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Update on countries featured in Human Rights and Democracy Report

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The Foreign Office has published reporting on 27 Countries of Concern. The quarterly updates cover April to June 2013.

The 2012 Human Rights and Democracy Report is online to make it as accessible to the public as possible. It highlights the UK’s human rights policies and concerns on key issues, and features 27 Countries of Concern where the Foreign Office has the most serious wide-ranging human rights concerns.

Every three months, we publish updates on the countries of concern to highlight key human rights events in these countries, and to report on actions that the UK has taken. In addition, as announced by the Foreign Secretary on 15 April 2013, countries featured in the report as case studies will be subject to in-year monitoring and those on a trajectory of change will be published every six months.

The report is intended to inform Parliament, NGOs and the general public about our work on human rights.

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Read and comment on the updates from April to June 2013 for Afghanistan, Belarus, Burma, China, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories, Libya, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

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