The environment for independent human rights NGOs in Chechnya has long been hostile, but seems to have worsened in recent weeks.
Riot police in Athens have injured many peaceful protesters by using excessive force to disperse demonstrations over the past two days.
Greek police have reportedly used excessive amounts of teargas against protesters in a largely peaceful demonstration against government spending cuts.
Oleg Orlov had said the Chechen President was responsible for the murder of rights defender Natalia Estemirova.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.
Authorities in Azerbaijan must halt the targeting of peaceful protesters ahead of an opposition rally.
Key figures from the Musavat Party and Popular Front Party have been detained in a government crackdown following the “Day of Wrath” protests.
The Azerbaijan authorities must end their clampdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today after 11 more political activists were arrested ahead of Saturday's planned "Day of Wrath" protest.
Mikita Likhavid, 20, is sentenced to three years and six months in a labour colony on charges of "mass disorder" for peacefully participating in post-election protests.
Activists say they have been detained, tortured and refused access to legal advice as part of a clampdown ahead of this Friday's protest.
Jabbar Savalan was detained and a fellow member of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party's youth group was questioned after using Facebook to call for anti-government protests.
A Belarus human rights group has rejected government accusations that it is trying to ‘discredit’ the country by talking to the UN about rights violations.
Amnesty International today called for the unconditional release of 16 Belarusian activists and journalists charged with ‘organizing mass disorder’, and declared them prisoners of conscience.
Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of three Russian opposition activists detained in Moscow after a peaceful and sanctioned rally calling for freedom of assembly.
Amnesty International calls on Moscow courts to overturn the conviction of prominent businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky for money-laundering, on the grounds that his trial was unfair and appeared politically motivated.
Amnesty International has condemned the violent dispersal of a mainly peaceful demonstration in the aftermath of Sunday’s presidential election in Belarus which was marred by irregularities.
The arrest of parliamentary candidate Bakhtiyar Hajiyev followed the release earlier this week of youth activists, bloggers, and prisoners of conscience Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade.
Amnesty International calls on Russian authorities to ensure protection for journalists, after several attacks in and near Moscow in the past four days.
Andrei Bondarenko was ordered to undergo a psychiatric examination after prosecutors argued he had an "excessive awareness of his own and others' rights."