Amnesty International Report 2007 - the state of the world's human rights
This overview, an extract from the Annual Report 2007, shows how the politics of fear dominated 2006. Unprincipled leaders deliberately manipulated fear to create divisions, stifle dissent and evade accountability. Governments fostered a climate of intolerance that fuelled conflict and human rights abuses, creating a rights vacuum which armed groups and corporations exploited for their own ends. The pamphlet also includes regional overviews.
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- Iran: Authorities order guillotine machine to amputate prisoners’ fingers days after flogging a labour rights activist
- Russian Federation: joint statement on the expulsion of Vanessa Kogan from Russia
- Kazakhstan: Human Rights Groups Under Pressure, Tax Officials Should End Harassment and Withdraw Their Notices