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

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12 August 2010

Omar Khadr is facing five "war crime" charges, including a murder charge for allegedly throwing a grenade that fatally wounded a US soldier.

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09 August 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the Mexican authorities’ decision to pursue charges against human rights defender Raúl Hernández for a murder he did not commit..

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23 July 2010

The Tribal Law and Order Act, which was passed by the US House of Representatives this week, aims to address public safety issues in Indian territories.

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15 July 2010

The new legislation, passed by the senate this week, makes the country the first in Latin America to take this landmark step.

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24 June 2010

The release of a Cuban prisoner of conscience who spent almost a year in pre-trial detention at a maximum security prison after organizing protests critical of the government is long overdue

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22 June 2010

Cuban President Raúl Castro has been urged to release a prisoner of conscience set to face trial on spurious charges after he organised a protest against the authorities.

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11 June 2010

The Colombian government must not protect military officers from prosecution for human rights violations, Amnesty International has said.

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21 May 2010

Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja, who have refused food for a week, are being detained for campaigning against high electricity prices.

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21 April 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of Reynaldo Bignone, who was found guilty of torture, murder and several kidnappings that occured during the 1970s.

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05 March 2010
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17 February 2010

Henry Skinner is scheduled to become the 450th person to be executed in the state since judicial killing resumed in the USA in 1977.

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12 February 2010
Travis Bishop, a US army sergeant who refused to serve in Afghanistan because of his religious beliefs as a Christian, has had his year-long sentenced shortened by three months.
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12 February 2010
Alberta Alcántara and Teresa González Cornelio (pictured) were sentenced to 21 years in prison in January 2009, when they were convicted of kidnapping of six police officers.
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06 January 2010
Ricardo Ucán Ceca served almost 10 years of a 22-year sentence before he was released last month.
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09 December 2009

Tunisian nationals Adel Ben Mabrouk and Riadh Nasseri are suspected of having committed terrorism-related crimes in Italy prior to being held at the US detention centre.

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06 November 2009
Amnesty International has expressed concern that the Nicaraguan Supreme Court continues to delay its judgment on the legality of new criminal laws on abortion which entered into force in 2008.
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20 October 2009
A law in Uruguay that has allowed the police and military to get away with torture and murder should be annulled.
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09 October 2009
A Texas man who faces execution after jurors at his trial consulted the Bible when deliberating his fate should have his death sentence commuted, Amnesty International has said.
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30 September 2009
Honduran de facto president Roberto Micheletti urged to rescind a decree that provides sweeping new powers of detention to the police, bans all public meetings and imposes a 45 day curfew.
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24 September 2009
An Amnesty International campaigner, a musician and a member of the UK parliament are visiting death row inmate Troy Davis in the US state of Georgia.
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