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London, October 25, 2011 - Two human rights defenders were today arrested for trying to stop the forced eviction of a Roma family in Belgrade.
The activists from the Regional Centre for Minorities were arrested for obstruction of justice after they peacefully attempted to prevent police evicting Mevljude Kurteshi and her six children from their apartment.

Belgrade, October 19, 2011 - The Gay-Straight Alliance held a protest dubbed “That’s enough” at noon in front of the Serbian government headquarters on Wednesday.

Belgrade, October 19, 2011 - Amnesty International has handed a petition requesting Serbia to pass a bill that will regulate forced evictions of Roma to Serbian Deputy PM Božidar Đelić.

October 19, 2011 - Dale Farm supporters are pursuing emergency injunction to stop the eviction as police brutality and illegal destruction of property traumatise residents.

London, October 07, 2011 - Amnesty International is concerned about the forced eviction of a vulnerable woman from workers’ barracks in Omladinskih brigada Street in New Belgrade on Wednesday 5 October, and the possibility that the remaining 21 people living in the five other workers barracks will shortly be forcibly evicted.

September 30, 2011 - Amnesty International urges Bulgarian authorities to effectively tackle the escalation of violence which is resulting in racially-motivated attacks against the Roma community in the country.

Belgrade, September 28, 2011 - Serbian human rights organizations called, in a joint statement on September 26, on the Government of Serbia and the Ministry of Interior to uphold the Constitution and provide the conditions for the Pride Parade, scheduled to take place on October 2 in Belgrade.

Vienna, September 28, 2011 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, voiced concern today about Internet regulation policies proposed by several participating States and reminded them of their OSCE media freedom commitments.

Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, September 27, 2011 - More than 100 people in total have been arrested by the police in several Bulgarian cities after a wave of small-scale but vigorous rallies Monday night.

Strasbourg, September 19, 2011 – The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today issued guidelines to the Council of Europe’s 47 member countries to fight a rising tide of anti-Gypsyism and discrimination against Roma.