Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to stop using unnecessary deadly force against anti-government protesters amid continuing violence.
Famed for his memoir of his years in Israeli detention in the 1990s, Ahmad Qatamesh has been detained again without charge for weeks.
Former political prisoner Juan Wilfredo Soto died three days after he reported being beaten by police officers, following his arrest in a park.
Iran's flawed trial of two US citizens charged with espionage and illegal entry exposes the apparent political motives for their detention.
El Salvador needs to protect journalists at a community radio station who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats.
Security forces have killed dozens and arrested hundreds as their clampdown on protests in Syria widened in recent days.
Ruling gives same-sex couples same rights as married heterosexuals.
Syrian human rights activists have gone into hiding, fearing for their lives and liberty amid a crackdown on pro-reform protests
Profiles of some of the Chinese activists recently detained in an attempt to stamp out a "Jasmine Revolution"
A human rights lawyer and a journalist are missing amid a clampdown on dissent.
Relentless crackdown on human rights continues as Bahraini parliament votes to extend repressive state of emergency amid continued arrests of dissidents.
A new international inquiry points to crimes against humanity committed in Osh, Kyrgyzstan in June 2010.
Amnesty International asks the US and Pakistani authorities to clarify aspects of the operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed.
A youth activist has been convicted after using Facebook to call for a “Day of Rage” inspired by protests in the Middle East and North Africa.
Satellite imagery and new testimony sheds light on the horrific conditions in North Korea’s network of political prison camps, which hold an estimated 200,000 people.
Freed Syrian detainees tell about torture and ill-treatment in custody following pro-reform protests.
A leading Ugandan activist has won the 2011 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.
Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, has been killed by US forces during an operation in Pakistan, US President Barack Obama has said.
The Egyptian authorities must abolish a recent law criminalizing peaceful protests and strikes, Amnesty International has said ahead of planned protests for International Workers’ Day.
Six civil society activists are arrested and the government takes over a rights organization in the United Arab Emirates.