A new Amnesty International report calls on Israel to stop using detention without charge or trial against activists from the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity in the killing of protesters last year.
Egypt's state of emergency has ended and the authorities must now combat the systemic abuses the measure facilitated.
An exiled member of the Syrian Non Violence Movement calls for increased international pressure to end human rights abuses in Syria.
Despite the release on bail of a prominent Bahraini human rights defender, many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Journalist Salameh Kaileh describes his torture in a Syrian prison and hospital before he was deported to Jordan.
Nabeel Rajab, the director of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, has been charged with "insulting a national institution".
A Tunis court’s decision to fine a TV boss for “spreading information which can disturb the public order” after he screened an animated French movie is a sign of the continuing erosion of free speech in Tunisia, Amnesty International said.
Thirteen activists and a journalist arrested by Kuwait’s security forces during an apparently peaceful protest by members of the stateless Bidun minority are still detained.
At least seven people have been killed in clashes between armed individuals and protesters in Cairo.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Bahraini human rights defender Al-Khawaja is among a group of activists granted an appeal in a civil court.
A violent attack on protesters in Cairo demonstrating against the exlusion of a well-known politician from upcoming elections has left one person dead.
Concern is growing for three human rights defenders being held at a military base near Damascus, amid reports they may be facing ongoing torture.
A Bahrain court has further postponed the appeals trial of prominent opposition activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for 75 days.
A Tunisian TV boss faces up to three years in prison for screening the French film Persepolis.
A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.
Legislators in Kuwait are due to vote on draft legislation that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death.