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

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08 January 2009
EU Foreign Ministers urged to pressure Israel to end attacks which are directed at civilians or civilian buildings in the Gaza Strip, and to allow much needed humanita
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07 January 2009
UN Security Council urged to demand that Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups observe an immediate truce to allow desperately needed humanitarian assistance to
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07 January 2009
One of China's best-known dissidents has been under house arrest since 8 December, after he signed a campaign for political and rights reform in China, known as Charte
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06 January 2009
A worker with the United Nations World Food Programme was killed by unidentified gunmen in southern Somalia, highlights the dangerous environment in which journalists
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05 January 2009
Two men wrongfully convicted of the murder of trade union leader Chea Vichea, have been released on bail after nearly five years in prison.
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31 December 2008
As the number of casualties continues to mount, civilians in Gaza are in increasingly dire need of food, medical and other emergency assistance.
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29 December 2008
Palestinian civilians remain at risk of being killed or injured in the Israeli air strikes and are increasingly lacking adequate medical care food, medicines, electr
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28 December 2008
Amnesty International has called on Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups to immediately halt the unlawful attacks carried out as part of an escalation of violen
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24 December 2008
Jestina Mukoko, the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), who was abducted from her home on 3 December, has been left by her abductors at Matapi Police Stati
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24 December 2008
Zimbabweans are facing yet another difficult year in 2009, unless a political settlement is found to arrest the fast deteriorating socio-economic conditions in the c
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23 December 2008
After more than 14 days in detention, it appears that Chinese authorities intend to seriously prosecute the dissident literary scholar, Liu Xiaobo.
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23 December 2008
Two men convicted of the murder of a trade union activist after a seriously flawed criminal investigation and a grossly unfair trial will have their case heard by the
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23 December 2008

The Iranian authorities have forced the closure of the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) in Tehran, co-founded by 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin E

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22 December 2008
The Pentagon is working on a plan to close the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, according to a US Department of Defense official.
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19 December 2008
A former senior defence official was convicted on Thursday of instigating Rwanda's 1994 genocide and committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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19 December 2008
A group of up to 104 Eritrean asylum-seekers held in a detention facility in Sinai in Egypt are at risk of imminent deportation to Eritrea.
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18 December 2008
Peace activists in Israel and around the world are participating in a day of action to call on Israeli authorities to release teenagers imprisoned for refusing to ser
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18 December 2008
On International Migrants Day, new footage reveals the appalling state of a French detention centre for irregular migrants off the coast of Africa and shows how Europe
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18 December 2008
Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on "Moratorium on the use of the death penalty" at the United Nations on T
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