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The state of the world's human rights

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16 June 2011

Greek police have reportedly used excessive amounts of teargas against protesters in a largely peaceful demonstration against government spending cuts.

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14 June 2011

Oleg Orlov had said the Chechen President was responsible for the murder of rights defender Natalia Estemirova.

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26 May 2011

Georgian authorities must investigate allegations of excessive use of force by police against anti-government protests in which two people died, Amnesty International said today.

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26 May 2011

A prominent dissident journalist has been pardoned in Azerbaijan after a global campaign called for his release.

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18 May 2011

Authorities in Moscow must overturn their ban on the city’s gay pride event, Amnesty International says.

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16 May 2011

Four Belarusian prisoners of conscience have been convicted over their involvement in post-election protests.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

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04 May 2011

A youth activist has been convicted after using Facebook to call for a “Day of Rage” inspired by protests in the Middle East and North Africa.

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15 April 2011

Authorities in Azerbaijan must halt the targeting of peaceful protesters ahead of an opposition rally.

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07 April 2011

Key figures from the Musavat Party and Popular Front Party have been detained in a government crackdown following the “Day of Wrath” protests.

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02 April 2011

Scores are detained and hundreds of riot police are deployed as "Day of Wrath" protests are targeted by the authorities.

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31 March 2011

The Azerbaijan authorities must end their clampdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today after 11 more political activists were arrested ahead of Saturday's planned "Day of Wrath" protest.

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29 March 2011

Mikita Likhavid, 20, is sentenced to three years and six months in a labour colony on charges of "mass disorder" for peacefully participating in post-election protests.

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12 March 2011

Amnesty International condemns the violent dispersal of a protest in the capital, Baku.

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07 March 2011

Activists say they have been detained, tortured and refused access to legal advice as part of a clampdown ahead of this Friday's protest.

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11 February 2011

Jabbar Savalan was detained and a fellow member of  the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party's youth group was questioned after using Facebook to call for anti-government protests.

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14 January 2011

Amnesty International has again called on the Hungarian authorities to amend controversial new media laws amid planned public protests calling for freedom of expression.

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04 January 2011

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of three Russian opposition activists detained in Moscow after a peaceful and sanctioned rally calling for freedom of assembly.

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23 December 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Turkmenistani authorities to immediately lift the suspension of the operation of the country’s largest mobile phone service provider.

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