Alaa Abdel Fattah to serve the rest of his 15-day detention because of his criticism of a bloody crackdown on protesters by security forces this month.
The trial of activists accused of "publicly insulting" top officials in an internet forum found to have been grossly unfair.
More than 30 security officials dragged Bahraini teacher and activist Jalila al-Salman from her home early this morning.
After more than five years in captivity, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was released today in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.
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.
Maikel Nabil Sanad, a 26-year-old blogger, is due to face a second military trial over charges related to his writings.
Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad is at risk of dying on hunger strike in prison after a court delayed his appeal.
A video on Youtube shows Egyptian army and police officers beating and torturing detainees.
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.
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested while hiking in the Iraq-Iran border area in 2009 and recently sentenced to eight years for "espionage".
Human rights activists detained after pro-reform protests in Syria remain at great risk after nearly 100 recent deaths in custody.
The health workers are facing trial apparently over treating some of those injured during a recent government crackdown on pro-reform protests.
National Transitional Council urged to act after allegations that black Libyans were detained, threatened and beaten on suspicion of fighting for al-Gaddafi forces.
Survivors describe how al-Gaddafi forces detained them in sweltering heat in crowded metal containers where 19 people died.
'Adel Walid Kharsa was arrested by security forces in Hama last week, seemingly in connection with his news reports on the protests.
Two US citizens accused of "espionage" and "illegal entry" have been sentenced to eight years in prison by a Tehran court.
Syrian authorities are feared to be torturing a prominent dissident and his teenage son, his lawyer tells Amnesty International.
Sheikh Tawfiq Jaber Ibrahim al-'Amr, who has been calling for reform, is said to have been arrested over statements he made in his sermons.
Two Bahraini MPs jailed during anti-government protests might still be facing criminal charges despite being released from prison this weekend.