Amnesty International calls on Syria to carry out independent, impartial investigations into reports of a mass grave in Dera'a.
Morocco is due to prosecute a newspaper editor for his criticism of the country's counter-terrorism policies.
International Criminal Court arrest warrants are set to be issued for Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al-Gaddafi for crimes against humanity.
Four Belarusian prisoners of conscience have been convicted over their involvement in post-election protests.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
Benelux must halt agreement which leaves Roma at risk of being forcibly returned.
A former military officer is still detained months after speaking out in support of pro-reform protests in Bahrain.
Ugandan MPs had been set to debate the bill today, which could allow the death penalty for homosexual acts in some cases.
As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.
A Tehran court ordered that a man be blinded with acid as "retribution in kind" for an acid attack he carried out
The bill, which would introduce the death penalty for some homosexual acts, is set to be debated and voted on this Friday.
A military trial is under way for 21 porminent opposition activists in Bahrain charged with alleged crimes during recent pro-reform protests.
The military trial of 21 prominent Bahraini opposition activists must meet international fair trial standards, Amnesty International said today.
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.