A leading Belarusian human rights NGO had its office confiscated in the capital Minsk on Monday.
Tajikistan has ordered one NGO to be shut down in what appears to be a politically motivated case, while two other NGOs are also facing immediate sanctions.
In countries across Europe, excessive use of force by police against protesters goes uninvestigated and unpunished.
Top-selling artists Rihanna and Shakira should bear in mind the human rights abuses being inflicted on the people of Azerbaijan before they perform there.
Two prison guards and a prison director have been given life in prison for torturing political activist Engin Çeber to death in a Turkish prison in October 2008.
Another Azerbaijani youth activist has been detained as part of a post-Eurovision crackdown on dissent.
The Swedish authorities should issue assurances to the UK and to Julian Assange that he will not be extradited to the USA.
Almost four years to the day since Turkish activist Engin Çeber died in custody, a court will rule whether police and prison guards had a role in the torture that allegedly killed him.
Tens of thousands of Amnesty International activists worldwide urge the authorities to stop forced evictions and segregation.
Belarusian authorities are attempting to suppress opposition voices ahead of upcoming elections.
Urgent changes are needed to Moldovan laws to combat high levels of discrimination faced by minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) people, the disabled and HIV-positive people.
A Russian court's decision today to jail members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country.
A Belarus photographer faces seven years in prison after posting pictures of a pro-free speech stunt involving teddy bears
Authorities urged to end impunity for the murder of human rights activists in the North Caucasus, three years after the killing of Natalia Estemirova.
A bill that could stifle critical voices in Russia by restricting the independence of NGOs has been approved by the Duma.
Deep-seated discrimination against Bulgaria's LGBT community means anti-gay hate crimes go unpunished.
The release of nine Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience is a smokescreen to mask an ongoing crackdown on free expression in the country.
Amnesty International pays tribute to one of its founding members, Lord Archer of Sandwell, who has died aged 85.
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.