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

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20 February 2013

A string of recent violent attacks against journalists and media workers shows the urgent need to better protect individuals commenting on Bangladesh’s ongoing war crimes tribunal.

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07 February 2013

Four Chinese migrant bus drivers could face up to a year in prison and steep fines for allegedly instigating a strike.

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01 February 2013

Philippine poet and activist Ericson Acosta, who has been detained on trumped up charges for almost two years, must be released immediately.

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09 January 2013

An Adivasi (Indigenous) rights activist in central India’s Chhattisgarh state has been released after spending 29 months in prison on politically motivated charges

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21 December 2012

Three bloggers given hefty sentences should be released ahead of their 28 December appeal hearing.

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03 December 2012

Tens of thousands of victims of India’s worst ever industrial disaster are still waiting for justice, and women are suffering disproportionately.

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30 November 2012

Chen Kegui was detained in April this year, after fleeing for his safety following a violent raid by local authorities on his family’s home.

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29 November 2012

At least 75 Tibetans – including many Buddhist monks and nuns – have set themselves on fire this year.

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05 November 2012

Three men have been in prison since they were arrested in 1999 for trying to peacefully display posters calling for economic, political and social change.

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02 November 2012

The Chinese authorities are intensifying a crackdown against dissidents ahead of the imminent transition of power in the country, Amnesty International warned on Friday.

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29 October 2012

Two Vietnamese songwriters face up to 20 years in jail for writing songs criticizing their government. 

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25 October 2012

The Indonesian authorities must halt the excessive use of force at peaceful demonstrations after four pro-independence protesters were shot in Papua province.

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11 October 2012

Violent forced evictions in China are on the rise as local authorities seek to offset huge debts by seizing and then selling off land in suspect deals with property developers.

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21 September 2012

Three Vietnamese bloggers face up to 20 years in jail simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

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15 June 2012

Burmese opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Europe.

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09 June 2012

Asma Jahangir, Pakistan's pre-eminent human rights lawyer, fears for her life after learning of the security forces' alleged death plot against her.

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07 June 2012

Li Wangyang, who was released from prison last year, was found dead in his ward, prompting outrage in China's activist community.

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01 June 2012

Chinese authorities have reportedly detained hundreds of people in Lhasa after two self-immolations in the Tibetan capital.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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04 May 2012

China says activist Chen Guangcheng will be allowed to go abroad to study but his wider family is still in detention.

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