from Europe and central asia
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.
Hundreds of Roma people could be made homeless as Romanian authorities reportedly prepare to demolish their houses in the town of Baia Mare.
A senior Russian police official has been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of the journalist and human rights defender.
A planned forced eviction would push up to 86 Irish Traveller families off land they own in Essex, UK, leaving them homeless.
An investigation into the death in custody of a Ukrainian student is seriously flawed, Amnesty International says after a court effectively clears two officers of responsibility for his death.
An Azerbaijani human rights activist who spoke out against illegal house demolitions has had her office razed to the ground.
Serbian officials allow another forced eviction of Roma family in Belgrade
Ales Bialiatski, head of the Human Rights Centre Viasna is believed to have been detained for carrying out his human rights work.
The inquiry into the UK government's alleged involvement in torture will let down those that may have suffered abuse.
Authorities urged to ensure that when the country's former leader is extradited by France he is tried for human rights abuses during his 1980s rule.
Under proposed draft amendments, any mass gathering that carries out "action or inaction" will require a permit, or be subject to arrest.
The execution of Andrei Burdyka, who was convicted of assault and murder, will not provide real justice to the victims of such crimes.
A man has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in prison for the murder of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink.
A bill designed to protect minority groups from discrimination has been rejected by the government.
Goran Hadžić, the only remaining suspect wanted by a Hague war crimes tribunal, was arrested today in Serbia.