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Ales Bialiatski, head of the rights NGO Viasna, was sentenced to four and a half years for financial crimes after assisting detained activists
A homophobic law proposed in Russia's second city would threaten freedom of expression and fuel discrimination.
The Italian Council of State has ruled to end the "Nomad Emergency", which has exposed Roma communities to serious human rights violations.
Belarusian authorities have repeatedly transferred prisoner of conscience Andrei Sannikau, apparently to intimidate him.
In recent months Azerbaijani authorities have stepped up intimidation and arrests of protesters and representatives of NGOs and independent media.
Denmark's independent review of CIA rendition flights will not be allowed to compel witness testimony or request any new information.
A Belarus human rights activist faces up to seven years in jail on 'politically motivated' charges of tax evasion.
Aleksandr Kalistratov sentenced to community service for distributing brochures which allegedly incited hatred against the Catholic Church.
Twenty seven families may lose their homes to make way for new commercial housing built by a government owned company.
A number of planes linked to the CIA’s rendition programme landed in Finland between 2001 and 2006.
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.
Human rights defenders peacefully attempted to prevent police evicting Mevljude Kurteshi and her six children from their apartment.
ETA waged a 40-year armed campaign against the Spanish state, during which more than 800 people were killed and thousands injured.
The Lithuanian authorities have yet to investigate a significant amount of information linked to CIA secret prisons in the country.
Five years after investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered, attacks on journalists are still commonplace in Russia.
Yuliya Tymoshenko has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Kyiv court for "abuse of office".
Three leading Azerbaijani opposition activists have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for organizing peaceful protests.
Serbian authorities have bowed into pressure from right-wing extremists and cancelled Sunday's Belgrade Pride march.
A court in Meaux near Paris fined Hind Ahmas €120 and Najate Naït Ali €80 for wearing the niqab, a full face veil, in public.
UK authorities must bring to justice all those responsible for the death of an Iraqi hotel receptionist while UK troops held him in Iraq in 2003.