Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience have launched a hunger strike in the run-up to the Eurovision in Baku.
Just weeks before Azerbaijan hosts the Eurovision song contest, police have violently broken up two peaceful protests in the capital.
Under repressive new laws in St Petersburg, a prominent LGBTI rights activist has been fined for spreading "gay propaganda".
Azerbaijani campaigner Emin Milli tells Amnesty International how his blogs revealing government abuse landed him in jail for 16 months.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Just weeks before Azerbaijan's capital Baku hosts the Eurovision, journalists who tried to film illegal house demolitions were violently assaulted by police.
Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau was among two prisoners of conscience released over the weekend.
Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.
An investigative journalist in Azerbaijan has become the victim of a smear campaign after investigating government corruption.
Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.
In Moldova, four local councils have moved to ban demonstrations by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
Russia’s next president must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda.
A proposed trade agreement aimed at protecting intellectual property could pose a threat to a wide range of human rights.
Russia is urged not to block the UN Security Council's efforts to end human rights violations in Syria.
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.