Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand has been on hunger strike since 26 May in protest at being denied permission to visit his sick son in hospital.
Two men from the Misratah-based Tobakets TV and radio station were detained south of Tripoli by militias from Beni Walid.
The detention of four ICC staffers in Libya not only denied them their liberty and stopped their work, but it also undermined Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi's right to a fair trial.
A string of arrests of activists in the Oman constitutes an attack on freedom of expression and assembly.
Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of nine health professionals tried for their role in anti-government protests last year.
A hunger-striking Palestinian footballer detained by Israel is at risk of death if he does not receive specialized medical treatment from a civilian hospital.
The Justice Ministry's decision to extend the military's power to arrest and investigate civilians paves the way for fresh human rights violations.
A new Amnesty International report calls on Israel to stop using detention without charge or trial against activists from the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity in the killing of protesters last year.
Despite the release on bail of a prominent Bahraini human rights defender, many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Journalist Salameh Kaileh describes his torture in a Syrian prison and hospital before he was deported to Jordan.
2,000 Palestinian prisoners are ending a hunger strike after Israel has agreed to improve prison conditions.
Concern is growing for three human rights defenders being held at a military base near Damascus, amid reports they may be facing ongoing torture.
A Bahrain court has further postponed the appeals trial of prominent opposition activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for 75 days.
Libya's armed militias have been accused of widespread torture and more than a dozen deaths in custody since September 2011.
A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.
A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.
Anger is rife over administrative detention and prison conditions for Palestinians in Israel as a former hunger striker was due to be released.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must release a prominent human rights activist who is reported to have been on hunger strike for five weeks in protest at his continuing unfair imprisonment, Amnesty International said.