The release of nine Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience is a smokescreen to mask an ongoing crackdown on free expression in the country.
A new Amnesty International report documents how Cyprus locks away hundreds of irregular migrants each year, breaching international obligations.
In Azerbaijan, there has been a worrying rise in police harassment of young activists who participated in protests around Eurovision.
Police in the Russian capital stopped an attempted Pride and detained dozens, including the event's organizers.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Eurovision organizers have remained silent on the Azerbaijani authorities' fresh wave of human rights violations ahead of the song contest in Baku.
Just weeks before Azerbaijan hosts the Eurovision song contest, police have violently broken up two peaceful protests in the capital.
Proposed legal changes could result in information and evidence of human rights violations by UK state representatives being kept secret.
A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.
New government measures allow police to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV.
Government's urged to act as European Parliament prepares report on the illegal transfer, disappearance, and torture of detainees.
Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.
Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.
Russia is urged not to block the UN Security Council's efforts to end human rights violations in Syria.
Authorities urged stop the ill-treatment of about 60 Somalis and six Eritreans who had been on hunger strike in protest against their illegal detention.
Around 60 Somalis - including many children - have gone on hunger strike to protest their administrative detention by Ukrainian authorities.
Inquiry failed to fully investigate allegations of UK involvement in torture and ill-treatment in the context of counter-terrorism operations.
The EU should use an upcoming summit in Kyiv to pressure Ukraine to stop its epidemic of police criminality.
The Romanian authorities must re-open an investigation into CIA secret detention centres on its territory after new evidence of secret prisons was revealed by a German newspaper.
Since demonstrations started, there have been numerous reports of beatings of peaceful protesters by the police and denial of medical treatment.