Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans suspected of being pro-Gaddafi are being targeted by anti-Gaddafi forces, Amnesty International says.
Amnesty International's delegation in Libya has gathered testimonies from survivors of abuse at the hands of both pro-Gaddafi and rebel forces
'Adel Walid Kharsa was arrested by security forces in Hama last week, seemingly in connection with his news reports on the protests.
There are concerns for four young Syrian activists who have been arrested or gone missing in recent weeks amid an ongoing violent crackdown on protests.
Two Bahraini women activists, both of whom allege they have been tortured in detention, have gone on hunger strike to protest against their imprisonment.
Majid Movahedi was officially pardoned in exchange for compensation hours before he was due to be blinded by acid in a Tehran hospital.
The UN must take urgent action to stop the escalating violence against protesters in Syria, which amounts to crimes against humanity.
Amnesty International calls on Bahrain to release two people held for leading a teachers' strike amid wide-scale protests earlier this year.
Released after five years in prison, prominent human rights lawyer Anwar al-Bunni is finally being acknowledged by fellow Syrians.
Amnesty International's website has been blocked inside Saudi Arabia after the organization published criticism of a draft "anti-terror" law.
A draft law in Saudi Arabia poses a serious threat to freedom of expression and peaceful dissent in the name of preventing terrorism.
Thirteen-year-old Thabet al-Hajlaoui was reportedly killed after security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in the town of Sidi Bouzid.
Two women remain in detention in Riyadh after being arrested along with others who demanded fair trials for imprisoned relatives.
The head of Egypt’s military intelligence has promised that the army will no longer carry out forced ‘virginity tests’, after defending their use
A Bahraini military court has handed down life sentences to prominent Shia opposition activists who were involved in protests.
Protesters detained after calling for reform in Syria remain in detention despite two government "general amnesties".
Dozens of people linked to pro-reform protests in Bahrain earlier this year are facing unfair trials at a special military court set up during a state of emergency.
A military court in Bahrain has sentenced a woman activist to a year in prison after she read out a poem criticizing the government.
New reports of child protesters being tortured and killed in Syria raise concerns about the treatment of those still in detention.
Doctors and nurses facing trial before a military court in Bahrain have made fresh claims of being tortured in detention.