A comedian associated with famed satirist Bassem Youssef is the latest target of Egypt's escalating crackdown on criticism.
Algerian authorities stop a delegation of 96 civil society activists and trade unionists from crossing the border into Tunisia.
All activists and writers held for insulting the ruler, IT crimes and taking part in unauthorized protests are said to have been released.
In advance of Egyptian women’s day, on 16 March, Amnesty International celebrates women’s contribution to the struggle for human rights.
The Upper House of parliament in Egypt prepares to debate laws that would severely restrict the work of independent civil society organizations and limit freedom of assembly.
Hundreds of people are detained in Saudi Arabia in the wake of a protest against the incarceration without charge or trial of their relatives.
New instructions from the Prime Minister indicate that no “local entity” is allowed to engage with “international entities” without permission.
Prisoners of conscience remain behind bars and activists continue to be jailed just for expressing their views, two years on from Bahrain's 2011 protests
All 24 facing charges relating to violence during the dismantling of a protest camp must be tried before a civilian court.
Iraq must immediately investigate the killings of protesters in Fallujah in accordance with international standards.
Oussama Bouajila and Chahine Berrich from an anti-poverty street art group were charged after they were caught writing slogans in support of the poor.
Amnesty International has documented a series of cases of Sudanese activists living in Egypt who have faced harassment and attacks, reportedly at the hands of the Sudanese authorities.
Taher Belabès faces 'incitement' charges after a youth unemployment protest in the southern oil town of Ouargla.
An online activist in Saudi Arabia faces the death penalty over apostasy charges in a trial being used to stifle political and social debate.
Instead of delivering justice and an impartial investigation into a blogger's death in custody, Iranian authorities have been intimidating his family members.
Dozens of student activists kept behind bars in Iran, some since 2009, must be freed immediately and unconditionally to mark National Student Day.
An Omani appeals court has upheld convictions against five men and a woman in what Amnesty International said is part of an ongoing assault on freedom of expression.
The men were convicted by a military court last year after participating in peaceful anti-government protests.
Some are beginning to talk of a second uprising, a “November revolution”.
Some 15 men are being held following their arrest in Riyadh during a peaceful protest at the continued detention and ill-treatment of relatives.