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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

18 May 2012

A spate of attacks on LGBTI activists points to endemic discrimination that needs to be dealt with in South Caucasus countries.

16 May 2012

Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience have launched a hunger strike in the run-up to the Eurovision in Baku.

14 May 2012

Ukraine should move quickly to enforce a new law which allows for an investigative body to look into crimes by officials.

14 May 2012

Just weeks before Azerbaijan hosts the Eurovision song contest, police have violently broken up two peaceful protests in the capital.

09 May 2012

Proposed legal changes could result in information and evidence of human rights violations by UK state representatives being kept secret.

07 May 2012

Romania must safeguard the right to housing for some of the country's most marginalized groups.

04 May 2012

Under repressive new laws in St Petersburg, a prominent LGBTI rights activist has been fined for spreading "gay propaganda".

03 May 2012

Azerbaijani campaigner Emin Milli tells Amnesty International how his blogs revealing government abuse landed him in jail for 16 months.

01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

26 April 2012

Some 250 Roma families were forcibly evicted from Belgrade's Belvil settlement despite a lack of proper consultation.

23 April 2012

A new Amnesty International report exposes widespread discrimination against Muslims in Western Europe

18 April 2012

A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.

18 April 2012

Just weeks before Azerbaijan's capital Baku hosts the Eurovision, journalists who tried to film illegal house demolitions were violently assaulted by police.

16 April 2012

Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau was among two prisoners of conscience released over the weekend.

05 April 2012

The Roma, numbering between 10 and 12 million people, are one of Europe’s largest and most disadvantaged minorities.

02 April 2012

New government measures allow police to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV.

29 March 2012

Nearly two decades after the end of the war government must ensure justice, truth and reparation for hundreds of survivors of wartime sexual violence.

27 March 2012

Government's urged to act as European Parliament prepares report on the illegal transfer, disappearance, and torture of detainees.

20 March 2012

Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.

19 March 2012

Two men convicted of carrying out a deadly metro bombing last year in Minsk have been executed following an unfair trial.

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