At least 14 people have been killed in connection with protests in the Eastern Province since last November.
Wa’ed Tamimi, 16-year-old son of Bassem Tamimi was arrested at a demonstration in the village of al-Nabi Saleh on Friday.
Nine women held in Tehran's Evin prison have started a hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment by prison guards.
Bassem Tamimi faces a further prison term for his involvement in non-violent protests against the encroachment of Israeli settlers onto Palestinian land.
Iran's judiciary and prison authorities should end mistreatment of prisoners of conscience, including prominent rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
Announced today, the ban on all gatherings and rallies violates the right to freedom of expression and assembly.
A poet facing a secret trial in Qatar after being detained since last year is a possible prisoner of conscience.
Progress on human rights in Tunisia that followed the ousting of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is being rolled back by the current Tunisian Government.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and stop detaining peaceful protesters.
The UN Human Rights Council's review of the human rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless it is followed by concrete action.
A string of recent court rulings in the Omani capital Muscat are crushing free speech in Oman.
Libya's new Congress and justice system struggle to break a legacy of systematic human rights violations.
Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
Enforced disappearances - a crime under international law - are still carried out in many countries around the world.
Court finds Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, guilty of taking part in an “illegal gathering” among other charges.
Authorities urged to release 13 opposition activists serving prison sentences on charges relating to their participation in pro-reform protests.
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.
The conviction of a dozen more Omani activists on protest-related charges is a further sign of the growing intolerance of dissent in the country.
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.
At least 35 activists are believed to have been detained since 16 July and are thought to be at risk of torture.