A military appeal court in Tunisia has upheld the conviction on defamation charges of a former presidential adviser and handed him an even harsher punishment.
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.
The detention of a 16-year-old Bahraini boy in an adult prison has been extended for a further week despite the Bahraini authorities’ failure to bring any charges against him.
Instead of delivering justice and an impartial investigation into a blogger's death in custody, Iranian authorities have been intimidating his family members.
An Egyptian activist has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of “defamation of religion”.
Bahrain urged to release a prominent human rights defender whose conviction for involvement in anti-government protests has been upheld.
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 verdict has sent out shock waves among activists in Qatar and the Gulf region, who say that the sentence feels like a threat to them all.
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.
Bahrain is facing a stark choice between the rule of law, or sliding into a downward spiral of repression and instability.
Graffiti became increasingly popular after Egypt's “25 January Revolution” and colourful murals began to appear across Cairo, with Mohamed Mahmoud Street at the centre of the activity.
At least 14 people have been killed in connection with protests in the Eastern Province since last November.
A Palestinian activist jailed for protesting against Israeli settlements in the West Bank must be released, Amnesty International has urged.
Wa’ed Tamimi, 16-year-old son of Bassem Tamimi was arrested at a demonstration in the village of al-Nabi Saleh on Friday.
The Kuwaiti authorities must drop charges against Musallam al-Barrak, who faces prosecution for making remarks deemed to undermine the Amir of Kuwait, Amnesty International said.
Bassem Tamimi faces a further prison term for his involvement in non-violent protests against the encroachment of Israeli settlers onto Palestinian land.
Nine women held in Tehran's Evin prison have started a hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment by prison guards.