Across Libya, 'irregular migrants' are detained in poor conditions where they face torture and other ill-treatment.
The Iranian authorities must halt all executions scheduled in the coming days, Amnesty International said, amid reports up to 23 individuals may be at risk.
Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.
Enforced disappearances - a crime under international law - are still carried out in many countries around the world.
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.
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.
A death sentence looms for Saeed Sedeghi, an Iranian shop worker who was tried unfairly on drugs-related charges.
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.