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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

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.

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.

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