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

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04 May 2012

China says activist Chen Guangcheng will be allowed to go abroad to study but his wider family is still in detention.

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01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

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27 April 2012

Fears have risen for blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who made a bold escape from illegal house arrest.

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10 April 2012

Prominent Chinese housing activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin were jailed today on spurious charges.

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28 March 2012

Police beat and sexually harassed four women detained during an anti-government rally, according to testimony gathered by Amnesty International.

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08 March 2012

At least six people injured, some seriously, as combined forces of police and military attack around 300 demonstrators in the capital.

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01 March 2012

Pakistan's government has failed to protect religious minorities from systematic campaigns of violence and vilification.

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29 February 2012

Women in the Maldives describe how security forces violently suppressed their protest against the new president.

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10 February 2012

China has sentenced a veteran activist to seven years in prison for writing a poem urging people to support freedom.

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02 February 2012

Excessive force has been used on a number of occasions against peaceful demonstrations in Cambodia calling for land rights to be respected.

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24 January 2012

Chinese security forces in Sichuan Province have reportedly fired on Tibetan protestors for a second successive day.

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13 January 2012

The prisoner amnesty is the second this year and the fourth under Myanmar’s post-elections government.

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10 January 2012

A Maldivian blogger attacked and detained for organizing a peaceful demonstration has been released, while his attackers remain at large.

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09 January 2012

Malaysia's High Court acquitted Anwar Ibrahim of criminal sodomy charges, but the repressive statute that enabled his persecution is still on the books.

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24 December 2011

China must release activist Chen Wei, who has been sentenced to nine years prison for criticizing the Communist Party.

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14 December 2011

Villagers in Wukan have been protesting what they say is the local government’s latest attempt to secretly sell off their farmland to developers.

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09 December 2011

One year after Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, he and other Chinese activists still languish in jail.

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29 November 2011

Four Cambodian women face politically motivated charges over protests linked to forced evictions at Boueng Kak Lake in Phnom Penh.

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28 November 2011

If enacted, the Peaceful Assembly Bill would effectively prohibit street protests and fine demonstrators who fail to comply.

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24 November 2011
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