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

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13 January 2010
Amnesty International has again urged the Chinese authorities to end censorship of the internet after online firm Google raised concern about the hacking of activists' email accounts.
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12 January 2010
JS Tissainayagam was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on terrorism charges last year, after criticizing the government.
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22 December 2009
Charged with 'inciting subversion of state power', the scholar is one of hundreds of signatories of Charter 08, a proposal for political reform in China.
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07 December 2009
Former prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei spent over two years in a Chinese Re-education through Labour (RTL) camp until his release in July 2008.
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03 December 2009
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24 November 2009
In October, the Myanmar authorities arrested at least 10 political activists and journalists for trying to help survivors of Cyclone Nargis. Their whereabouts is unknown.
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24 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged the Philippine authorities to carry out a full investigation into a brutal attack in Maguindanao province that has left at least 46 people dead.
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23 November 2009
Huang Qi has been sentenced to three years in prison for his work on behalf of families of five primary school pupils who died when school buildings collapsed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
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23 November 2009
At least 21 civilians have been killed in the southern province of Maguindanao. These are the first reported killings linked to national elections to be held in May 2010.
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20 November 2009
Chinese authorities must stop the harassment and arbitrary detention of dozens of human rights lawyers and activists who were targeted during US President Obama’s visit.
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13 November 2009
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10 November 2009
Following the execution of eight Uighurs and one Han Chinese individual, charged with offences committed during the July riots, the authorities have prosecuted a further 20 suspects.
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30 October 2009
Hairat Niyaz has been detained since 1 October. He is thought at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Family and friends believe his detention is due to comments he made about the recent unrest.
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28 October 2009
Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in the Indonesian province of West Papua, has received six anonymous SMS messages warning him that he will be killed if he leaves his home.
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20 October 2009
The Afghan government and its international supporters must immediately set out a clear and effective plan to ensure a credible second round of presidential election voting.
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07 October 2009
Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.
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30 September 2009
The government's increased surveillance, harassment and imprisonment of activists is to prevent them from raising human rights concerns that challenge the authorities' image of social harmony.
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17 September 2009
Dolkun Isa is being held by the South Korean authorities. If he is deported to China he would be at risk of arbitrary detention, unfair trial, torture and other ill-treatment and possibly the death penalty.
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