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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

26 October 2012

Anti-Roma feeling in many European countries still translates into official policies that result in segregation of Roma from the rest of society, deepening and exacerbating their existing poverty and marginalization.

26 October 2012

The abduction of Leonid Razvozzhayev from Ukraine, allegedly by Russian Federation government agents must be promptly investigated.

25 October 2012

In countries across Europe, excessive use of force by police against protesters goes uninvestigated and unpunished.

23 October 2012

Claims an opposition MP’s assistant was abducted in Ukraine and forced to return to Russia where he was allegedly tortured must be investigated, Amnesty International said.

22 October 2012

Amnesty International is set to receive more than $30 million from a Norwegian telethon to help fund its human rights work around the world.

22 October 2012

You may be forgiven for not having heard of the Copenhagen ‘Principles’ - they have, after all, been reached behind closed doors.

17 October 2012

The new Serbian government must introduce legislation which prohibits forced evictions, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today.

15 October 2012

A new Amnesty International report slams the UK government’s plans for a substantial extension of the use of secret evidence in the justice system.

15 October 2012

Around 150 Roma inhabitants have been evicted from an informal settlement in the eastern suburbs of Paris.

15 October 2012

The multi-nation institution should take the award as a reminder of what it ought to stand for and acknowledge its weaknesses.

10 October 2012

A decision to conditionally release one member of Pussy Riot is only a half-measure in achieving justice, Amnesty International said.


05 October 2012

Top-selling artists Rihanna and Shakira should bear in mind the human rights abuses being inflicted on the people of Azerbaijan before they perform there.

02 October 2012

Two prison guards and a prison director have been given life in prison for torturing political activist Engin Çeber to death in a Turkish prison in October 2008.

01 October 2012

Another Azerbaijani youth activist has been detained as part of a post-Eurovision crackdown on dissent.

27 September 2012

The Swedish authorities should issue assurances to the UK and to Julian Assange that he will not be extradited to the USA.

24 September 2012

Almost four years to the day since Turkish activist Engin Çeber died in custody, a court will rule whether police and prison guards had a role in the torture that allegedly killed him.

21 September 2012

Tens of thousands of Amnesty International activists worldwide urge the authorities to stop forced evictions and segregation.

20 September 2012

Belarusian authorities are attempting to suppress opposition voices ahead of upcoming elections.

12 September 2012

Discriminatory laws, policies and practices which marginalize Italy’s Roma must be urgently changed.

10 September 2012

Urgent changes are needed to Moldovan laws to combat high levels of discrimination faced by minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) people, the disabled and HIV-positive people.

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