12 May 2010
Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel currently in detention, has been charged with "contact with a foreign agent" on the basis of "secret evidence".
Amnesty International has urged the Israeli government not to imprison nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is facing a return to jail within days.
11 May 2010
Unity government urged to end all malicious prosecutions of people exercising their rights to freedom of expression after the acquittal of Roy Bennett, a critic of President Mugabe.
The four Kurdish political activists and an Iranian man were all convicted of "moharebeh" (enmity against God).
Muhannad al-Hassani, who has defended human rights and challenged the country's oppressive legal framework, is to receive the 2010 Martin Ennals Award.
Those people trying to break the blockade of the 700-strong San Juan Copala community have been threatened, attacked or killed.
A series of suicide bombings and shootings by armed groups on Monday left over 100 people dead and 350 wounded.
Egyptian authorities have rushed through parliament a two-year extension to emergency laws that have been used to crackdown on peaceful opposition protests.
Amnesty International has urged Iran to release a filmmaker accused of criticizing the authorities and allow him to attend this week's Cannes Film Festival, where he has been invited as a member of the festival jury.
10 May 2010
Around 200 homes in Port Said's Zerzara slums may be demolished by the authorities, to improve access to a new housing development.