from Middle east and north africa
A court in Kuwait convicted a man to 10 years in prison for messages posted on Twitter that were deemed "insulting" to heads of state and religious figures.
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.
More than 100 people - including 50 children - were killed in the Syrian military's assault on the town of Houla over the weekend.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Independent investigations are needed into the killings of two men - including a prominent cleric - at a checkpoint in northern Lebanon.
Journalist Salameh Kaileh describes his torture in a Syrian prison and hospital before he was deported to Jordan.
2,000 Palestinian prisoners are ending a hunger strike after Israel has agreed to improve prison conditions.
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.
Bahraini activist should be released