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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

29 June 2011

Riot police in Athens have injured many peaceful protesters by using excessive force to disperse demonstrations over the past two days.

16 June 2011

A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers facing deportation from the UK today are at risk of torture in their home country.

16 June 2011

Greek police have reportedly used excessive amounts of teargas against protesters in a largely peaceful demonstration against government spending cuts.

14 June 2011

Oleg Orlov had said the Chechen President was responsible for the murder of rights defender Natalia Estemirova.

26 May 2011

Serbian authorities must renew their efforts to arrest all war crimes suspects, Amnesty International said today, after Ratko Mladic was detained.

26 May 2011

The Bosnian Serb former general and alleged war criminal is set to be flown to The Hague to face trial on genocide charges.

26 May 2011

Georgian authorities must investigate allegations of excessive use of force by police against anti-government protests in which two people died, Amnesty International said today.

26 May 2011

A prominent dissident journalist has been pardoned in Azerbaijan after a global campaign called for his release.

24 May 2011

Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev's convictions on money laundering have been upheld by a Moscow court.

18 May 2011

Authorities in Moscow must overturn their ban on the city’s gay pride event, Amnesty International says.

16 May 2011

Four Belarusian prisoners of conscience have been convicted over their involvement in post-election protests.

13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

13 May 2011

Benelux must halt agreement which leaves Roma at risk of being forcibly returned.

13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

04 May 2011

A new international inquiry points to crimes against humanity committed in Osh, Kyrgyzstan in June 2010.

04 May 2011

A youth activist has been convicted after using Facebook to call for a “Day of Rage” inspired by protests in the Middle East and North Africa.

28 April 2011

European leaders must protect the integrity of the European Court of Human Rights, Amnesty International says after conference on reforms.

28 April 2011

Georgia's investigation into a high-profile murder case ruled 'ineffective' by EHCR.

15 April 2011

A guilty verdict for two Croatian generals for crimes against humanity is a long-awaited victory for Croatia's war victims.

15 April 2011

Authorities in Azerbaijan must halt the targeting of peaceful protesters ahead of an opposition rally.

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