A new Amnesty International report says the assault by state forces on Aleppo is the culmination of months of a brutal crackdown on dissident voices.
At least 35 activists are believed to have been detained since 16 July and are thought to be at risk of torture.
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
Authorities urged to allow people to exercise their right to freedom of expression after an opposition group rally is banned.
Prominent human rights activist and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab receives three-month prison sentence on charges of libel.
Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand has been on hunger strike since 26 May in protest at being denied permission to visit his sick son in hospital.
At least three people were killed and one left on a life-support machine when security forces opened fire on a peaceful demonstration in the city of Aden.
An investigation into Palestinian police violence against peaceful protesters must be independent and transparent, with those responsible brought to justice.
A number of key Saudi Arabian human rights activists have been put on trial, signalling a growing crackdown on their work.
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.
The Justice Ministry's decision to extend the military's power to arrest and investigate civilians paves the way for fresh human rights violations.
Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal is due to rule on the appeal of 20 health professionals charged in relation to last year's protests.
A court in Kuwait convicted a man to 10 years in prison for messages posted on Twitter that were deemed "insulting" to heads of state and religious figures.
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.