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

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24 November 2008
The Kuala Lumpur High Court acquitted a prominent migrant workers' rights activist on Monday.
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24 October 2008
Imprisoned Chinese activist Hu Jia has been awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament.
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21 October 2008
Thousands of people around the world joined together on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to raise their voices and demand action from governments.
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26 September 2008
Amnesty International confirmed on Friday that one of the seven prisoners of conscience freed this week, U Win Htein, was re-arrested a few hours after his release.
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16 September 2008
An anti-government activist leader in Myanmar remains at risk of torture following her arrest last Wednesday.
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02 September 2008
Amnesty International urges the Thai government to respect human rights and to remove restrictions on free speech contained in the emergency decree.
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17 July 2008
Amnesty International has launched a new website for people to have their say about the human rights situation in China in the countdown to the Beijing Olympics.
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15 July 2008
Amnesty International has expressed its deep concern to the prime minister of Japan about the detention of two Greenpeace activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, wh
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26 June 2008
To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International members and supporters are taking action around the world.
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06 June 2008
Amnesty International has received reports of police using excessive force against demonstrators protesting against US beef imports in South Korea.
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31 March 2008
Three people in Myanmar were sentenced to prison for giving water to monks on the street.
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18 March 2008
While streets in the Tibetan capital are reported to be quiet and empty, there are continued reports of unrest in neighbouring Chinese provinces with large populations
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13 March 2008
The Chinese authorities have engaged in a number of troubling crackdowns on activists and minority groups in the past week.
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25 January 2008
Amnesty International activists and lawyers will lead a demonstration outside Downing Street in London on Saturday to protest against the serious human rights abuses
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23 January 2008
At the end of Amnesty International's visit to Bangladesh, Irene Khan looks back on what the mission encountered there and what it means for human rights.
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16 January 2008
Thousands join worldwide protests marking the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo on 11 January.
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10 January 2008
Amnesty International is leading worldwide events, rallies and meetings to mark the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo Bay.
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09 January 2008
Victoria Harrison Neves writes from Bangladesh about her first mission as an Amnesty International press officer – as part of the organization's delegation to th
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10 December 2007
The International Olympic Committee must ensure that human rights concerns are addressed in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics.
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10 December 2007
When the Elders meet in South Africa to begin marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one notable figure will be missing.
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