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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

06 August 2013

The Romanian authorities must immediately halt all forced evictions and provide those Romani families who were recently forced out of their homes with alternative housing.

06 August 2013

The Maltese authorities must urgently allow a boat carrying 102 sub-Saharan Africans to disembark those on board.

02 August 2013

Czech authorities must protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre said ahead of planned anti-Roma demonstrations.

02 August 2013

On the second anniversary of the arrest of Belarusian human rights activist  Ales Bialiatski, Amnesty International speaks to his wife about their struggle for justice.

01 August 2013

Russia's decision to grant Snowden temporary asylum should allow governments and others to focus on the sweeping nature and unlawfulness of the US government’s surveillance programmes.

01 August 2013

France must ensure Mukhtar Ablyazov has a full and fair extradition process and that he is not sent to any country that may return him to Kazakhstan where he will be at risk of torture and an unfair trial.

26 July 2013

A Russian appeal court decided to keep a second Pussy Riot punk band member behind bars for singing a protest song.

24 July 2013

A Russian appeal court decision to refuse parole to Maria Alekhina, one of the Pussy Riot punk group singers jailed for singing a protest song in an Orthodox cathedral is a further travesty of justice.

22 July 2013

More than 100 internationally renowned musicians have joined a worldwide call for the release of the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot ahead of their parole appeal hearings this week.

19 July 2013

Amnesty International is calling for the return of CIA agent Robert Seldon Lady to Italy to face justice for his part in the US-led rendition programme.

18 July 2013

Aleksei Navalny, a popular informal opposition leader, was sentenced today to five years in a Russian prison colony after a politically motivated trial on highly questionable charges of embezzlement.

16 July 2013

The Italian government must investigate and make public all the facts behind the illegal expulsion of the wife and daughter of Kazakhstani opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov.

11 July 2013

A new Amnesty International report exposes how the security forces act with impunity and how torture in detention centres is rife.

09 July 2013

A new report explores the Greek authorities’ use of ‘push backs’- when they turn groups of migrants back across the border, denying them the right to challenge their expulsion.

09 July 2013

Peaceful demonstrators were detained in Taksim yesterday after riot police used tear gas and water canons to clear the square and neighbouring Gezi park.

09 July 2013

Journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev was assassinated by an unknown gunman near his home in the village of Semender in Dagestan, Russian Federation, earlier today.

08 July 2013

People risking the dangerous journey to Europe's borders are being pushed back and locked up. An Amnesty International team heard the stories of migrants on the Greek island of Lesvos, and met the locals doing their best to support them.

03 July 2013

Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics are colluding in the regular abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of individuals.

01 July 2013

New laws in Russia criminalise blasphemy and outlaw public activism by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals.

27 June 2013

A year and a half after being released from the US prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and sent to his native Russia, Rasul Kudaev was tortured in police custody to get him to "confess" to a crime.

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