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

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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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24 November 2011

A new report provides first-hand stories of women resisting forced eviction from their homes and land

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17 November 2011

Valsa John, who worked with Indigenous communities affected by coal mining, was beaten to death in her home.

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14 November 2011

Almost 3,000 Chinese villagers have reportedly signed a petition calling for the release of a Falun Gong practictioner who may have been tortured.

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11 November 2011

Reports that supporters intend to take action on Chen Guangcheng's 40th birthday have prompted fears of confrontation with security officials.

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10 October 2011

One protester has been killed and several injured in clashes with police at a US-owned mine in eastern Indonesia.

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05 October 2011

A year after he was awarded the Nobel peace prize, activist Liu Xiabo continues to be held incommunicado, while his wife is under house arrest.

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19 September 2011

Around 90 families are at imminent risk of losing their homes as a development company continues to clear the land for construction.

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16 September 2011

Prime Minister Najib Razak plans to repeal the Internal Security Act, which allows the authorities to detain people indefinitely without charge or trial.

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09 September 2011

Wang Lihong has been sentenced to nine months in prison in connection with her support for bloggers.

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12 August 2011

Amnesty International calls for release of 56-year-old activist detained after organizing a demonstration in support of bloggers.

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10 August 2011

A French-Vietnamese blogger who has spoken out about environmental issues, has been sentenced to three years in prison on national security charges.

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10 August 2011

At least three people were killed when police fired on 500 farmers gathered to protest a pipeline bringing water to an industrial township.

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29 July 2011

The activists, known as the E06, were arrested in relation to an electoral reform rally and held without charge for a month

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