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

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10 March 2009
A US federal judge has ordered the US government to provide updated information on the detainees held in Bagram airbase in Afghanistan by 11 March.
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10 March 2009
The Chinese authorities' failure to address the long-standing grievances of the Tibetan people, has fuelled protests that have continued over the past 12 months.
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06 March 2009
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the historic struggles of women through the centuries to achieve equality and justice.
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06 March 2009
At least 330 civilians were reported to have been victims of unlawful killings by members of the security forces in 2007. The victims, mostly peasant farmers, were o
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06 March 2009
Lawyer and former prisoner of conscience Mohamed Abbou has been denied permission to leave Tunisia for the seventh time since his release from prison in July 2007.
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05 March 2009
The expulsions came soon after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, on charges of war crimes and crimes a
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05 March 2009
The Azerbaijani authorities have dropped a defamation suit against a prominent human rights defender.
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05 March 2009

Saturday marks the first anniversary of the detention of Sri Lankan journalist and human rights activist, Jayaprakash Sittampalam Tissainayagam.

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05 March 2009
The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, discusses the ICC's work in the wake of the court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's Pr
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04 March 2009
Human rights workers Jestina Mukoko and Broderick Takawira have been released after three months in prison. Both were victims of enforced disappearance, unlawful arres
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04 March 2009
Sudanese authorities have a legal obligation to arrest President al Bashir, who has been charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes, committed during the conf
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02 March 2009
The law, which covers acts of sedition, secession, subversion and treason against the Central People's Government of China, is open to potential misuse.
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02 March 2009
With its narrow mandate, the tribunal will do nothing to address the enormous number of other grave human rights abuses committed in Lebanon in recent decades.
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27 February 2009
Mona Said Thabet, her husband Yasser Naguib Mahran and their three children have been the targets of a campaign of harassment and intimidation.
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27 February 2009
Kurdish student Hana Abdi was released from prison on Thursday after spending nearly 16 months in detention.
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25 February 2009
Pakistan's new civilian government has failed to provide information about hundreds of cases of people believed to be held secretly by the government.
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24 February 2009
UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.
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24 February 2009
'Communities in resistance' have for years suffered attacks by the Colombian security forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups, for refusing to take part in the co
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24 February 2009
Twenty-four political prisoners have been set free in Myanmar after the government announced that it would release 6,313 prisoners. 
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24 February 2009
Nigeria’s state governments have been urged not to extend the death penalty to include crimes such as kidnapping.
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