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

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12 December 2013

Turkmenistan’s authorities have simply paid lip service to reform in a bid to appease the international community said Amnesty International in the run up to parliamentary elections this weekend.

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12 December 2013

A rundown of restrictions on human rights in Russia as the country marks the 20th anniversary of its post-Soviet Constitution.

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09 December 2013

Hakan Yaman’s life changed forever when police officers attacked him during the June 2013 protests in Istanbul, Turkey.

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09 December 2013

Hakan Yaman’s life changed forever when police officers attacked him during the June 2013 protests in Istanbul, Turkey.

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30 November 2013

The violent dispersal of demonstrators on Independence Square (Maidan) in the centre of Kyiv on Saturday morning shows a shameful disregard for the right to peacefully protest said Amnesty International.

 

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28 November 2013

A Russian court has for the first time ordered a non-governmental organization to register as a "foreign agent" under a sinister law that is being used to crush independent civil society in the country.

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20 November 2013

A restrictive "foreign agents law" adopted a year ago is choking independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Russia, Amnesty International said as the Winter Olympic Games to be held in the Russian city of Sochi approach. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4


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13 November 2013

Azerbaijani authorities urged to halt crackdown on freedom of expression as journalist and writer who criticized the government are jailed on trumped-up charges.

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06 November 2013

The continuing refusal to disclose the whereabouts of a member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who is rumoured to be in transfer to a prison colony in Siberia, shows the authorities’ unrelenting efforts to silence her.

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04 November 2013

The Russian authorities must promptly find and bring to justice all those responsible for a violent homophobic attack in St Petersburg that has left two people injured, including one who has been left blind in one eye, Amnesty International said.

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24 October 2013

The new “hooliganism” charges levelled against crew members involved in last month’s Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise protest in Russian waters are inappropriate and should be dropped.

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16 October 2013

Russian authorities' attempts to stifle human rights work in the country are increasing, Amnesty International warns after NGO loses lawsuit triggered by repressive new law.

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08 October 2013

Harassment, intimidation, ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests, fabricated charges and unfair trials are all part of the arsenal the Azerbaijani authorities are employing in the run up to the presidential elections.

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04 October 2013

The Moscow authorities’ refusal to allow a small Amnesty International event to highlight Russia’s appalling human rights record ahead of the Sochi Olympics demonstrates the lack of tolerance for freedom of expression in the coutry.

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03 October 2013

As the Olympic torch arrives in Moscow ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Amnesty International is launching a worldwide campaign to highlight Russia’s increasingly deplorable human rights record.

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02 October 2013

Turkish authorities committed human rights violations on a massive scale in the government’s attempts to crush the Gezi Park protests this summer.

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02 October 2013

The “piracy” charge levelled against activists from the global environmental group Greenpeace today in Russia is absurd and damaging to the rule of law and must be dropped immediately.

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30 September 2013

Ales Bialiatski, a Belarusian human rights activist and a prisoner of conscience, was awarded the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.

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25 September 2013

The Russian prison authorities’ decision to move an imprisoned member of the punk band Pussy Riot to solitary confinement after she complained about prison conditions is yet another sign of suppression of free speech in the country.

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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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