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The number of activists injured across Turkey as a result of police abuse will continue to escalate unless the authorities bring police tactics in line with basic human rights standards, Amnesty International said today.
Urgent steps must be taken by the Turkish authorities to prevent further deaths and injuries and allow protesters access to their fundamental rights, as well as ensuring the security of all members of the public.
More than a hundred people are reported to have been injured after police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse a peaceful protest against the destruction of Gezi Park in central Istanbul.
Amnesty International paid tribute today to Christopher Keith Hall, a long-serving senior legal adviser at the organization, who died, aged 66, after a battle with cancer.
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
For people who flee across the European Union’s borders to seek respite from conflict or persecution, life is not always everything they might have hoped it would be.
Just days before the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was due to host its first-ever Pride march, a city court has banned the event in what Amnesty International called a shameful about-face.
The Moldovan authorities must ensure a Pride march in the capital Chisinau is followed up by other steps to combat homophobic discrimination, Amnesty International said.
On 17 May, to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Amnesty International supporters worldwide will take action to highlight the human rights situation of LGBTI people around the world.
Police in the Georgian capital Tbilisi failed to protect LGBTI activists as thousands of people violently attacked a Pride event today in what Amnesty International said was an ineffective response to organized and violent homophobia.
A new report exposes endemic discrimination by officials and members of the public towards gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex in Ukraine.
Forcibly returning people to a volatile security situation in Somalia would violate international law.
The use of special government measures to thwart a proposed teachers’ strike in Greece is disproportionate and in violation of the country’s international human rights obligations.
The Azerbaijani authorities must not use the upcoming presidential election as a pretext to silence critical voices and meaningful debate, Amnesty International said following a move to extend criminal defamation laws to the internet.
By declaring the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, Italy's Supreme Court has helped to end discrimination against Roma communities.
The homeless man originally from Ukraine has been sentenced to death for killing a fellow prisoner in Mahiliou, eastern Belarus.
A Turkish reform bill passed into law today fails to meet the government’s stated aim of bringing Turkey's laws into line with international human rights standards.
Today’s decision by a Moscow court to fine an independent non-governmental organization and its leader is an alarming indicator for the future of civil society in Russia.
A new report examines recent laws aimed at undermining freedom of expression, assembly and association in Russia.
The victims of a recent shooting at a strawberry farm in southern Greece still fear for their livelihoods and safety, Amnesty International said after a visit to the farm.