A pending French bill would threaten freedom of expression by making it a crime to call into question historical events labelled "genocide" in French law.
Moscow court closes criminal proceedings against Oleg Orlov, head of Russian human rights organization Memorial.
New Constitution and media laws could have serious consequences for human rights in the country.
The authorities ignore calls to address state officials' alleged involvement in the killing of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink.
Russian authorities must promptly investigate the murder of courageous Dagestan journalist Khadzhimurad Kamalov.
Since demonstrations started, there have been numerous reports of beatings of peaceful protesters by the police and denial of medical treatment.
Azerbaijan's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of activist Jabbar Savalan on politically motivated charges.
Ales Bialiatski, head of the rights NGO Viasna, was sentenced to four and a half years for financial crimes after assisting detained activists
A homophobic law proposed in Russia's second city would threaten freedom of expression and fuel discrimination.
Belarusian authorities have repeatedly transferred prisoner of conscience Andrei Sannikau, apparently to intimidate him.
In recent months Azerbaijani authorities have stepped up intimidation and arrests of protesters and representatives of NGOs and independent media.
Aleksandr Kalistratov sentenced to community service for distributing brochures which allegedly incited hatred against the Catholic Church.
A Belarus human rights activist faces up to seven years in jail on 'politically motivated' charges of tax evasion.
Five years after investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered, attacks on journalists are still commonplace in Russia.
Three leading Azerbaijani opposition activists have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for organizing peaceful protests.
Serbian authorities have bowed into pressure from right-wing extremists and cancelled Sunday's Belgrade Pride march.
A court in Meaux near Paris fined Hind Ahmas €120 and Najate Naït Ali €80 for wearing the niqab, a full face veil, in public.
An Azerbaijani human rights activist who spoke out against illegal house demolitions has had her office razed to the ground.
Ales Bialiatski, head of the Human Rights Centre Viasna is believed to have been detained for carrying out his human rights work.
Under proposed draft amendments, any mass gathering that carries out "action or inaction" will require a permit, or be subject to arrest.