Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

25 January 2013

LGBTI activists protest outside Russia’s Parliament as it backs a bill which outlaws the “propaganda of homosexuality among minors”.

18 January 2013

Overnight police raids in several Turkish cities have resulted in the arrest of 15 human rights lawyers known for defending individuals’ right to freedom of speech and victims of police violence.

16 January 2013

Today’s decision by a Russian court not to allow Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina to defer serving her sentence compounds the injustice already meted out to the jailed punk singer.

15 January 2013

Nadia Eweida, a Coptic Christian, took her case to the Court after the airline stopped her from wearing a visible crucifix at work.

14 January 2013

A thorough, independent investigation is needed into what appears to have been an orchestrated attack on an Azerbaijani opposition presidential candidate.

10 January 2013

The investigation into the gunning down of three Kurdish women activists in Paris must be prompt and thorough.

04 January 2013

A former Nepali miliary colonel has been arrested in the UK on allegations of torture, in a welcome example of universal jurisication being used to further accountability.

20 December 2012

Greece is proving itself incapable of providing basic requirements of safety and shelter to thousands of asylum seekers and migrants arriving each year.

20 December 2012

Russian parliamentarians must reject a bill that will have a chilling effect on human rights defenders and civil society when it goes through  its third reading in the Russian Parliament's Lower Chamber.

18 December 2012

A new report focuses on the severe exploitation of migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Asia, in Italy's agricultural sector.

17 December 2012

The law would make the promotion of homosexuality among minors an administrative offence, with fines of up to US$16,200.

17 December 2012

Some 300 Roma people mark the anniversary of their forced eviction from a Romanian town to live in horrendous conditions on the edge of a landfill.

14 December 2012

Prosecutors must not rest until those who ordered Anna Politkovskaya's murder are brought to justice.

13 December 2012

Today’s ruling on the CIA’s detention and rendition of German national Khaled El-Masri is a milestone in the fight against impunity for US-led secret detention programmes.

10 December 2012

A march to commemorate International Human Rights Day in Republika Srpska has been banned by police.

07 December 2012

A Turkish court has acquitted four men on trial for their participation in a protest in support of a conscientious objector.

07 December 2012

Art work conceived by Art for Amnesty and supported by musicians such as Bono and Sting to be unveiled at Prague's recently renamed Václav Havel Airport.

29 November 2012

The French authorities must immediately stop forced evictions affecting several thousand migrant Roma each year across the country.

29 November 2012

Three high-ranking members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) have been acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

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