful protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park.

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05 June 2013

Sometimes a simple but potentially revolutionary idea can change the world for the better. But it often takes a crisis to galvanize people to take action, and that's how the idea for a global Arms Trade Treaty was born.

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03 June 2013

The number of activists injured across Turkey as a result of police abuse will continue to escalate unless the authorities bring police tactics in line with basic human rights standards, Amnesty International said today.

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27 May 2013

Amnesty International paid tribute today to Christopher Keith Hall, a long-serving senior legal adviser at the organization, who died, aged 66, after a battle with cancer.

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