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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

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.

07 April 2011

Key figures from the Musavat Party and Popular Front Party have been detained in a government crackdown following the “Day of Wrath” protests.

05 April 2011

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Italy violated the ban on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment during a 2009 deportation.

02 April 2011

Scores are detained and hundreds of riot police are deployed as "Day of Wrath" protests are targeted by the authorities.

31 March 2011

The Azerbaijan authorities must end their clampdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today after 11 more political activists were arrested ahead of Saturday's planned "Day of Wrath" protest.

30 March 2011

Amnesty International reveals situation facing people fleeing North Africa unrest as Silvio Berlusconi pledges to “clear Lampedusa within 48-60 hours".

29 March 2011

Mikita Likhavid, 20, is sentenced to three years and six months in a labour colony on charges of "mass disorder" for peacefully participating in post-election protests.

24 March 2011

The Hungarian authorities must act to aid victims of racially motivated attacks, Amnesty International said ahead of the Budapest trial tomorrow of four people suspected over a series of killings of Roma.

12 March 2011

Amnesty International condemns the violent dispersal of a protest in the capital, Baku.

07 March 2011

Activists say they have been detained, tortured and refused access to legal advice as part of a clampdown ahead of this Friday's protest.

24 February 2011

Authorities urged to help bring to justice all those involved in the 1999 murder of hundreds of Kosovo Albanians, following the conviction of former police general Vlastimir Ðorðevic.

16 February 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Italian authorities to deal with the humanitarian needs of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers leaving Tunisia following recent unrest.

14 February 2011

Amnesty International is urging the authorities of Italy and the European Union to protect the human rights of thousands of migrants from Tunisia arriving on the Italian mainland and island of Lampedusa.

11 February 2011

Jabbar Savalan was detained and a fellow member of  the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party's youth group was questioned after using Facebook to call for anti-government protests.

06 February 2011

Former US president George W. Bush reportedly cancels a planned visit to Geneva, ahead of expected protests and possible legal action against the former president.

28 January 2011

Amnesty International calls on UK government to raise concerns about the killings with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina who visits the UK this week.

21 January 2011

Authorities found responsible for the lack of adequate investigations into the disappearance and deaths of two war crimes victims in 1991.

21 January 2011

Albanian authorities must investigate the reported deaths of three men during today's anti-government protests in Tirana. 

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