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

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10 August 2009
Four student leaders arrested and detained last week while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, have been released.
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06 August 2009
Four student leaders were arrested and detained while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, on Wednesday.
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20 July 2009
A "Day of Action" for the people of Gambia will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in 12 different locations around the world including West Africa, US, U
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09 July 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to put in place an impartial and independent police oversight body.
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23 June 2009
Secretary General Irene Khan expressed her concern at the continuing human rights violations in Zimbabwe, when she met with the country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangi
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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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22 May 2009
The inauguration of the Inclusive Government in Zimbabwe brought hope of change, but human rights violations targeted at human rights and political activists persis
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14 May 2009
The remaining three of 18 political and human rights activists who were re-detained in Zimbabwe last week have all been released on bail.
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06 May 2009
Fifteen of the eighteen Zimbabwean human rights and political activists who were re-detained yesterday have now been released on bail, though three remain in custody
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29 April 2009
The authorities in Zimbabwe have continued their persecution of two officials of the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party, the Movement for Democratic Change.
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29 April 2009
The sentencing of eleven men on Sunday, brings to 82 the number condemned to death for their involvement in the attack against the Sudanese government in Khartoum on 1
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27 April 2009
Human rights defenders from across Africa say they remain deeply concerned by the threats, harassment, intimidation and physical violence they continue to face in ca
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23 April 2009
The Mauritanian authorities have violently cracked down on two peaceful demonstrations this month.
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20 April 2009
The last three political prisoners who were abducted by state agents in Zimbabwe in December 2008 were released on bail on Friday.
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02 April 2009
Francisco José Fadul, a Court President and former Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, was beaten by military personnel at his home in Bissau in the early hours
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23 March 2009
Halifa Sallah is believed to have been arrested for articles he wrote criticising the use of witch doctors by the Gambian government.
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04 March 2009
Human rights workers Jestina Mukoko and Broderick Takawira have been released after three months in prison. Both were victims of enforced disappearance, unlawful arres
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20 January 2009
Questions and answers with Somali human rights activist, Zam Zam Adbullahi.
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14 January 2009
Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko was abducted from her home by armed state security agents, at around 5am on 3 December 2008.
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08 January 2009
The Charities and Societies Proclamation law could criminalise the human rights activities of both foreign and domestic non-governmental organizations.
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