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

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12 June 2009
As Amnesty International ends its high-level mission to Kenya, Secretary General Irene Khan urges the government to tackle impunity for human rights violatio
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12 June 2009

Both Libyan and Italian leaders urged to make human rights an integral part of migration control policies and to uphold the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, an

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12 June 2009
Secretary General Irene Khan led the marchers who came from informal settlements all over Kenya's capital - a city where over half the population live in slu
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10 June 2009
The highest court in the United Kingdom has ruled that people have the right to know the information used against them to impose control orders, so that they can eff
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10 June 2009
Protesters in Jammu & Kashmir continued to press for the Indian government to seriously pursue allegations that members of the Central Reserve Police Force raped
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09 June 2009
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who work for California-based Internet broadcaster Current TV, were both convicted of an unspecified “grave crime” against the nat
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09 June 2009
Nine demonstrators and 24 police officers were confirmed killed during protests by Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon town of Bagua.
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09 June 2009
The Iranian presidential elections are to be held this month on 12 June. The candidates are: the incumbent President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Mohsen Rezaei, a former co
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08 June 2009
Five families in the West Bank hamlet of Hadidiya are under threat of immediate eviction.
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08 June 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General kicked off her first high level mission in Kenya with visits to two informal settlements in Nairobi – a city in which
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05 June 2009
The UN is urged to reject calls to block prosecutions of persons charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes in Sudan, including President Omar al-Bashir.
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05 June 2009
Iran's tenth presidential election on 12 June, will take place against a backdrop of discrimination, worsening repression of dissent and violent unrest.
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04 June 2009
The Lithuanian parliament has voted in favour of a measure that would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public infor
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04 June 2009
US President Barack Obama met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Thursday as he continued his trip to the Middle East.
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04 June 2009
Plans to kill Marcelo Freixo and his aide were found during a long-term police operation against militia groups controlling over a hundred shantytowns in Rio de Janei
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03 June 2009
The harassment of activists and lawyers continues and web sites like Hotmail and Twitter are shut down as censorship escalates.
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03 June 2009
Terry Lee Hankins was the 16th person to be executed in Texas this year, out of a national total of 30.
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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.
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02 June 2009
Hundreds of civilians were killed and injured as a result of the crackdown and a number of people are still in prison for their involvement in the 1989 pro-democracy p
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01 June 2009
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention in Myanmar puts the human rights spotlight on a country that has denied both economic rights and freedom of expression to
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