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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

23 March 2009
Two men were killed during a demonstration in Pristina in February 2007, when Romanian police under the control of the UN fired rubber bullets at the crowd.
23 March 2009
More people were executed in Asia than in any other part of the world in 2008. By contrast, in Europe, only one country continues to use the death penalty: Belarus.
20 March 2009
Early on Wednesday morning, a Greek prisoner actively engaged in defending prisoners’ rights was found dead.
20 March 2009
Amnesty International has called on other European governments to follow Ireland's lead in offering to accept a small number of Guantánamo detainees who the U
13 March 2009
All three are reported to have been beaten and otherwise ill-treated while in detention. Two have already been detained for four years.
05 March 2009
The Azerbaijani authorities have dropped a defamation suit against a prominent human rights defender.
05 March 2009
The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, discusses the ICC's work in the wake of the court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's Pr
24 February 2009
UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.
20 February 2009
The jury in the Anna Politkovskaya murder trial has acquitted all those charged with involvement in the murder.
18 February 2009
The decision could give the UK government the green light to start deporting people to countries where they will be at risk of serious human rights abuses.
06 February 2009
Over 1,600 migrants currently held on the Italian island of Lampedusa are at risk of being forcibly returned to their home countries.
26 January 2009
A coalition of human rights organizations is calling on EU foreign ministers to help by offering humanitarian protection to detainees at risk of torture or other seri
21 January 2009
The Turkish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender solidarity organization, Lambda Istanbul, has won its appeal against the closure of the association.
19 January 2009
Two years ago, the journalist and human rights defender was killed in Turkey for the expression of his non-violent opinions. Those responsible still haven't been broug
19 January 2009
A prominent human rights lawyer with whom Amnesty International had worked on several occasions was shot dead in the centre of Moscow on Monday.
18 December 2008
On International Migrants Day, new footage reveals the appalling state of a French detention centre for irregular migrants off the coast of Africa and shows how Europe
18 December 2008
Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on "Moratorium on the use of the death penalty" at the United Nations on T
17 December 2008
Three detainees were released on Tuesday from the Guantánamo detention camp to their homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but three others remain.
17 December 2008
The European Parliament has honoured a jailed Chinese dissident in absentia with its top human rights award.
12 December 2008
Irene Khan has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that it has a fundamental role to play as the moral voice of the international community.
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