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.
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.
Authorities urged to act to prevent a repetition of the widespread human rights abuses that took place under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
A Bahraini prisoner of conscience's health has seriously deteriorated while on hunger strike in prison after anti-government protests last year.
Some 13 school pupils have been beaten and verbally abused before being arrested by men in plain clothes in the town of Daraya.
A leading human rights defender in Bahrain detained for taking part in protests is at risk of death after 50 days on hunger strike.
The trial of an Egyptian military doctor accused of conducting forced “virginity tests” on a woman protester will show if female victims of violence by the army will receive any redress.
A Libyan militia has unlawfully detained two British journalists and their Libyan colleagues in Tripoli.
A shocking dispatch from the border with Syria reveals the extent and brutality of torture experienced by those arrested in the country.
A new Amnesty International report documents widespread abuses of suspected al-Gaddafi loyalists, carried out by Libyan militia groups.
A year after pro-reform protests began in Bahrain, the government is far from delivering human rights change.
Russia and China have again vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, the day after a military assault killed scores of civilians in Homs.
Two women working for Iraq's vice-president have been arrested and are being held incommunicado.
Amnesty International delegates in Libya have uncovered widespread torture and ill-treatment of suspected pro-al-Gaddafi fighters and loyalists.
Court says Jordanian cleric should not be deported but accepts UK's argument that 'diplomatic assurances' can mitigate the risk of torture.