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

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14 September 2012

Every day children and other civilians are being killed and injured in indiscriminate air bombardments and artillery strikes by government armed forces all over Syria.

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12 September 2012

The killing of at least four people in an attack on the US consulate compound in Benghazi is an inexcusable act and the perpetrators must be brought to justice.

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11 September 2012

Children's drawings and testimonies from families taking refuge inside Lebanon reveal the horror they faced before fleeing Syria.

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11 September 2012

A string of recent court rulings in the Omani capital Muscat are crushing free speech in Oman.

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07 September 2012

Libya's new Congress and justice system struggle to break a legacy of systematic human rights violations.

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05 September 2012

Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.

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29 August 2012

Enforced disappearances - a crime under international law - are still carried out in many countries around the world.

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23 August 2012

Civilians are enduring a horrific level of violence in the battle between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters for control of Aleppo.

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16 August 2012

Court finds Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, guilty of taking part in an “illegal gathering” among other charges.

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08 August 2012

The conviction of a dozen more Omani activists on protest-related charges is a further sign of the growing intolerance of dissent in the country.

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07 August 2012

New satellite images from Aleppo show the increased use of heavy weaponry, including near residential areas

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03 August 2012

A Free Syrian Army probe into the alleged unlawful killings of 14 members of the al-Berri clan must be impartial and independent, and its results referred to the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria.

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03 August 2012

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan surprised most observers with his resignation as joint UN-Arab League envoy on Syria

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01 August 2012

A new Amnesty International report says the assault by state forces on Aleppo is the culmination of months of a brutal crackdown on dissident voices.

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01 August 2012

Armed militiamen in Libya must immediately and unconditionally release seven Iranian Red Crescent members abducted in Benghazi.

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25 July 2012

Reports suggest that Syrian government forces and armed opposition groups have been deliberately and unlawfully killing captured opponents.

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23 July 2012

Amnesty International urges Bahrain to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of appeals in prominent cases.

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20 July 2012

As members of the opposition become better equipped with weapons and armaments, more and more civilians are being exposed to danger as fighting intensifies in populated urban areas.

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19 July 2012

The UN Security Council's veto will further embolden those on all sides of the Syria conflict who are directing and committing abuses and crimes with impunity.

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18 July 2012

The UAE authorities must release activists and human rights defenders arrested amid an intensified crackdown.

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