Six journalists killed in Europe in 2021, 95 more in prison

Recent articles in Europe & Central Asia

More than 1,000 women have turned to the ECtHR to challenge Poland’s near-total ban on abortion

These groundbreaking cases mark the first direct challenges to be filed before the ECtHR against Poland’s abortion law and the 2020 Constitutional Tribunal ruling. Nine leading international human rights organisations have filed third-party interventions in these cases.

Singer Sezen Aksu responds to Erdoğan’s threat with new song

Since releasing a video clip for one of her songs, singer Sezen Aksu has faced threats. A group of government supporters filed a criminal complaint against her and she later became the target of the pro-government media, government politicians and their allies, and finally, President Erdoğan.

Kazakhstan: Five suspects detained in connection to attempted murder of journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov

On 19 January, police detained five people, including two men who allegedly were hired to execute the killing, two coordinators of the attack, and the alleged mastermind – a local education department chief, implicated by Batyrbekov in a corruption scandal.