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

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28 April 2009
The year-long trial of Indian human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen suffered another delay on Monday, further prolonging the doctor's unjust stay in jail.
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14 April 2009
The Chinese authorities have released a National Human Rights Action Plan that, in some areas, includes concrete targets for 2010.
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27 March 2009
Four detained border guards have died in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.
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25 March 2009
The suspensions appear to be part of an ongoing government led crackdown on an array of perceived opponents, just days before Najib Tun Razak is appointed Prime Minis
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25 March 2009
A South Korean television journalist and trade unionist has been held by police after he was arrested on the eve of a strike over wage disputes and government interf
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17 March 2009
Amnesty International has written to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights following a meeting between a delegation from the organization and the Nepalese Presid
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10 March 2009
The Chinese authorities' failure to address the long-standing grievances of the Tibetan people, has fuelled protests that have continued over the past 12 months.
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10 March 2009
A US federal judge has ordered the US government to provide updated information on the detainees held in Bagram airbase in Afghanistan by 11 March.
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05 March 2009

Saturday marks the first anniversary of the detention of Sri Lankan journalist and human rights activist, Jayaprakash Sittampalam Tissainayagam.

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25 February 2009
Pakistan's new civilian government has failed to provide information about hundreds of cases of people believed to be held secretly by the government.
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24 February 2009
Twenty-four political prisoners have been set free in Myanmar after the government announced that it would release 6,313 prisoners. 
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06 February 2009
Amnesty International has said that the Chinese government’s report to the UN Universal Periodic Review whitewashes serious human rights abuses being committed
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28 January 2009
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama rejected as "false" the choice between safety and respect for human rights.
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14 January 2009
Authorities in Shanghai detained a prominent female activist on Monday and assigned her to seven days administrative detention.
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07 January 2009
One of China's best-known dissidents has been under house arrest since 8 December, after he signed a campaign for political and rights reform in China, known as Charte
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05 January 2009
Two men wrongfully convicted of the murder of trade union leader Chea Vichea, have been released on bail after nearly five years in prison.
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23 December 2008
After more than 14 days in detention, it appears that Chinese authorities intend to seriously prosecute the dissident literary scholar, Liu Xiaobo.
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17 December 2008
The European Parliament has honoured a jailed Chinese dissident in absentia with its top human rights award.
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10 December 2008
Irene Khan writes about the continuing human rights issues around the world as Amnesty International celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Hu
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17 November 2008
Ninety-two children are among a group of 158 Lao Hmong refugees who have been held under harsh conditions at a detention centre in Thailand for two years.
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