New laws in Russia criminalise blasphemy and outlaw public activism by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals.
The municipal authorities of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, have said a Pride Parade organized for 27 July cannot be held in the city centre and failed to propose an alternative route.
Police in Turkey are refusing to acknowledge that they have people in custody following mass detentions carried out during the night in Istanbul.
The space for free expression in Russia shrank further today after the State Duma in Moscow passed two new bills aimed at stamping out minority views.
The film festival “Bok o Bok”, which seeks to create a space where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people can openly express their identity in Russia, was issued with an unprecedentedly heavy combined fine of over USD 15,500.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Civil society is being suppressed in Belarus by a repressive government that will not tolerate any form of criticism.
The conviction of a renowned Turkish pianist for 'denigrating Islam' on Twitter sends a "chilling" message to social media users in the country.
One of the organizers of a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan goes missing as authorities intensify a crackdown on dissent ahead of the Presidential elections in October.
Since the conviction of members of the punk band, Russia has adopted several new laws targeting activists and those critical of the authorities.
The ban on videos of the group's protest in a Moscow cathedral last year, highlights an escalating clampdown on freedom of expression.
Scores of activists were detained and five sentenced to prison following a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan on Saturday.