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

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02 December 2010

An ailing Chinese AIDS activist is at risk of being detained indefinitely on trumped up charges due to a legal loophole.

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01 December 2010

Bai Dongping is held on the charge of "incitement to subvert state power" after he posted a photograph of the 1989 pro-democracy protests on the web.

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30 November 2010

Security forces use excessive force against demonstrators taking part in a national day-long strike.

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17 November 2010

Online activist Cheng Jianping was sentenced after having retweeted a satirical suggestion that the Japanese Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo be attacked.

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13 November 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.

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05 November 2010

The Myanmar government’s attacks on the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association compromise the country’s first elections in 20 years, says Amnesty International.

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27 October 2010

Amnesty International condemns the nine and seven-year prison sentences given to three activists in Viet Nam for carrying out their legitimate work on labour rights.

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18 October 2010

Following Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize win, Amnesty International profiles five other prominent Chinese activists who have been locked up for daring to criticise the government.

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11 October 2010

Liu Xia, the wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, is reported to have been detained by police and forced to leave Beijing to visit her husband in prison in Liao Ning province.

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08 October 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Chinese authorities to release all prisoners of conscience detained in the country after imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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08 October 2010

Raymond Manalo recalls the horror of his enforced disappearance and torture at the hands of Philippines security forces.

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29 September 2010

Eight men and two women convicted of 'gathering a crowd to disturb social order' following a Feb 2009 demonstration outside a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

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16 September 2010

World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.

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13 September 2010

Yusuf Sapakoly, 52, died of kidney failure after being refused access to adequate medical assistance by prison authorities.

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13 September 2010

Chen Guangcheng and his family have been kept under unofficial house arrest since he was released from prison last week after serving a four-year sentence.

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07 September 2010

Two men from Greenpeace found guilty of theft and trespass and sentenced to one-year jail terms, suspended for three years.

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01 September 2010

Human rights groups, including Amnesty International, have urged the Cambodian government to immediately release a human rights worker who was sentenced to two years in prison for giving out anti-government leaflets.

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04 August 2010

Amnesty International has warned that 10 Malukan political activists detained by Indonesia’s special anti-terrorism police are facing a high risk of torture.

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30 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges.

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09 July 2010

Chinese security forces last night cancelled a documentary screening by an HIV/AIDS education group, which Amnesty International is strongly criticising as part of the ongoing harassment of peaceful public health educators.

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