Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

15 May 2013

The use of special government measures to thwart a proposed teachers’ strike in Greece is disproportionate and in violation of the country’s international human rights obligations.

15 May 2013

The Azerbaijani authorities must not use the upcoming presidential election as a pretext to silence critical voices and meaningful debate, Amnesty International said following a move to extend criminal defamation laws to the internet.

02 May 2013

By declaring the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, Italy's Supreme Court has helped to end discrimination against Roma communities.

02 May 2013

The homeless man originally from Ukraine has been sentenced to death for killing a fellow prisoner in Mahiliou, eastern Belarus.

30 April 2013

A Turkish reform bill passed into law today fails to meet the government’s stated aim of bringing Turkey's laws into line with international human rights standards.

25 April 2013

Today’s decision by a Moscow court to fine an independent non-governmental organization and its leader is an alarming indicator for the future of civil society in Russia.

24 April 2013

A new report examines recent laws aimed at undermining freedom of expression, assembly and association in Russia.

22 April 2013

The victims of a recent shooting at a strawberry farm in southern Greece still fear for their livelihoods and safety, Amnesty International said after a visit to the farm. 

17 April 2013

Civil society is being suppressed in Belarus by a repressive government that will not tolerate any form of criticism.

15 April 2013

The conviction of a renowned Turkish pianist for 'denigrating Islam' on Twitter sends a "chilling" message to social media users in the country.

12 April 2013

Lubou Kavalyoua received a letter from the Belarus Supreme Court on 17 March 2012, informing her that her son, Uladzslau Kavalyou, had been executed. She still doesn't know where he was buried. Here, she shares her story.

 

11 April 2013

Despite new Criminal Code procedures, Ukrainian police are still getting away with shocking amounts of torture and beatings.

04 April 2013

On the eve of International Roma Day on 8 April, Amnesty International says the European Union is not doing enough to end discrimination.

04 April 2013

At least 35 children and their families will be made homeless if the eviction goes ahead, as EU urged to stop anti-Roma discrimination.

03 April 2013

Over 200 people, mostly Romanian Roma, were forcibly evicted this morning from an informal settlement in greater Paris.

27 March 2013

Amnesty International report says that a package of reforms before Turkey’s Parliament risks being a missed opportunity to bring the country’s laws in line with human rights standards.

21 March 2013

A new Amnesty International report examines the harassment of lawyers in a region of the Russian Federation where the violence of armed groups is countered by the heavy-handed response of the authorities.

20 March 2013

In a case highlighting the risks people take when fleeing conflict in their countries to seek refuge in Europe, the authorities of Lesvos continue their search for the bodies of asylum-seekers who had attempted to reach the Greek island.

14 March 2013

A year after executing two men, authorities in Belarus still fail to reveal where they have been burried. 

11 March 2013

One of the organizers of a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan goes missing as authorities intensify a crackdown on dissent ahead of the Presidential elections in October.

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