Police allegedly subjected 18 year old Hassan ‘Oun to beatings and threats of rape after his arrest in Manama this week.
In one of the deadliest weeks since pro-reform protests began, Syria is imposing the death penalty on anyone arming "terrorists".
A UN Commission of Inquiry's report has confirmed that Syrian security forces committed crimes against humanity in their crackdown on protesters.
By granting immunity, Yemen's power-transfer deal delivers a hammer blow to accountability for human rights violations.
The BICI report's recommendations must be used to lay the foundations of far-reaching rights reform in Bahrain.
Human rights violations at the hands of Egypt's interim military rulers in some cases exceed former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal record.
The BICI report's publication marks a key opportunity for Bahraini authorities to ensure justice for victims of abuses during this year's protests.
Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani has been released after serving six years as a prisoner of conscience.
The Arab League has voted in favour of suspending Syria's membership of the organization.
The UN Security Council's endorsement of a deal urging the Yemeni president to step down must not be interpreted as backing immunity.
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.
Bahrain's Public Prosecutor has ordered the re-trial of 20 doctors and health workers handed prison terms by a military court of up to 15 years.
Permanent members of the Security Council that used their veto yesterday to block a binding resolution on Syria have failed the Syrian people.
A video on Youtube shows Egyptian army and police officers beating and torturing detainees.
After a flawed trial and appeal, Bahrain's military justice system has upheld the guilty verdict against a group of prominent opposition activists.
A Syrian activist tells of the recent arrest of his father and brother, after the brother filmed pro-reform protests in a Damascus suburb.
A Saudi Arabian woman has been sentenced to flogging merely for driving a car, highlighting the country's ongoing repression against women.
A military court in Bahrain is due to rule on the appeal of 14 opposition activists jailed for their alleged role in pro-reform protests.
A group of Bahraini women and girls have been subjected to beatings and other ill-treatment after their arrest at a Manama mall amid protests on Friday.