Nine of the men had met to discuss setting up a human rights association, and had circulated a petition calling for political reform
Human rights violations at the hands of Egypt's interim military rulers in some cases exceed former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal record.
Freed Iranian doctors say that Amnesty International's campaign to release them gave them strength.
Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani has been released after serving six years as a prisoner of conscience.
Two Syrian activists who were involved in organizing peaceful protests in Aleppo, have been missing since early November.
Alaa Abdel Fattah to serve the rest of his 15-day detention because of his criticism of a bloody crackdown on protesters by security forces this month.
The trial of activists accused of "publicly insulting" top officials in an internet forum found to have been grossly unfair.
Alaa Abdel Fattah appeared before military prosecutors but refused to answer questions in protest at civilians being tried before military courts.
More than 30 security officials dragged Bahraini teacher and activist Jalila al-Salman from her home early this morning.
Iran must acknowledge current and past human rights abuses during UN committee hearing.
A Saudi Arabian human rights activist has been arrested and is at risk of torture and other human rights violations.
Maikel Nabil Sanad, a 26-year-old blogger, is due to face a second military trial over charges related to his writings.
A Syrian-born man has been arrested in the USA for allegedly collaborating with Bashar al-Assad's government to spy on Syrian activists living abroad.
Pro-government "thugs" attacked a peaceful women's march in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz, called to celebrate a Yemeni woman's Nobel Peace Prize.
Razan Zaitouneh, who was forced into hiding after defying the Syrian authorities' crackdown on dissent, has won the 2011 Anna Politkovskaya Award.
Permanent members of the Security Council that used their veto yesterday to block a binding resolution on Syria have failed the Syrian people.
Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad is at risk of dying on hunger strike in prison after a court delayed his appeal.
A military court in Bahrain has sentenced 20 medics to long prison sentences on charges of attempting to topple the government during protests.
After a flawed trial and appeal, Bahrain's military justice system has upheld the guilty verdict against a group of prominent opposition activists.
Narges Mohammadi, chair of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi's Centre for Human Rights Defenders, is branded a 'liar' by a Revolutionary Court.