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29 November 2011

Azerbaijan's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of activist Jabbar Savalan on politically motivated charges.

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24 November 2011

Ales Bialiatski, head of the rights NGO Viasna, was sentenced to four and a half years for financial crimes after assisting detained activists

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18 November 2011

A homophobic law proposed in Russia's second city would threaten freedom of expression and fuel discrimination.

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17 November 2011

Belarusian authorities have repeatedly transferred prisoner of conscience Andrei Sannikau, apparently to intimidate him.

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16 November 2011

In recent months Azerbaijani authorities have stepped up intimidation and arrests of protesters and representatives of NGOs and independent media.

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03 November 2011

A Belarus human rights activist faces up to seven years in jail on 'politically motivated' charges of tax evasion.

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13 October 2011

Five years after investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered, attacks on journalists are still commonplace in Russia.

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03 October 2011

Three leading Azerbaijani opposition activists have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for organizing peaceful protests.

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24 August 2011

A senior Russian police official has been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of the journalist and human rights defender.

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12 August 2011

An Azerbaijani human rights activist who spoke out against illegal house demolitions has had her office razed to the ground.

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11 August 2011

Ales Bialiatski, head of the Human Rights Centre Viasna is believed to have been detained for carrying out his human rights work.

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26 July 2011

A man has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in prison for the murder of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink.

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04 July 2011

Social networking websites Facebook and Twitter blocked by authorities in Belarus as thousands of activists gathered in another 'silent' protest.

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29 June 2011

The environment for independent human rights NGOs in Chechnya has long been hostile, but seems to have worsened in recent weeks.

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29 June 2011

Riot police in Athens have injured many peaceful protesters by using excessive force to disperse demonstrations over the past two days.

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16 June 2011

Greek police have reportedly used excessive amounts of teargas against protesters in a largely peaceful demonstration against government spending cuts.

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14 June 2011

Oleg Orlov had said the Chechen President was responsible for the murder of rights defender Natalia Estemirova.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

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15 April 2011

Authorities in Azerbaijan must halt the targeting of peaceful protesters ahead of an opposition rally.

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