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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

06 November 2009
Amnesty International has condemned an invitation extended by Turkey to Sudanese President Omar al Bashir to attend a meeting in Turkey.
05 November 2009
US and Italian intelligence agents are convicted for their involvement in the abduction of Usama Mostafa Hassan Nasr (better known as Abu Omar).
29 October 2009
Andrei Zhuk becomes the second person to have his death sentence upheld in Belarus within the last month.
27 October 2009
Two Iranian refugees who were refused access to the asylum system in Turkey and unlawfully detained for more than a year have been released.
26 October 2009
The beginning of the Hague trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic is an important step towards justice for the tens of thousands of victims of the Bosnian war.
26 October 2009
Russian and Kabardino-Balkarian authorities must find and bring to justice those responsible for the murder of Maksharip Aushev, a leading civil society activist from Ingushetia.
23 October 2009
As refugees begin to leave the Mahmur camp in northern Iraq, Amnesty International has urged the authorities to allow Turkish citizens of Kurdish origin to return without harassment and discrimination.
22 October 2009
The 2009 Sakharov prize for human rights has been awarded to Russian activists Oleg Orlov, Sergei Kovalev and Ludmila Alekseeva.
20 October 2009
The United Nations has echoed Amnesty International’s call to halt the imminent execution of a man accused of murdering of six elderly women in Belarus.
07 October 2009
Ahead of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, Amnesty International has urged the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenka, to grant clemency to a man who may be facing imminent execution.
07 October 2009
A Moscow court has found in favour of the president's libel suit against human rights activist Oleg Orlov who accused him of "being responsible" for the murder of human rights worker Natalia Estemirova.
05 October 2009
Human rights activists in Russia and the North Caucasus face increasing violence and intimidation three years after the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
24 September 2009
Two Iranian refugees remain in detention in Turkey despite a European Court of Human Rights ruling on Tuesday should be released, according to Amnesty International.
09 September 2009
Any move by the Lithuanian parliament to criminalize the promotion of homosexuality would  violate the country's international obligations to uphold freedom of expression and fight discrimination.
08 September 2009
Russia's Supreme Court ordered a new investigation into the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya on Thursday.
27 August 2009
US Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a "preliminary review" into the secret detention programme operated by the CIA after the attacks of 11 September 2001. It's a welcome first step but it's not enough, says Amnesty International.
13 August 2009
Ali Ben Sassi Toumi has been accused of 'membership of a terrorist organization', 'providing expertise and logistical support to a terrorist organization' and fraud.
12 August 2009
Zarema Sadulayeva, head of the Russian charity, Let's Save the Children, is the latest human rights activist to be murdered in Chechnya.
10 August 2009
Amnesty International has reiterated its call for an independent public inquiry into allegations of UK complicity in torture.
04 August 2009

A Romani woman was shot dead in the village of Kisléta in Eastern Hungary, early Monday morning.

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