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The regime in Turkmenistan remained deeply authoritarian. Serious human rights violations were routine. The right to health was violated in the context of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The authorities continued to deny that there were any cases of COVID-19 despite evidence...
Azerbaijan Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Suggested recommendations to States under review in the 44th session of the UPR Working Group, 06 November 2023 – 17 November 2023

This document contains suggested recommendations to be made to the states under review at the 44th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November 2023. The countries covered are Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Russian Federation,...
Armenia Domestic Violence

Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Lack of protection against domestic violence exacerbated by crises and ‘traditional values’ – new report

The Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and a pervasive focus on ‘traditional values’ have contributed to a deterioration in human rights and rising levels of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Amnesty International said...
Europe and Central Asia Disappearances

Amnesty International urges Turkmenistan to resolve all enforced disappearances and end criminalization of same sex relations. Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Turkmenistan

Amnesty International welcomes Turkmenistan’s cooperation with the UPR and its acceptance of 172 of the 191 recommendations made to it. These include recommendations to cooperate with UN human rights mechanisms, to promote gender equality, and to combat violence against women. Amnesty International...