A Syrian-born man has been arrested in the USA for allegedly collaborating with Bashar al-Assad's government to spy on Syrian activists living abroad.
Pro-government "thugs" attacked a peaceful women's march in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz, called to celebrate a Yemeni woman's Nobel Peace Prize.
Razan Zaitouneh, who was forced into hiding after defying the Syrian authorities' crackdown on dissent, has won the 2011 Anna Politkovskaya Award.
Permanent members of the Security Council that used their veto yesterday to block a binding resolution on Syria have failed the Syrian people.
Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad is at risk of dying on hunger strike in prison after a court delayed his appeal.
A military court in Bahrain has sentenced 20 medics to long prison sentences on charges of attempting to topple the government during protests.
After a flawed trial and appeal, Bahrain's military justice system has upheld the guilty verdict against a group of prominent opposition activists.
Narges Mohammadi, chair of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi's Centre for Human Rights Defenders, is branded a 'liar' by a Revolutionary Court.
A Syrian activist tells of the recent arrest of his father and brother, after the brother filmed pro-reform protests in a Damascus suburb.
A military court in Bahrain is due to rule on the appeal of 14 opposition activists jailed for their alleged role in pro-reform protests.
The health of a detained blogger has greatly deteriorated since prison authorities took away his heart medication, his family says.
Dozens killed as security forces use snipers and rocket-propelled grenades against protesters in Sana'a.
Plain-clothes officers reportedly beat Faranak Farid so severely that she temporarily lost hearing in an ear and was left unable to move one arm.
A Saudi human rights activist taken to court after calling for reforms says he will continue to speak out against repression.
Human rights activists detained after pro-reform protests in Syria remain at great risk after nearly 100 recent deaths in custody.
Abdolfattah Soltani, one of Iran’s most prominent human rights lawyers, was arrested in Tehran on Saturday.
The health workers are facing trial apparently over treating some of those injured during a recent government crackdown on pro-reform protests.
Jamal al-Hajji, a long-term critic of Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, thanks Amnesty International for working on his case.
'Adel Walid Kharsa was arrested by security forces in Hama last week, seemingly in connection with his news reports on the protests.
Two prominent Bahraini women activists are to be tried before a military court, raising concerns that they will not receive a fair trial.