Across Libya, 'irregular migrants' are detained in poor conditions where they face torture and other ill-treatment.
Hasna Shaeeb Khalifa and her sister Hala have been threatened, arbitrarily detained, interrogated and released without charge several times.
Libya's new Congress and justice system struggle to break a legacy of systematic human rights violations.
The Israeli authorities must release or admit to hospital Palestinian hunger striker Samer al-Barq, Amnesty International said.
Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.
Writer Arzhang Davoodi, who is facing fresh charges after being imprisoned in Iran for nearly nine years, must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said.
Court finds Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, guilty of taking part in an “illegal gathering” among other charges.
A Yemeni journalist has spent two years behind bars after alleging US use of cluster bombs in Yemen.
Authorities must investigate allegations that two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest at their administrative detention were ill-treated.
Authorities urged to release 13 opposition activists serving prison sentences on charges relating to their participation in pro-reform protests.
A Saudi Arabian cleric and outspoken critic of the Saudi government held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognizably criminal offence or released, Amnesty International has said.
Armed militiamen in Libya must immediately and unconditionally release seven Iranian Red Crescent members abducted in Benghazi.
At least 35 activists are believed to have been detained since 16 July and are thought to be at risk of torture.
Court sentences 70-year-old Ramze Shihab Amhed to 15 years in prison after 'grossly unfair' trial that relied on 'torture' evidence.
Amnesty International urges Bahrain to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of appeals in prominent cases.
The UAE authorities must release activists and human rights defenders arrested amid an intensified crackdown.
More than 20 Omani activists face prison terms after being charged with offences linked to the exercise of their freedom of expression and assembly.
Forcing a stateless man born in the UAE to choose between indefinite detention there or exile in Thailand heralds a further decline in the UAE’s human rights situation.
Authorities urged to allow the community of stateless individuals known as Bidun to exercise their rights in line with international standards
Prominent human rights activist and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab receives three-month prison sentence on charges of libel.