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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

23 April 2012

A new Amnesty International report exposes widespread discrimination against Muslims in Western Europe

18 April 2012

A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.

18 April 2012

Just weeks before Azerbaijan's capital Baku hosts the Eurovision, journalists who tried to film illegal house demolitions were violently assaulted by police.

16 April 2012

Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau was among two prisoners of conscience released over the weekend.

05 April 2012

The Roma, numbering between 10 and 12 million people, are one of Europe’s largest and most disadvantaged minorities.

02 April 2012

New government measures allow police to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV.

29 March 2012

Nearly two decades after the end of the war government must ensure justice, truth and reparation for hundreds of survivors of wartime sexual violence.

27 March 2012

Government's urged to act as European Parliament prepares report on the illegal transfer, disappearance, and torture of detainees.

20 March 2012

Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.

19 March 2012

Two men convicted of carrying out a deadly metro bombing last year in Minsk have been executed following an unfair trial.

16 March 2012

Amnesty International has submitted a report to the Spanish government outlining the key human rights challenges that the country faces.

15 March 2012

A ship en route from the USA to Egypt is carrying arms which could be used by Egyptian security forces to commit human rights violations.

15 March 2012

An investigative journalist in Azerbaijan has become the victim of a smear campaign after investigating government corruption.

06 March 2012

Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.

02 March 2012

In Moldova, four local councils have moved to ban demonstrations by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

29 February 2012

Russia’s next president must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda.

27 February 2012

The well-known Spanish investigating judge Baltasar Garzón has been cleared of charges of abuse of power, but crimes remain unpunished.

23 February 2012

A landmark European Court of Human Rights judgment upholds migrants rights that Italy violated by returning African migrants to Libya in 2009.

16 February 2012

The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have rejected a call to terminate Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the Games.

10 February 2012

A proposed trade agreement aimed at protecting intellectual property could pose a threat to a wide range of human rights.

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