A former member of the Republican Guard has told Amnesty International that he and other soldiers were ordered to open fire on unarmed pro-reform demonstrators.
A Bahraini student could face a long prison sentence for reading out a poem criticizing the country’s King.
At least 120 people have reportedly been shot dead in Syria, as the UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution on the country.
Amnesty International has urged Moroccan security forces not to use excessive force against protesters, as activists call for renewed pro-reform demonstrations.
Authorities urged to uphold and protect the right of Iraqis to engage in peaceful protests following the arrest of 15 pro-reform activists.
The call for demonstrations comes as a repressive state of emergency imposed following previous protests, is set to end Wednesday.
Authorities urged to deliver justice to victims of protest violence after it was announced that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are to stand trial.
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".
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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.
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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.