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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.
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.
Nearly two decades after the end of the war government must ensure justice, truth and reparation for hundreds of survivors of wartime sexual violence.
Government's urged to act as European Parliament prepares report on the illegal transfer, disappearance, and torture of detainees.
Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.
Two men convicted of carrying out a deadly metro bombing last year in Minsk have been executed following an unfair trial.