from Middle east and north africa
Despair and hopelessness pervade in a Yemeni prison where scores of children are on hunger strike to protest at their conditions and about a fellow inmate's recent death sentence.
Journalists arrested in the past few days are accused of cooperating with "anti-revolutionary" Persian-language media organizations outside Iran.
Iran must release all journalists being held solely for carrying out their legitimate work, Amnesty International urged after more than a dozen reporters were arrested amid newspaper raids.
Iraq must immediately investigate the killings of protesters in Fallujah in accordance with international standards.
Egypt must ensure the deaths of hundreds of protesters since early 2011 are independently and effectively investigated if it wants to move beyond the abuses that defined the Mubarak era.
A former Saudi Arabian diplomat who was due to be deported from Qatar to his native country was able to travel to Morocco after receiving support from Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee.
Oussama Bouajila and Chahine Berrich from an anti-poverty street art group were charged after they were caught writing slogans in support of the poor.
Amnesty International has documented a series of cases of Sudanese activists living in Egypt who have faced harassment and attacks, reportedly at the hands of the Sudanese authorities.
Ali Naderi put to death for a crime he allegedly committed while 17 years old.
Jordanian Prime Minister says his country would not allow flow of refugees into its territory if President al-Assad’s government falls.
Six jailed reformists in Saudi Arabia must be released immediately and unconditionally after they were offered a royal “pardon” on the condition they sign pledges renouncing their public activism.
The UN Security Council must immediately refer the situation in Syria to the Prosecutor of the ICC in line with a request made this morning by dozens of UN member states
International conference on Syria transition urged to prioritize rights of minority groups like Alawites, who are facing increasing risk of rights abuses.
A Sri Lankan domestic worker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child.
At least 11 women are still believed to be in detention in Saudi Arabia after being detained at a protest on 5 January.
A young Sri Lankan woman is at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed whilst under the age of 18.
An Egyptian freelance journalist facing an unfair military trial after he was arrested while covering a story in the North Sinai region must be released, urges Amnesty International.
A former Saudi Arabian diplomat is at grave risk of being detained and tortured or otherwise ill-treated if Qatari authorities follow through with plans to return him forcibly to Saudi Arabia.
A military appeal court in Tunisia has upheld the conviction on defamation charges of a former presidential adviser and handed him an even harsher punishment.
Taher Belabès faces 'incitement' charges after a youth unemployment protest in the southern oil town of Ouargla.