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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

18 March 2014

Cypriot immigration authorities routinely detain hundreds of migrants and asylum-seekers in prison-like conditions for extended periods while awaiting deportation. 

14 March 2014

Azerbaijan should immediately and unconditionally release two political leaders who have been behind bars for more than a year on fabricated charges.

14 March 2014

International human rights monitors must immediately be deployed across Ukraine following reports of increasing violence and disappearances ahead of Sunday’s impromptu referendum that could lead to the secession of the southern Crimea region, said Amnesty International. 

14 March 2014

The Russian authorities have launched a full-scale onslaught on the few remaining independent media in Russia, blocking a number of internet sites in the Russian Federation.

12 March 2014

Amnesty International is monitoring events at the funeral old 15-year-old Berkin Elvan in Istanbul as thousands gather in cities across Turkey to protest ongoing police impunity. 

07 March 2014

With journalists, activists and peaceful protestors facing increasing harassment and intimidation in Crimea, there is an urgent need for a strong international monitoring mission in Ukraine. 

06 March 2014

Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to investigate an apparently unprovoked and premeditated violent assault on former Pussy Riot members in Nizhny Novgorod this morning. 

 

05 March 2014

Members of Azerbaijan's Popular Front Party believe an explosion at their headquarters in Baku on Monday was no coincidence as authorities continue to try and silence them.

03 March 2014

The detention of hundreds of anti-war protesters over the weekend is another manifestation of the increasing crackdown on the freedom of expression and assembly in Russia, Amnesty International said.  

26 February 2014

All those responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people killed during the anti-government protests in Ukraine must be brought to justice, said Amnesty International today. 

24 February 2014

The apparently arbitrary arrest and detention of a further 234 peaceful protesters outside a Moscow court building today shows how the Russian authorities’ rampant violation of freedom of expression and assembly shows no sign of letting up, Amnesty International said. 

22 February 2014

The legacy of the Sochi Olympics will be tainted by human rights violations and the failure of the International Olympic Committee to confront the Russian authorities over them. 

21 February 2014

The Spanish government must withdraw a proposed bill aimed at limiting access to safe and legal abortion services, Amnesty International said in a letter sent to the country’s Minister of Justice.

21 February 2014

Today’s guilty verdict against defendants in the Bolotnaya Square protest trial is a hideous injustice, said Amnesty International.

20 February 2014

The shooting of protesters, which is contributing to the spiralling death toll in Kyiv, is deeply troubling and must prompt a swift response to bring all those responsible to justice, Amnesty International urged. 

 

19 February 2014

Spain must refrain from forcibly returning Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan, Amnesty International said as Spain authorized his extradition.

19 February 2014

The High Court of England and Wales struck a blow against freedom of expression today when it ruled that the nine-hour detention of a Brazilian national under anti-terrorism legislation was lawful and proportionate. 

 

18 February 2014

The Russian authorities must immediately release nine people – including activists and journalists – who have been arrested in central Sochi, Amnesty International said. 

14 February 2014

The French authorities must ensure the protection of a Ukrainian political refugee who sustained a horrific attack in his home in Strasbourg earlier this week, said Amnesty International.

14 February 2014

Following confirmation by Spain’s Interior Minister that police fired rubber bullets in an attempt to stop migrants from entering the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, which may have contributed to at least 11 drowning deaths, Amnesty International is calling for a full, effective and independent investigation. 

 

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