• A young lesbian couple in Russia embrace each other in the street, an act that has the potential to expose them to verbal or physical attacks.
    Russian authorities have failed in their obligation to prevent and prosecute homophobic violence.

Reports

Europe/Central Asia

  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Dec 18, 2014
    Ukrainian authorities need to conduct further investigations into allegations that their forces were responsible for indiscriminate attacks in eastern Ukraine.
  • Dec 18, 2014
    The Uzbek government should free everyone imprisoned on politically motivated charges under its Constitution Day amnesty. The authorities should also carry out an effective investigation into the September 2014 death in custody of Nilufar Rahimjonova, a 37-year-old woman imprisoned on politically motivated charges.
  • Dec 18, 2014
  • Dec 17, 2014
    The World Bank’s internal watchdog should investigate whether bank projects are contributing to forced labor in Uzbekistan. The Cotton Campaign, a coalition of human rights, labor, investor, and business organizations dedicated to ending forced labor in the cotton sector of Uzbekistan, echoed calls that independent Uzbek groups made in a November 2014 letter to the Inspection Panel.
  • Dec 17, 2014
  • Dec 17, 2014

    In the past few days a Russian human rights group in Chechnya and its staff have been the targets of an apparent arson attack, arbitrary arrest and detention, death threats, and serial harassment. Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders and Human Rights Watch are alarmed about serious threats to the safety of the group’s staff and urge you to ensure that the arson attack is immediately investigated and that effective measures are taken to protect the human rights defenders.

  • Dec 16, 2014
    Kosovo’s newly formed parliament should promptly enact the legislative and constitutional changes required for the special court on post-war atrocity crimes to function.
  • Dec 15, 2014
    The prosecution of 35 football fans on coup-plot charges is a blatant misuse of the criminal justice system.