Saudi Arabian authorities have detained a woman who has urged other women to challenge a discriminatory driving ban.
A military court has sentenced 15 activists to between one and four years imprisonment for "participating in illegal demonstrations and inciting hatred against the regime".
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.
Famed for his memoir of his years in Israeli detention in the 1990s, Ahmad Qatamesh has been detained again without charge for weeks.
Relentless crackdown on human rights continues as Bahraini parliament votes to extend repressive state of emergency amid continued arrests of dissidents.
Six civil society activists are arrested and the government takes over a rights organization in the United Arab Emirates.
Security forces must not respond with violence to mass demonstrations planned across the country on Friday.
Yemeni authorities urged to ensure the safety of a prominent human rights activist accused of passing information to the UN.
Testimonies and case studies from the report, ‘Days of Rage: Protests and Repression in Iraq’
At least 171 people are believed to have been killed during three weeks of unrest in Syria, Amnesty International said today after more deaths during protests.
The Egyptian authorities should scrap a draft law aimed at criminalizing strikes and protests, Amnesty International said ahead of demonstrations against the law.
The reimposition of 20-year jail terms on seven leaders of Iran's Baha'i religious minority is “outrageous”, says Amnesty International.
The Syrian government's pledge to lift the country's long-standing state of emergency must be swiftly backed up with concrete steps, Amnesty International said.
At least 55 people are believed to have been killed during a week of unrest in and around the Syrian town of Dera’a, Amnesty International said today.
The decision comes amid concern at mass human rights violations committed during an ongoing crackdown on dissent and an increased use of the death penalty.
The Syrian government must ensure its security forces end attacks on protesters and others during ongoing unrest, Amnesty International says amid reports of mass casualties.
Amnesty International condems deadly attack on a mosque by Syrian security forces as suspected dissidents are rounded up.
At least six anti-government protesters have died after security forces opened fire on demonstrators during continuing unrest in the southern city of Dera'a.
Amnesty International calls on the Moroccan authorities to allow mass peaceful demonstrations planned for this Sunday to go ahead peacefully.