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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.
Dozens of families who will be made homeless as a result of an urban regeneration project say they have been subjected to initimidation and threats.
Urunboy Usmonov, who was arrested in June, is apparently being held solely for his writing work.
A court has found in favour of a Jehovah's Witness in Armenia who received a prison sentence for refusing to do military service.
Three newspapers critical of the Prime Minister were closed down at the weekend, ostensibly due to unpaid taxes demanded by the government.
A Dutch court ruling holds peacekeeping troops to account for the deaths of three men in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
Social networking websites Facebook and Twitter blocked by authorities in Belarus as thousands of activists gathered in another 'silent' protest.
Belarusian authorities are using violence and administrative sentences to punish peaceful protesters.
The environment for independent human rights NGOs in Chechnya has long been hostile, but seems to have worsened in recent weeks.
Riot police in Athens have injured many peaceful protesters by using excessive force to disperse demonstrations over the past two days.
A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers facing deportation from the UK today are at risk of torture in their home country.