from Europe and central asia
Russian parliament adopts a bill that hikes up fines for protesters taking part in unsanctioned rallies.
Police in the Russian capital stopped an attempted Pride and detained dozens, including the event's organizers.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Eurovision organizers have remained silent on the Azerbaijani authorities' fresh wave of human rights violations ahead of the song contest in Baku.
Police in Kyiv failed to stop ultra-right hooligans from putting LGBT activists at risk and marring the city's first-ever Pride parade.
A spate of attacks on LGBTI activists points to endemic discrimination that needs to be dealt with in South Caucasus countries.
Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience have launched a hunger strike in the run-up to the Eurovision in Baku.
Ukraine should move quickly to enforce a new law which allows for an investigative body to look into crimes by officials.
Just weeks before Azerbaijan hosts the Eurovision song contest, police have violently broken up two peaceful protests in the capital.
Proposed legal changes could result in information and evidence of human rights violations by UK state representatives being kept secret.
Romania must safeguard the right to housing for some of the country's most marginalized groups.
Under repressive new laws in St Petersburg, a prominent LGBTI rights activist has been fined for spreading "gay propaganda".
Azerbaijani campaigner Emin Milli tells Amnesty International how his blogs revealing government abuse landed him in jail for 16 months.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Some 250 Roma families were forcibly evicted from Belgrade's Belvil settlement despite a lack of proper consultation.
A new Amnesty International report exposes widespread discrimination against Muslims in Western Europe
A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.
Just weeks before Azerbaijan's capital Baku hosts the Eurovision, journalists who tried to film illegal house demolitions were violently assaulted by police.
Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau was among two prisoners of conscience released over the weekend.
The Roma, numbering between 10 and 12 million people, are one of Europe’s largest and most disadvantaged minorities.