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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

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.

28 July 2009
Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded the 2009 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award.
24 July 2009
Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev face up to five years in prison after organizing a Moscow art exhibition. Artists and writers have sent a letter expressing their co
22 July 2009
The Czech Republic finally ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.
17 July 2009
The death follows the publication of an Amnesty International report detailing human rights violations committed by French police officers.
16 July 2009
The abduction and murder of the prominent activist is a "consequence of the impunity that has been allowed to persist by the Russian and Chechen authorities.&quot
14 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament voted on Tuesday to adopt a controversial law that institutionalizes homophobia.
10 July 2009
Mounting evidence, including a statement by former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, suggests that UK authorities expolited the torture of terrorism suspects by forei
09 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on whether to overturn a Presidential veto on a discriminatory law that institutionalizes homophobia.
07 July 2009
The German, Swiss and Austrian governments have withdrawn funding for the Ilisu dam project in Turkey where human rights violations are at risk.
29 June 2009
The law would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public information that can be viewed by children.
29 June 2009
Amnesty International members across Europe join in a day of action as part of the organization’s solidarity campaign with independent journalists and human righ
29 June 2009
The Italian Senate is to decide whether or not to pass a controversial draft law that would violate the human rights of migrants and asylum-seekers and could lead to
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