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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

13 December 2011

Report exposes extent of identity checks by Spanish police based on ethnic and racial characteristics and the consequences for ethnic minorities.

09 December 2011

The Romanian authorities must re-open an investigation into CIA secret detention centres on its territory after new evidence of secret prisons was revealed by a German newspaper.

09 December 2011

Amnesty International were turned away from delivering a global petition to Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, calling for an end to executions in Belarus.

07 December 2011

Since demonstrations started, there have been numerous reports of beatings of peaceful protesters by the police and denial of medical treatment.

05 December 2011

More than 300 peaceful protesters detained amid allegations of fraud in parliamentary elections.

30 November 2011

There are concerns the two men were ill-treated and forced to confess before facing a deeply flawed trial and death sentences.

29 November 2011

An illegal "Nomad Emergency" law in Italy has allowed authorities to unleash a wave of forced evictions, making hundreds of Roma families homeless in Milan.

29 November 2011

Azerbaijan's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of activist Jabbar Savalan on politically motivated charges.

25 November 2011

Serbian authorities must stop a long-term policy of forced evictions of Roma families and introduce legislation to ban the practice.

24 November 2011

Ales Bialiatski, head of the rights NGO Viasna, was sentenced to four and a half years for financial crimes after assisting detained activists

18 November 2011

A homophobic law proposed in Russia's second city would threaten freedom of expression and fuel discrimination.

18 November 2011

The Italian Council of State has ruled to end the "Nomad Emergency", which has exposed Roma communities to serious human rights violations.

17 November 2011

Belarusian authorities have repeatedly transferred prisoner of conscience Andrei Sannikau, apparently to intimidate him.

16 November 2011

In recent months Azerbaijani authorities have stepped up intimidation and arrests of protesters and representatives of NGOs and independent media.

08 November 2011

Denmark's independent review of CIA rendition flights will not be allowed to compel witness testimony or request any new information.

03 November 2011

A Belarus human rights activist faces up to seven years in jail on 'politically motivated' charges of tax evasion.

03 November 2011

Aleksandr Kalistratov sentenced to community service for distributing brochures which allegedly incited hatred against the Catholic Church.

02 November 2011

Twenty seven families may lose their homes to make way for new commercial housing built by a government owned company.

01 November 2011

A number of planes linked to the CIA’s rendition programme landed in Finland between 2001 and 2006.

27 October 2011

Lithuania's failure to investigate its role in the US-led rendition programme has forced an alleged victim of secret detention to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights.

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