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

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03 June 2009
US President Barack Obama begins his trip to the Middle East with a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
01 June 2009
An "horrific" public execution and crucifixion of a man in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by Amnesty International.
01 June 2009
An "horrific" public execution and crucifixion of a man in Saudi Arabia has been condemned by Amnesty International.
28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
21 May 2009
A prominent Libyan political activist died in hospital in Jordan on Thursday following his release from detention in Libya just over two weeks ago.
15 May 2009
Armed security forces used tear gas and shot at the offices of the Aden-based Arabic daily al-Ayyam in Yemen on Wednesday.
14 May 2009
The US administration moved on Thursday to block publication of photographs depicting abuse of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.
12 May 2009
US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi was released from jail in Iran on Monday following international and domestic protests at her detention.
12 May 2009
Two men who were juveniles at the time of their alleged crimes were among five men beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
11 May 2009
A blockade by security forces of the offices of a Yemeni newspaper, aiming to prevent distribution of copies of the paper, has entered its second week.
07 May 2009
07 May 2009
The lives of migrants and asylum-seekers have been put at risk by a squabble between the Italian and Maltese authorities over their obligations to respond to maritim
03 May 2009
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
01 May 2009
Iranian authorities executed Delara Darabi on Friday morning, Amnesty International has revealed.
01 May 2009
As workers around the world unite on May Day, two of Iran's most prominent trade unionists languish in prison.
01 May 2009
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have announced that they will open an investigation into allegations of serious criminal assault committed by a member of
27 April 2009
Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was jailed for eight years for spying earlier this month, has pledged to stay on hunger strike until she is released.
24 April 2009
The Israel Defense Forces' probe has concluded that it committed no human rights violations and made only rare mistakes, some of which may have resulted in the killing
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