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

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13 October 2009
Yoani Sánchez was due to accept an award for her journalism in New York. This is the fourth time she has been refused permission by the authorities to travel outside Cuba in the past two years.
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09 October 2009
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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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30 September 2009
Marvin Ortiz, a journalist with Radio Globo in Honduras, talks to Amnesty International about how the station was forcibly and violently shut down in a joint police and military operation.
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22 July 2009
Usra al-Hussein’s imprisonment for almost a year, may have been related to her efforts to communicate with an international organization regarding the detention conditions of her husband.
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06 July 2009
Protests are escalating in Honduras with reports of protestors being beaten. Nineteen-year-old protestor, Isis Obed Murillo, died from gunshot wounds on Sunday.
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30 June 2009
Further demonstrations are expected in support of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted on Sunday.
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28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
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28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
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12 May 2009
US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi was released from jail in Iran on Monday following international and domestic protests at her detention.
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03 May 2009
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
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27 March 2009
Officials involved in opening Guatemala's police archives and members of their families have been threatened and attacked in recent days.
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19 March 2009
The Cuban authorities took action on Tuesday to suppress peaceful demonstrations marking the 6th anniversary of a crackdown against dissidents.
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18 March 2009
Human rights activists marking the 6-year detention of 57 people imprisoned in Cuba for expressing their right to freedom of expression and association are facing on
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12 March 2009
Five members of a Guerrero-based human rights organization are still being held in prison nearly a year after their arrest, despite insufficient evidence against them.
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29 February 2008
Cuba signed two major human rights treaties at the UN in New York on Thursday.
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19 February 2008
Amnesty International has called on the new Cuban government to allow UN human rights bodies and independent human rights organizations to visit the country.
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18 February 2008
The Cuban authorities released four activists from prison over the weekend.
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05 November 2007
"The freedom of the press and the freedom of journalists to do their job are in everyone's best interest," writes the President of the International Federati
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03 May 2007
2006 was a year in which killings of reporters and media staff reached historic levels. All of society pays the price when journalists are killed with impunity and cen
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