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.
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.
The Tunisian authorities must quash the convictions of two journalists amid concerns they have been punished for criticizing the government, Amnesty International said.
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.
All peaceful activists and other prisoners of conscience detained in Syria must be set free after a mass amnesty was granted ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious festival.
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.
Bahrain must quash convictions and sentences against two former teachers' union leaders ahead of the final verdict in their trial this weekend.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and stop detaining peaceful protesters.
Alber Saber Ayad could receive a six-year prison sentence if he is convicted of "defamation of religion".