from Europe and central asia
Overnight police raids in several Turkish cities have resulted in the arrest of 15 human rights lawyers known for defending individuals’ right to freedom of speech and victims of police violence.
Today’s decision by a Russian court not to allow Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina to defer serving her sentence compounds the injustice already meted out to the jailed punk singer.
Nadia Eweida, a Coptic Christian, took her case to the Court after the airline stopped her from wearing a visible crucifix at work.
A thorough, independent investigation is needed into what appears to have been an orchestrated attack on an Azerbaijani opposition presidential candidate.
The investigation into the gunning down of three Kurdish women activists in Paris must be prompt and thorough.
A former Nepali miliary colonel has been arrested in the UK on allegations of torture, in a welcome example of universal jurisication being used to further accountability.
Greece is proving itself incapable of providing basic requirements of safety and shelter to thousands of asylum seekers and migrants arriving each year.
Russian parliamentarians must reject a bill that will have a chilling effect on human rights defenders and civil society when it goes through its third reading in the Russian Parliament's Lower Chamber.
A new report focuses on the severe exploitation of migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Asia, in Italy's agricultural sector.
The law would make the promotion of homosexuality among minors an administrative offence, with fines of up to US$16,200.
Some 300 Roma people mark the anniversary of their forced eviction from a Romanian town to live in horrendous conditions on the edge of a landfill.
Prosecutors must not rest until those who ordered Anna Politkovskaya's murder are brought to justice.
Today’s ruling on the CIA’s detention and rendition of German national Khaled El-Masri is a milestone in the fight against impunity for US-led secret detention programmes.
A march to commemorate International Human Rights Day in Republika Srpska has been banned by police.
A Turkish court has acquitted four men on trial for their participation in a protest in support of a conscientious objector.
Art work conceived by Art for Amnesty and supported by musicians such as Bono and Sting to be unveiled at Prague's recently renamed Václav Havel Airport.
The French authorities must immediately stop forced evictions affecting several thousand migrant Roma each year across the country.
Three high-ranking members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) have been acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
A leading Belarusian human rights NGO had its office confiscated in the capital Minsk on Monday.