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

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16 October 2012

The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and stop detaining peaceful protesters.

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19 September 2012

The UN Human Rights Council's review of the human rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless it is followed by concrete action. 

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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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29 August 2012

Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.

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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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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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09 August 2012

Authorities urged to release 13 opposition activists serving prison sentences on charges relating to their participation in pro-reform protests.

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09 August 2012

A Saudi Arabian cleric and outspoken critic of the Saudi government held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognizably criminal offence or released, Amnesty International has said.

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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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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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31 July 2012

At least 35 activists are believed to have been detained since 16 July and are thought to be at risk of torture.

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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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18 July 2012

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

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17 July 2012

More than 20 Omani activists face prison terms after being charged with offences linked to the exercise of their freedom of expression and assembly.

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16 July 2012

Forcing a stateless man born in the UAE to choose between indefinite detention there or exile in Thailand heralds a further decline in the UAE’s human rights situation.

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13 July 2012

Authorities urged to allow the community of stateless individuals known as Bidun to exercise their rights in line with international standards

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12 July 2012

Authorities urged to allow people to exercise their right to freedom of expression after an opposition group rally is banned.

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11 July 2012

Prominent human rights activist and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab receives three-month prison sentence on charges of libel.

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11 July 2012

Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand has been on hunger strike since 26 May in protest at being denied permission to visit his sick son in hospital.

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