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

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16 May 2012

Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience have launched a hunger strike in the run-up to the Eurovision in Baku.

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14 May 2012

Just weeks before Azerbaijan hosts the Eurovision song contest, police have violently broken up two peaceful protests in the capital.

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04 May 2012

Under repressive new laws in St Petersburg, a prominent LGBTI rights activist has been fined for spreading "gay propaganda".

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03 May 2012

Azerbaijani campaigner Emin Milli tells Amnesty International how his blogs revealing government abuse landed him in jail for 16 months.

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01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

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18 April 2012

Just weeks before Azerbaijan's capital Baku hosts the Eurovision, journalists who tried to film illegal house demolitions were violently assaulted by police.

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16 April 2012

Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau was among two prisoners of conscience released over the weekend.

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20 March 2012

Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.

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15 March 2012

An investigative journalist in Azerbaijan has become the victim of a smear campaign after investigating government corruption.

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06 March 2012

Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.

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02 March 2012

In Moldova, four local councils have moved to ban demonstrations by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

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29 February 2012

Russia’s next president must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda.

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10 February 2012

A proposed trade agreement aimed at protecting intellectual property could pose a threat to a wide range of human rights.

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01 February 2012

Russia is urged not to block the UN Security Council's efforts to end human rights violations in Syria.

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24 January 2012

A pending French bill would threaten freedom of expression by making it a crime to call into question historical events labelled "genocide" in French law.

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20 January 2012

Moscow court closes criminal proceedings against Oleg Orlov, head of Russian human rights organization Memorial.

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16 January 2012

New Constitution and media laws could have serious consequences for human rights in the country.

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16 January 2012

The authorities ignore calls to address state officials' alleged involvement in the killing of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink.

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16 December 2011

Russian authorities must promptly investigate the murder of courageous Dagestan journalist Khadzhimurad Kamalov.

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07 December 2011

Since demonstrations started, there have been numerous reports of beatings of peaceful protesters by the police and denial of medical treatment.

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