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

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03 April 2013

A comedian associated with famed satirist Bassem Youssef is the latest target of Egypt's escalating crackdown on criticism.

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26 March 2013

Algerian authorities stop a delegation of 96 civil society activists and trade unionists from crossing the border into Tunisia.

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22 March 2013

All activists and writers held for insulting the ruler, IT crimes and taking part in unauthorized protests are said to have been released.

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15 March 2013

Two years since the Syrian uprising began, we speak to Amnesty Researcher Cilina Nasser and Senior Crisis Advisor Donatella Rovera about the conflict so far.

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12 March 2013

A newspaper editor was charged with defamation in Libya after publishing a list of judges allegedly involved in corruption.

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08 March 2013

A TV station in Tripoli was attacked after it broadcasted a debate about a law that would ban those who held office during the al-Gaddafi years from participating in public institutions.

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06 March 2013

The Upper House of parliament in Egypt prepares to debate laws that would severely restrict the work of independent civil society organizations and limit freedom of assembly.

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01 March 2013

Hundreds of people are detained in Saudi Arabia in the wake of a protest against the incarceration without charge or trial of their relatives.

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20 February 2013

The Yemeni authorities must end the routine violent repression of freedom of assembly by its security forces, Amnesty International said ahead of mass demonstrations planned in the south of the country.

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20 February 2013

Two years after thousands of people took to the streets of Rabat, Casablanca and other cities in Morocco calling for reform, repression of protests in Morocco remains routine.

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14 February 2013

Prisoners of conscience remain behind bars and activists continue to be jailed just for expressing their views, two years on from Bahrain's 2011 protests

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12 February 2013

A temporary ban on YouTube imposed in Egypt over an anti-Islamic video sends "a dangerous message of intolerance", Amnesty International has said.

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06 February 2013

Military forces in the Yemeni capital Sana’a must not use unlawful force against dozens of injured protesters.

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30 January 2013

Journalists arrested in the past few days are accused of cooperating with "anti-revolutionary" Persian-language media organizations outside Iran.

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28 January 2013

Iran must release all journalists being held solely for carrying out their legitimate work, Amnesty International urged after more than a dozen reporters were arrested amid newspaper raids.

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25 January 2013

Iraq must immediately investigate the killings of protesters in Fallujah in accordance with international standards. 

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24 January 2013

Egypt must ensure the deaths of hundreds of protesters since early 2011 are independently and effectively investigated if it wants to move beyond the abuses that defined the Mubarak era.

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24 January 2013

A former Saudi Arabian diplomat who was due to be deported from Qatar to his native country was able to travel to Morocco after receiving support from Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee.

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22 January 2013

Oussama Bouajila and Chahine Berrich from an anti-poverty street art group were charged after they were caught writing slogans in support of the poor.

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15 January 2013

Six jailed reformists in Saudi Arabia must be released immediately and unconditionally after they were offered a royal “pardon” on the condition they sign pledges renouncing their public activism.

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