A bill that could stifle critical voices in Russia by restricting the independence of NGOs has been approved by the Duma.
The release of nine Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience is a smokescreen to mask an ongoing crackdown on free expression in the country.
In Azerbaijan, there has been a worrying rise in police harassment of young activists who participated in protests around Eurovision.
Russian parliament adopts a bill that hikes up fines for protesters taking part in unsanctioned rallies.
Police in the Russian capital stopped an attempted Pride and detained dozens, including the event's organizers.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Eurovision organizers have remained silent on the Azerbaijani authorities' fresh wave of human rights violations ahead of the song contest in Baku.
Police in Kyiv failed to stop ultra-right hooligans from putting LGBT activists at risk and marring the city's first-ever Pride parade.
A spate of attacks on LGBTI activists points to endemic discrimination that needs to be dealt with in South Caucasus countries.
Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience have launched a hunger strike in the run-up to the Eurovision in Baku.
Just weeks before Azerbaijan hosts the Eurovision song contest, police have violently broken up two peaceful protests in the capital.
Under repressive new laws in St Petersburg, a prominent LGBTI rights activist has been fined for spreading "gay propaganda".
Azerbaijani campaigner Emin Milli tells Amnesty International how his blogs revealing government abuse landed him in jail for 16 months.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Just weeks before Azerbaijan's capital Baku hosts the Eurovision, journalists who tried to film illegal house demolitions were violently assaulted by police.
Belarusian opposition presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau was among two prisoners of conscience released over the weekend.
Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.
An investigative journalist in Azerbaijan has become the victim of a smear campaign after investigating government corruption.
Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.
In Moldova, four local councils have moved to ban demonstrations by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.