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Dozens of families who will be made homeless as a result of an urban regeneration project say they have been subjected to initimidation and threats.
Urunboy Usmonov, who was arrested in June, is apparently being held solely for his writing work.
A court has found in favour of a Jehovah's Witness in Armenia who received a prison sentence for refusing to do military service.
Three newspapers critical of the Prime Minister were closed down at the weekend, ostensibly due to unpaid taxes demanded by the government.
A Dutch court ruling holds peacekeeping troops to account for the deaths of three men in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
Social networking websites Facebook and Twitter blocked by authorities in Belarus as thousands of activists gathered in another 'silent' protest.
Belarusian authorities are using violence and administrative sentences to punish peaceful protesters.
The environment for independent human rights NGOs in Chechnya has long been hostile, but seems to have worsened in recent weeks.
Riot police in Athens have injured many peaceful protesters by using excessive force to disperse demonstrations over the past two days.
A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers facing deportation from the UK today are at risk of torture in their home country.
Greek police have reportedly used excessive amounts of teargas against protesters in a largely peaceful demonstration against government spending cuts.
Oleg Orlov had said the Chechen President was responsible for the murder of rights defender Natalia Estemirova.
Serbian authorities must renew their efforts to arrest all war crimes suspects, Amnesty International said today, after Ratko Mladic was detained.
The Bosnian Serb former general and alleged war criminal is set to be flown to The Hague to face trial on genocide charges.
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.
A prominent dissident journalist has been pardoned in Azerbaijan after a global campaign called for his release.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev's convictions on money laundering have been upheld by a Moscow court.
Authorities in Moscow must overturn their ban on the city’s gay pride event, Amnesty International says.
Four Belarusian prisoners of conscience have been convicted over their involvement in post-election protests.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.