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

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17 May 2011
13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

10 May 2011

El Salvador needs to protect journalists at a community radio station who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats.

06 May 2011

Ruling gives same-sex couples same rights as married heterosexuals.

04 May 2011

Amnesty International asks the US and Pakistani authorities to clarify aspects of the operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed.

26 April 2011

Amnesty International renews its call on US authorities to release or give fair trials to remaining detainees after leaked files reveal fresh details about detention centre.

20 April 2011

Private Bradley Manning is moving to a less harsh detention centre after 10 months in a military brig on accusations of giving documents to Wikileaks.

14 April 2011

Government urged to investigate links between gangs and public officials, following the arrest of 16 police officers accused of working with gang members responsible for mass killings near the US border.

08 April 2011

Clashes between protesters and police over a mining project have left three dead over the past week and scores injured.

07 April 2011

Authorities urged to conduct a full investigation into the deaths of 59 people, whose bodies were found on a route used by migrants travelling to the USA.

07 April 2011

Pennsylvania Attorney General set to decide whether to appeal ruling that could allow murder suspect Jordan Brown to face juvenile court.

05 April 2011

Guantanamo detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried by a military commission rather than in an ordinary federal court. 

24 March 2011

Private Bradley Manning has been held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day and subjected to other unreasonable restrictions since July 2010.

23 March 2011

Authorities urged to halt the evictions by security forces which have so far left 2,500 people homeless and resulted in the death of one man.

23 March 2011

Authorities urged not to force activists into exile after José Ferrer and Félix Navarro, the final two from a group of 75 detained in March 2003, were freed.

17 March 2011

Amnesty International urges several US states to abandon planned legislation that would drastically restrict workers' rights.

17 March 2011

Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to two prominent women activists forced to flee their homes after receiving death threats for their human rights work.

16 March 2011

Cuba is still stifling freedom of expression despite high profile prisoner releases, continuing to harass, arrest and intimidate hundreds of activists.

11 March 2011

Activist Néstor Rodríguez Lobaina was detained for his human rights work three months ago and is set to face trial at the end of March.

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