The authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must immediately quash the conviction of a Qatari medical doctor who has been sentenced to seven years in jail today after a grossly unfair trial, said Amnesty International.
A new counter-terrorism law in Saudi Arabia will entrench existing patterns of human rights violations and serve as a further tool to suppress peaceful political dissent, Amnesty International said after analysing the legislation.
Vote by Parliament means that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18.
A new report based on documents and images smuggled out of the country says that 11,000 people have been tortured and killed while in detention.
Twenty Egyptians and 10 UAE nationals charged with setting up an “international” branch of the Muslim Brotherhood are at risk of being wrongfully convicted.
The European Court of Human Rights ruling that three British men who say they were tortured in prison in Saudi Arabia cannot pursue a claim through the UK courts dashes any hope of justice.
Torture, flogging, and summary killings are rife in secret prisons run by ISIS, an armed group that controls large areas of northern Syria.
Soon after the popular uprising began in Bahrain in 2011, 13 opposition leaders were arrested. Their ‘crime’ was expressing their opinions peacefully: calling for democracy, an end to corruption, opposing the monarchy.
Children are being routinely detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.
Libya’s authorities must urgently investigate the death of a soldier who was tortured to death last week following 10 hours of interrogation by his own army unit, said Amnesty International.
A sharp increase in the use of the death penalty in Iraq has brought the number of known executions to the highest since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003, with at least seven prisoners sent to the gallows yesterday.
The Israeli authorities must drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail last night, Amnesty International said.
Saudi Arabia has failed on every count to live up to its promises to address the dire human rights situation in the country.
It’s been a year since Khalil Ma’touq disappeared. The eminent human rights lawyer and his colleague Mohammed Thatha are being held in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance - where they are at risk of torture or even death.
Allegations the Bahraini authorities used electric shocks and other torture methods to extract confessions from members of a group of 50 Shi’a activists are just one factor making their trial and convictions unfair.
The Yemeni authorities must immediately commute a sentence of amputation imposed on a man convicted of theft and assault.
Evidence, including testimonies from survivors, indicates that supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi tortured individuals from a rival political camp.
The Yemeni authorities must respond to allegations that an investigative journalist was ill-treated and arbitrarily imprisoned based on his work to reveal the US military’s role in a deadly 2009 attack.
New allegations of torture of people arrested after clashes between the Lebanese army and fighters supporting the Sunni Muslim cleric Ahmed al-Asseer in Lebanon, last month.
The mother of Palestinian born in Iraq currently on death row talks about how his son was tortured into confessing to a crime he says, he didn't commit.