On International Women's Day, Amnesty International supports the courageous women fighting for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
Iranian authorities are urged to overturn an 18-year jail sentenced for a prominent human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience.
Repression of dissent in Iran has dramatically escalated in the run-up to this week’s parliamentary elections.
As a "Friends of Syria" group gathers to discuss actions, there is an urgent need for full humanitarian access to areas of Homs that have come under relentless bombardment.
The Tunisian Minister for Human Rights has been urged to retract homophobic comments that undermine human rights.
Tunisian journalists face criminal charges and jail sentences for publishing a photograph showing a partially naked woman.
Egypt's security forces continue to kill protesters with the same brutal tactics used in Hosni Mubarak’s last days in power.
Saudi Arabian authorities are using a Riyadh court established to fight terrorism to try peaceful protesters.
A shocking dispatch from the border with Syria reveals the extent and brutality of torture experienced by those arrested in the country.
Iran is urged to free a prisoner of conscience held at Tehran's Evin Prison so he can visit his ailing son.
A group of 14 Syrian activists was arrested during a raid on Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expressionin Damascus.
A year after pro-reform protests began in Bahrain, the government is far from delivering human rights change.
Iran has mounted a crackdown on opposition protesters ahead of a Green Movement rally on 14 February.
Amnesty International led rallies in cities across the world as a Global Day of Action in solidarity with the protesters of the Middle East and North Africa.
A global day of action will be held in nearly 20 countries on 11 February in solidarity with protesters in the Middle East and North Africa.
Amnesty International has called on Russia to make it clear to the Syrian government that the assault on the city of Homs must end immediately.
The Egyptian authorities are using a Mubarak-era law to prosecute civil society.
Russia and China have again vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, the day after a military assault killed scores of civilians in Homs.
Russia is urged not to block the UN Security Council's efforts to end human rights violations in Syria.
Fadhila Mubarak's 18-month sentence for taking part in 2011's pro-reform demonstrations and listening to 'revolutionary' music has been upheld.