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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.
Discriminatory laws, policies and practices which marginalize Italy’s Roma must be urgently changed.
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.
The sinking of a boat carrying migrants off Lampedusa underscores why the EU must do more to save the lives of those dying on its doorstep.
More than 100 Romani adults and children face forced eviction from an informal settlement in northern Romania.
More progress is needed in a cross-border investigation into former officials accused of extrajudicial executions in Guatemala.
As the school year is about to begin in Slovakia, Romani families are dreading the prospect of their children being segregated from their classmates.
Around the world, millions of people live in inadequate conditions in slums and informal settlements.
Some 14,000 people remain unaccounted for in the former Yugoslavia – nearly half of the total number who disappeared in the decade after war broke out in 1991.
French cabinet members must take action to halt forced evictions of Roma communities and set a housing policy that respects and protects their rights.
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.
Such attacks are unacceptable and the authorities must do all within their power to calm their rise.
Authorities urged to act after far-right groups attacked Roma residents in the western village of Devecser.
A large number of the 7,500 foreign nationals arrested in Athens over the last few days reported to be of Asian, African and North African origin.
More than 40 Roma families face a possible forced eviction this weekend in the north-eastern Czech Republic town of Ostrava.
Court sentences 70-year-old Ramze Shihab Amhed to 15 years in prison after 'grossly unfair' trial that relied on 'torture' evidence.