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01 October 2012

Another Azerbaijani youth activist has been detained as part of a post-Eurovision crackdown on dissent.

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24 September 2012

Almost four years to the day since Turkish activist Engin Çeber died in custody, a court will rule whether police and prison guards had a role in the torture that allegedly killed him.

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20 September 2012

Belarusian authorities are attempting to suppress opposition voices ahead of upcoming elections.

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17 August 2012

A Russian court's decision today to jail members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country.

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15 August 2012

Such attacks are unacceptable and the authorities must do all within their power to calm their rise.

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08 August 2012

A large number of the 7,500 foreign nationals arrested in Athens over the last few days reported to be of Asian, African and North African origin.

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30 July 2012

Court sentences 70-year-old Ramze Shihab Amhed to 15 years in prison after 'grossly unfair' trial that relied on 'torture' evidence.

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25 July 2012

Members of the band will stay in pre-trial custody for six more months after singing a protest song in Moscow’s main Orthodox church in February.

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26 June 2012

The release of nine Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience is a smokescreen to mask an ongoing crackdown on free expression in the country.

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18 June 2012

A new Amnesty International report documents how Cyprus locks away hundreds of irregular migrants each year, breaching international obligations.

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13 June 2012

In Azerbaijan, there has been a worrying rise in police harassment of young activists who participated in protests around Eurovision.

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28 May 2012

Police in the Russian capital stopped an attempted Pride and detained dozens, including the event's organizers.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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22 May 2012

Eurovision organizers have remained silent on the Azerbaijani authorities' fresh wave of human rights violations ahead of the song contest in Baku.

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14 May 2012

Just weeks before Azerbaijan hosts the Eurovision song contest, police have violently broken up two peaceful protests in the capital.

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09 May 2012

Proposed legal changes could result in information and evidence of human rights violations by UK state representatives being kept secret.

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18 April 2012

A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.

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02 April 2012

New government measures allow police to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV.

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27 March 2012

Government's urged to act as European Parliament prepares report on the illegal transfer, disappearance, and torture of detainees.

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20 March 2012

Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.

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