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The state of the world's human rights

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26 June 2012

The release of nine Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience is a smokescreen to mask an ongoing crackdown on free expression in the country.

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15 June 2012

Amnesty International pays tribute to one of its founding members, Lord Archer of Sandwell, who has died aged 85.

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13 June 2012

In Azerbaijan, there has been a worrying rise in police harassment of young activists who participated in protests around Eurovision.

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28 May 2012

Police in the Russian capital stopped an attempted Pride and detained dozens, including the event's organizers.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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22 May 2012

Eurovision organizers have remained silent on the Azerbaijani authorities' fresh wave of human rights violations ahead of the song contest in Baku.

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20 May 2012

Police in Kyiv failed to stop ultra-right hooligans from putting LGBT activists at risk and marring the city's first-ever Pride parade.

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18 May 2012

A spate of attacks on LGBTI activists points to endemic discrimination that needs to be dealt with in South Caucasus countries.

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16 May 2012

Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience have launched a hunger strike in the run-up to the Eurovision in Baku.

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14 May 2012

Just weeks before Azerbaijan hosts the Eurovision song contest, police have violently broken up two peaceful protests in the capital.

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04 May 2012

Under repressive new laws in St Petersburg, a prominent LGBTI rights activist has been fined for spreading "gay propaganda".

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03 May 2012

Azerbaijani campaigner Emin Milli tells Amnesty International how his blogs revealing government abuse landed him in jail for 16 months.

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01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

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16 April 2012

Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau was among two prisoners of conscience released over the weekend.

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20 March 2012

Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.

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16 March 2012

Amnesty International has submitted a report to the Spanish government outlining the key human rights challenges that the country faces.

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06 March 2012

Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.

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02 March 2012

In Moldova, four local councils have moved to ban demonstrations by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

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27 February 2012

The well-known Spanish investigating judge Baltasar Garzón has been cleared of charges of abuse of power, but crimes remain unpunished.

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20 January 2012

Moscow court closes criminal proceedings against Oleg Orlov, head of Russian human rights organization Memorial.

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