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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

23 May 2013

For people who flee across the European Union’s borders to seek respite from conflict or persecution, life is not always everything they might have hoped it would be.

23 May 2013

Just days before the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was due to host its first-ever Pride march, a city court has banned the event in what Amnesty International called a shameful about-face.

20 May 2013

The Moldovan authorities must ensure a Pride march in the capital Chisinau is followed up by other steps to combat homophobic discrimination, Amnesty International said.

17 May 2013

On 17 May, to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Amnesty International supporters worldwide will take action to highlight the human rights situation of LGBTI people around the world.

17 May 2013

Police in the Georgian capital Tbilisi failed to protect LGBTI activists as thousands of people violently attacked a Pride event today in what Amnesty International said was an ineffective response to organized and violent homophobia. 

16 May 2013

A new report exposes endemic discrimination by officials and members of the public towards gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex in Ukraine.

15 May 2013

Forcibly returning people to a volatile security situation in Somalia would violate international law.

15 May 2013

The use of special government measures to thwart a proposed teachers’ strike in Greece is disproportionate and in violation of the country’s international human rights obligations.

15 May 2013

The Azerbaijani authorities must not use the upcoming presidential election as a pretext to silence critical voices and meaningful debate, Amnesty International said following a move to extend criminal defamation laws to the internet.

02 May 2013

By declaring the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, Italy's Supreme Court has helped to end discrimination against Roma communities.

02 May 2013

The homeless man originally from Ukraine has been sentenced to death for killing a fellow prisoner in Mahiliou, eastern Belarus.

30 April 2013

A Turkish reform bill passed into law today fails to meet the government’s stated aim of bringing Turkey's laws into line with international human rights standards.

25 April 2013

Today’s decision by a Moscow court to fine an independent non-governmental organization and its leader is an alarming indicator for the future of civil society in Russia.

24 April 2013

A new report examines recent laws aimed at undermining freedom of expression, assembly and association in Russia.

22 April 2013

The victims of a recent shooting at a strawberry farm in southern Greece still fear for their livelihoods and safety, Amnesty International said after a visit to the farm. 

17 April 2013

Civil society is being suppressed in Belarus by a repressive government that will not tolerate any form of criticism.

15 April 2013

The conviction of a renowned Turkish pianist for 'denigrating Islam' on Twitter sends a "chilling" message to social media users in the country.

12 April 2013

Lubou Kavalyoua received a letter from the Belarus Supreme Court on 17 March 2012, informing her that her son, Uladzslau Kavalyou, had been executed. She still doesn't know where he was buried. Here, she shares her story.

 

11 April 2013

Despite new Criminal Code procedures, Ukrainian police are still getting away with shocking amounts of torture and beatings.

04 April 2013

On the eve of International Roma Day on 8 April, Amnesty International says the European Union is not doing enough to end discrimination.

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