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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

27 August 2013

The UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) singularly failed to investigate the abduction and murders of Kosovo Serbs in the aftermath of the 1998-1999 conflict.

27 August 2013

The French authorities’ evictions of Romani communities across the country continue to flout international law a year after the government published an inter-ministerial circular on the issue.

21 August 2013

After the 1973 coup in Chile, Ambassador Frode Nilsen dined with the military dictatorship’s highest-ranking officers. Behind their backs he smuggled dissidents to Norway. By Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media

20 August 2013

Pressure placed on the Guardian newspaper by UK authorities to destroy documents represents a threat to freedom of expression, the right to information and protecting the independence of the media in the UK.

14 August 2013

Greece must act immediately to curb xenophobic and racist attacks, Amnesty International said after a brutal knife attack on two Pakistani migrants.

06 August 2013

Hungarian authorities urged to protect minority groups from hate crimes after four are found guilty over the racially motivated murders of six Roma.

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.

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