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

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24 September 2009
Two Iranian refugees remain in detention in Turkey despite a European Court of Human Rights ruling on Tuesday should be released, according to Amnesty International.
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08 September 2009
Russia's Supreme Court ordered a new investigation into the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya on Thursday.
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13 August 2009
Ali Ben Sassi Toumi has been accused of 'membership of a terrorist organization', 'providing expertise and logistical support to a terrorist organization' and fraud.
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10 August 2009
Amnesty International has reiterated its call for an independent public inquiry into allegations of UK complicity in torture.
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28 July 2009
Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded the 2009 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award.
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24 July 2009
Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev face up to five years in prison after organizing a Moscow art exhibition. Artists and writers have sent a letter expressing their co
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22 July 2009
The Czech Republic finally ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.
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14 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament voted on Tuesday to adopt a controversial law that institutionalizes homophobia.
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09 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on whether to overturn a Presidential veto on a discriminatory law that institutionalizes homophobia.
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25 June 2009
Russia's Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of three men accused of involvement in the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
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17 June 2009
The Lithuanian parliament has passed a law that prohibits the discussion of homosexuality in schools and bans any reference to it in public information that can be v
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10 June 2009
The highest court in the United Kingdom has ruled that people have the right to know the information used against them to impose control orders, so that they can eff
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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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15 May 2009
The Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday 16 May in Riga, Latvia, will go ahead after a ban against the event was lifted.
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14 May 2009
The planned Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, has been banned.
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08 May 2009
The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has not delivered on the promises he made about human rights during his first year in power.
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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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23 March 2009
More people were executed in Asia than in any other part of the world in 2008. By contrast, in Europe, only one country continues to use the death penalty: Belarus.
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20 March 2009
Amnesty International has called on other European governments to follow Ireland's lead in offering to accept a small number of Guantánamo detainees who the U
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13 March 2009
All three are reported to have been beaten and otherwise ill-treated while in detention. Two have already been detained for four years.
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