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

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24 July 2013

The Yemeni authorities must respond to allegations that an investigative journalist was ill-treated and arbitrarily imprisoned based on his work to reveal the US military’s role in a deadly 2009 attack.

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09 July 2013

New allegations of torture of people arrested after clashes between the Lebanese army and fighters supporting the Sunni Muslim cleric Ahmed al-Asseer in Lebanon, last month.

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28 June 2013

The mother of Palestinian born in Iraq currently on death row talks about how his son was tortured into confessing to a crime he says, he didn't commit.

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27 June 2013

United Arab Emirates state security officers have subjected detainees to systematic mistreatment, including torture, say hand-written letters from detainees smuggled out of jails.

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26 June 2013

The Syrian authorities must drop charges against five human rights activists whose "patently unfair" terror trial has been put on hold for two months.

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20 June 2013

A new briefing highlights the unacceptable treatment of thousands of foreign nationals in detention facilities in Libya.

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23 May 2013

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.

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21 May 2013

A prominent Syrian human rights lawyer who went missing this weekend after an apparent abduction is at grave risk of abuse, Amnesty International has said. 

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16 May 2013

The Moroccan authorities must immediately launch a full, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that six Sahrawi activists – including a child – were tortured in police custody in Western Sahara.

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15 May 2013

Today’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on Syria is a positive step but it does little to address the immense ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in the country.

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29 April 2013

The Syrian authorities must immediately reveal the whereabouts of a 16-year-old boy who has been missing since November, Amnesty International urges.

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24 April 2013

Bahrain is clearly "not serious" about implementing human rights reforms, Amnesty International said after the Gulf kingdom cancelled a planned visit by the United Nations' torture expert.

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17 April 2013

As Bahrain steps into the global spotlight with the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix, there is a high risk that last year’s repressive tactics will be repeated, Amnesty International said today.

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17 April 2013

With Bahrain about to host the 2013 Formula One Grand Prix, the spotlight has returned to the Gulf country’s human rights record. Here're some of the main issues you should know.

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02 April 2013

A court in Saudi Arabia reportedly issued a rulling sentencing a man to paralysis as retribution for a crime he allegedly committed 10 years ago.

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15 March 2013

Two years since the Syrian uprising began, we speak to Amnesty Researcher Cilina Nasser and Senior Crisis Advisor Donatella Rovera about the conflict so far.

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14 March 2013

Two years after Syrians rose in peaceful protest against their government, the country is mired in a bloody conflict with both sides responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International found in two briefings released today.

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05 March 2013

Seven men are due to be executed in Saudi Arabia next week after being allegedly tortured into “confessing” to a crime. Here, five reasons why the death penalty is never the answer.

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18 February 2013

Despite allegations of torture, life sentences handed out to civilians tried over clashes at a Sahrawi protest camp in 2010.

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14 February 2013

Prisoners of conscience remain behind bars and activists continue to be jailed just for expressing their views, two years on from Bahrain's 2011 protests

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