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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.
Benelux must halt agreement which leaves Roma at risk of being forcibly returned.
As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.
A new international inquiry points to crimes against humanity committed in Osh, Kyrgyzstan in June 2010.
A youth activist has been convicted after using Facebook to call for a “Day of Rage” inspired by protests in the Middle East and North Africa.
European leaders must protect the integrity of the European Court of Human Rights, Amnesty International says after conference on reforms.
Georgia's investigation into a high-profile murder case ruled 'ineffective' by EHCR.
A guilty verdict for two Croatian generals for crimes against humanity is a long-awaited victory for Croatia's war victims.
Authorities in Azerbaijan must halt the targeting of peaceful protesters ahead of an opposition rally.
Key figures from the Musavat Party and Popular Front Party have been detained in a government crackdown following the “Day of Wrath” protests.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Italy violated the ban on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment during a 2009 deportation.
Scores are detained and hundreds of riot police are deployed as "Day of Wrath" protests are targeted by the authorities.
The Azerbaijan authorities must end their clampdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today after 11 more political activists were arrested ahead of Saturday's planned "Day of Wrath" protest.
Amnesty International reveals situation facing people fleeing North Africa unrest as Silvio Berlusconi pledges to “clear Lampedusa within 48-60 hours".
Mikita Likhavid, 20, is sentenced to three years and six months in a labour colony on charges of "mass disorder" for peacefully participating in post-election protests.
The Hungarian authorities must act to aid victims of racially motivated attacks, Amnesty International said ahead of the Budapest trial tomorrow of four people suspected over a series of killings of Roma.