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.
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.
Authorities urged to allow the community of stateless individuals known as Bidun to exercise their rights in line with international standards
Syrian government forces have been brutally targeting medical workers amid the ongoing crackdown on protesters in Aleppo.
Tunisia has extradited al-Gaddafi's former prime minister to Libya, putting him at risk of torture, unfair trial and extrajudicial execution.
Families and followers of Syrian dissidents are frequently attacked and detained in an attempt to crush any opposition to the regime.
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.
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.
Hisham Anour Ben Khayal categorically denies accusations he purposefully withheld medical treatment from an pro-Gaddafi fighter who died from a gunshot wound last year.
A new Amnesty International report calls on Israel to stop using detention without charge or trial against activists from the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Despite the release on bail of a prominent Bahraini human rights defender, many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars.
An exiled member of the Syrian Non Violence Movement calls for increased international pressure to end human rights abuses in Syria.
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.
Concern is growing for three human rights defenders being held at a military base near Damascus, amid reports they may be facing ongoing torture.
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.