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A new report examines recent laws aimed at undermining freedom of expression, assembly and association in Russia.
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.
Civil society is being suppressed in Belarus by a repressive government that will not tolerate any form of criticism.
The conviction of a renowned Turkish pianist for 'denigrating Islam' on Twitter sends a "chilling" message to social media users in the country.
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.
Despite new Criminal Code procedures, Ukrainian police are still getting away with shocking amounts of torture and beatings.
On the eve of International Roma Day on 8 April, Amnesty International says the European Union is not doing enough to end discrimination.
At least 35 children and their families will be made homeless if the eviction goes ahead, as EU urged to stop anti-Roma discrimination.
Over 200 people, mostly Romanian Roma, were forcibly evicted this morning from an informal settlement in greater Paris.
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.
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.
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.
A year after executing two men, authorities in Belarus still fail to reveal where they have been burried.
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.
Since the conviction of members of the punk band, Russia has adopted several new laws targeting activists and those critical of the authorities.
European Court of Human Rights rules that Austria discriminated by refusing to consider a woman's request to adopt her female partner’s child.
Milan Appeals Court has ruled that two former top Italian intelligence officials and three agents were involved in the kidnapping and rendition of Egyptian national Abu Omar.
Prominent opposition activists arrested for inciting unrest, but were not in fact present in the town when clashes started.
The ban on videos of the group's protest in a Moscow cathedral last year, highlights an escalating clampdown on freedom of expression.
European Court of Human Rights rules that Hungary had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by segregating Romani children in its schools.