An online activist in Saudi Arabia faces the death penalty over apostasy charges in a trial being used to stifle political and social debate.
Instead of delivering justice and an impartial investigation into a blogger's death in custody, Iranian authorities have been intimidating his family members.
Dozens of student activists kept behind bars in Iran, some since 2009, must be freed immediately and unconditionally to mark National Student Day.
An Omani appeals court has upheld convictions against five men and a woman in what Amnesty International said is part of an ongoing assault on freedom of expression.
The men were convicted by a military court last year after participating in peaceful anti-government protests.
Some are beginning to talk of a second uprising, a “November revolution”.
Some 15 men are being held following their arrest in Riyadh during a peaceful protest at the continued detention and ill-treatment of relatives.
Bahrain is facing a stark choice between the rule of law, or sliding into a downward spiral of repression and instability.
Graffiti became increasingly popular after Egypt's “25 January Revolution” and colourful murals began to appear across Cairo, with Mohamed Mahmoud Street at the centre of the activity.
At least 14 people have been killed in connection with protests in the Eastern Province since last November.
Wa’ed Tamimi, 16-year-old son of Bassem Tamimi was arrested at a demonstration in the village of al-Nabi Saleh on Friday.
Nine women held in Tehran's Evin prison have started a hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment by prison guards.
Bassem Tamimi faces a further prison term for his involvement in non-violent protests against the encroachment of Israeli settlers onto Palestinian land.
Iran's judiciary and prison authorities should end mistreatment of prisoners of conscience, including prominent rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
Announced today, the ban on all gatherings and rallies violates the right to freedom of expression and assembly.
A poet facing a secret trial in Qatar after being detained since last year is a possible prisoner of conscience.
Progress on human rights in Tunisia that followed the ousting of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is being rolled back by the current Tunisian Government.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and stop detaining peaceful protesters.
The UN Human Rights Council's review of the human rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless it is followed by concrete action.
A string of recent court rulings in the Omani capital Muscat are crushing free speech in Oman.