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2014 Amnesty International Report

In 2014, Amnesty International recorded and investigated human rights abuses in 160 countries and territories worldwide. These are some of the findings:

* War crimes or other violations of the “laws of war” were carried out in at least 18 countries.

* Armed groups committed abuses in at least 35 countries, more than 20 percent of the countries Amnesty International investigated.

* 119 countries arbitrarily restricted freedom of expression, including jailing of journalists and forced closures of media outlets.

* 62 governments held prisoners of conscience -- people who were simply exercising their rights and freedoms.

* 93 countries conducted unfair trials.

* 131 countries tortured or otherwise ill-treated people.

* 28 countries around the world have laws that completely ban abortion even in cases where a woman’s life or health is in danger and in cases of rape.

* 78 countries have laws in effect that are used to criminalize consensual sexual relationships between adults of the same sex.​

Source: Amnesty International