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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.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities found responsible for the lack of adequate investigations into the disappearance and deaths of two war crimes victims in 1991.
Albanian authorities must investigate the reported deaths of three men during today's anti-government protests in Tirana.
The investigation surrounding the existence of secret prisons run by the US Central Agency (CIA) in Lithuania must not be closed until all avenues of evidence have been thoroughly pursued, Amnesty International has said.
Croatia must investigate fresh claims that a senior politician failed to prevent war crimes committed by Croatian forces during the 1991-1995 war.
A Belarus human rights group has rejected government accusations that it is trying to ‘discredit’ the country by talking to the UN about rights violations.
Amnesty International has again called on the Hungarian authorities to amend controversial new media laws amid planned public protests calling for freedom of expression.
Amnesty International today called for the unconditional release of 16 Belarusian activists and journalists charged with ‘organizing mass disorder’, and declared them prisoners of conscience.
Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of three Russian opposition activists detained in Moscow after a peaceful and sanctioned rally calling for freedom of assembly.
Amnesty International calls on Moscow courts to overturn the conviction of prominent businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky for money-laundering, on the grounds that his trial was unfair and appeared politically motivated.
Amnesty International is calling on the Turkmenistani authorities to immediately lift the suspension of the operation of the country’s largest mobile phone service provider.
Hungary’s newly adopted media law will impose potentially wide-ranging restrictions on freedom of expression, Amnesty International has warned.
Amnesty International has urged the Romanian authorities to provide urgent housing assistance to several Roma families made homeless by a forced eviction last week.
Amnesty International has condemned the violent dispersal of a mainly peaceful demonstration in the aftermath of Sunday’s presidential election in Belarus which was marred by irregularities.
Ali Aarrass, who is accused of terrorism-related offences, is believed to be at serious risk of human rights violations amid persistent reports of abuses by Moroccan security forces.
An Italian court has increased rendition sentences for American CIA agents but is still shielding high-ranking Italian officials from trial under a 'state secrets' doctrine.
Former military official Tomislav Merčep is accused of responsibility for serious human rights abuses committed during the 1991-95 conflict.