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

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13 March 2009
Reports say that the Iraqi authorities plan to start executing the prisoners in batches of 20 this week. Last year at least 285 people were sentenced to death and at l
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13 March 2009
All three are reported to have been beaten and otherwise ill-treated while in detention. Two have already been detained for four years.
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13 March 2009
Journalists and media workers now vulnerable to violence and intimidation by both the government and anti-government forces.
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12 March 2009
Five members of a Guerrero-based human rights organization are still being held in prison nearly a year after their arrest, despite insufficient evidence against them.
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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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