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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

02 February 2010
Ivan Mikhailau had refused military service because bearing arms contradicts his religious beliefs.
27 January 2010
Umida Akhmedova, whose work shows men, women and children carrying out everyday activities, was charged with slandering and insulting the Uzbekistani people and their traditions.
19 January 2010
Human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed in Moscow a year ago. Those responsible have not been brought to justice.
15 January 2010

Czech education authorities have said they will take measures to end the wrongful placing of Romani children in schools for pupils with "mild mental disabilities", in response to Amnesty International's report on the issue.

14 January 2010
Ahmed Chataev, who had reportedly been tortured by Russian forces after he was detained in Chechnya during fighting in 2000, was visiting Ukraine with a valid visa when he was arrested.
12 January 2010
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the use of these abusive and discriminatory powers is illegal.
11 January 2010

Leading human rights organizations have urged more European states to accept detainees held at the US detention centre at Guantánamo who cannot be returned to their countries of origin.

11 January 2010
22 December 2009
A Lithuanian parliamentary committee has concluded that a CIA secret prison operated in Lithuania during the US-led “war on terror”.
19 December 2009
17 December 2009
The government and President Dalia Grybauskaite have been urged to ensure that next week's report into allegations that the CIA operated a 'black site' in Lithuanian is thorough, independent, and impartial.
14 December 2009
Amnesty International has expressed concern that the Democratic Society Party has been closed and 37 of its members have been banned from politics for five years.
11 December 2009
A European Court of Human Rights ruling has called for the release of Belarusian opposition activist and musician Igor Koktysh, detained in Ukraine since 2007, pending extradition to Belarus.
10 December 2009
To mark World Human Rights Day, Amnesty International spoke to three women who put their lives on the line in defence of human rights.
09 December 2009
Blog written by Talib Yakubov, the father-in-law of prisoner of conscience Azam Farmonov.
09 December 2009

Tunisian nationals Adel Ben Mabrouk and Riadh Nasseri are suspected of having committed terrorism-related crimes in Italy prior to being held at the US detention centre.

08 December 2009
The Russian authorities must stop persecuting human rights activists and instead channel their efforts into investigating those responsible for their murders.
07 December 2009
Petition delivered to world leaders as they gather at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this week.
04 December 2009

A European Court of Human Rights’ judgement said that Kamel Daoudi’s expulsion would put him at risk of incommunicado detention and torture and would be a human rights violation.

30 November 2009
Amnesty International said it deeply regrets the choice of Swiss voters to introduce a ban on the construction of minarets into the constitution. The ban takes immediate effect.
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