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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

28 April 2010

Police detained dozens of opposition supporters on their way to a demonstration in the capital Baku to demand the rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

28 April 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a Moldovan appeal court's decision to uphold a ban on an upcoming pro-equality march due to "security and public morality concerns".

23 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Serbian capital Belgrade not to carry out the planned forced eviction of a Romani settlement.

22 April 2010

Amnesty International urges the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of full face veils anywhere in public.

22 April 2010

Amnesty International has strongly condemned the ‘outrageous’ charges brought against a leading investigative judge accused of abusing his power.  

22 April 2010

Amnesty International has urged the Azerbaijani authorities to free a journalist jailed on trumped up charges of terrorism and defamation after the European Court of Human Rights ruled he had been wrongfully imprisoned.

15 April 2010

The Ukrainian authorities have vowed to ensure accountability for human rights violations in response to Amnesty International’s recommendations to the newly-elected president.

09 April 2010

Bashir Mutsolgov was dragged into a car by several armed men in December 2003. He has been missing ever since.

08 April 2010

Police and security forces urged not to use excessive force while restoring public order after three days of violent unrest.

07 April 2010

Attempts by police to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured.

29 March 2010

At least 37 people were killed and dozens injured by two explosions within an hour of each other in the city centre.

23 March 2010

Amnesty International has released a new briefing outlining its call for a full, independent and impartial inquiry into UK involvement in human rights abuses post-11 September 2001.

22 March 2010

Andrei Zhuk and Vasily Yuzepchuk were sentenced to death in 2009 for separate crimes but had been sharing a death row cell in Minsk.

16 March 2010

European companies are participating in the global trade in types of equipment widely used in torture or other ill-treatment, according to evidence presented in a new report by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation.

10 March 2010

Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli have been sentenced to two and two and a half years respectively after they posted a video critical of the government on YouTube.

09 March 2010

Prime Minister Robert Fico has announced a proposal to take the children from the settlements where they live and place them in boarding schools.

08 March 2010

An Italian court has confirmed the convictions of 15 police officers, prison guards and doctors who were found guilty of the ill-treatment of detainees in the Bolzaneto facility in 2001.

02 March 2010

Vadim Karastelev, who has been campaigning for police reform and against corruption, was severely beaten by two men outside his home in Novorossisk.

26 February 2010

A new law restricting the distribution of public information relating to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people enters into force next week.

24 February 2010

At a Council of Europe meeting last week, member states voiced support for proposals that individuals should pay to file an application with the Court.

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