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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

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.

20 February 2013

Since the conviction of members of the punk band, Russia has adopted several new laws targeting activists and those critical of the authorities.

19 February 2013

European Court of Human Rights rules that Austria discriminated by refusing to consider a woman's request to adopt her female partner’s child.

12 February 2013

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.

06 February 2013

Prominent opposition activists arrested for inciting unrest, but were not in fact present in the town when clashes started.

31 January 2013

The ban on videos of the group's protest in a Moscow cathedral last year, highlights an escalating clampdown on freedom of expression.

30 January 2013

European Court of Human Rights rules that Hungary had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by segregating Romani children in its schools.

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