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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

31 January 2012

Authorities urged stop the ill-treatment of about 60 Somalis and six Eritreans who had been on hunger strike in protest against their illegal detention.

26 January 2012

London 2012 ethics chief tells Amnesty International why she quit her role on Olympic commission over Dow's connection to the 1984 Bhopal disaster.

24 January 2012

The economic crisis, and how governments have chosen to address it, poses a clear and unambiguous risk to rights.

24 January 2012

A pending French bill would threaten freedom of expression by making it a crime to call into question historical events labelled "genocide" in French law.

20 January 2012

Moscow court closes criminal proceedings against Oleg Orlov, head of Russian human rights organization Memorial.

20 January 2012

A widely respected Spanish investigative judge faces trial on charges he abused his power in an investigation into Franco-era abuses.

19 January 2012

Around 60 Somalis - including many children - have gone on hunger strike to protest their administrative detention by Ukrainian authorities.

18 January 2012

Inquiry failed to fully investigate allegations of UK involvement in torture and ill-treatment in the context of counter-terrorism operations.

17 January 2012

Court says Jordanian cleric should not be deported but accepts UK's argument that 'diplomatic assurances' can mitigate the risk of torture.

16 January 2012

New Constitution and media laws could have serious consequences for human rights in the country.

16 January 2012

The authorities ignore calls to address state officials' alleged involvement in the killing of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink.

06 January 2012

Two police officers suspected of responsibility for a student's death have walked free following a court hearing in Kyiv Thursday.

21 December 2011

Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were found guilty of ‘Supporting Terrorism’ and ‘Violation of the Territorial or Political Sovereignty’ of Ethiopia.

21 December 2011

Havel led the human rights movement Charter 77, was repeatedly jailed, and adopted by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience.

20 December 2011

Amnesty International is calling on Ukraine to immediately establish an independent agency to investigate police abuses ahead of Euro 2012

16 December 2011

The EU should use an upcoming summit in Kyiv to pressure Ukraine to stop its epidemic of police criminality.

16 December 2011

Russian authorities must promptly investigate the murder of courageous Dagestan journalist Khadzhimurad Kamalov.

13 December 2011

Report exposes extent of identity checks by Spanish police based on ethnic and racial characteristics and the consequences for ethnic minorities.

09 December 2011

The Romanian authorities must re-open an investigation into CIA secret detention centres on its territory after new evidence of secret prisons was revealed by a German newspaper.

09 December 2011

Amnesty International were turned away from delivering a global petition to Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, calling for an end to executions in Belarus.

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