Amnesty International Report 2011

Anti-government protesters celebrate in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt © AP

Activists use new tools to challenge repression

Growing demands for freedom and justice and the rise of social media offer an unprecedented opportunity for human rights change.

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Human rights in Australia and the Asia Pacific

The treatment of refugees, asylum seekers and Indigenous Peoples continued to feature in Australia's human rights landscape. In the Asia Pacific, individuals like Aung San Suu Kyi remained at the heart of the struggle for human rights.
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Human rights gains

Iconic moments included Aung San Suu Kyi’s release in Burma and the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo despite his government’s attempts to sabotage the ceremony.
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