from Middle east and north africa
Children's drawings and testimonies from families taking refuge inside Lebanon reveal the horror they faced before fleeing Syria.
A string of recent court rulings in the Omani capital Muscat are crushing free speech in Oman.
Libya's new Congress and justice system struggle to break a legacy of systematic human rights violations.
The Iranian authorities must halt all executions scheduled in the coming days, Amnesty International said, amid reports up to 23 individuals may be at risk.
The Israeli authorities must release or admit to hospital Palestinian hunger striker Samer al-Barq, Amnesty International said.
Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.
Iranian authorities must release prisoner of conscience Zhila Bani-Yaghoub, an award-winning journalist and women’s rights activist, Amnesty International said.
The decision by Bahrain’s appeal court to uphold sentences against 13 opposition activists and prisoners of conscience is outrageous and must be overturned.
Enforced disappearances - a crime under international law - are still carried out in many countries around the world.
Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
Writer Arzhang Davoodi, who is facing fresh charges after being imprisoned in Iran for nearly nine years, must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said.
Civilians are enduring a horrific level of violence in the battle between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters for control of Aleppo.
The prosecution of an editor for criticizing Egypt’s President and the Muslim Brotherhood should be halted and freedom of expression protected.
Court finds Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, guilty of taking part in an “illegal gathering” among other charges.
Anyone held in Iran solely for the peaceful exercise of their human rights should immediately and unconditionally be released, Amnesty International has said.
A Yemeni journalist has spent two years behind bars after alleging US use of cluster bombs in Yemen.
Authorities must investigate allegations that two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest at their administrative detention were ill-treated.
Authorities urged to release 13 opposition activists serving prison sentences on charges relating to their participation in pro-reform protests.
A Saudi Arabian cleric and outspoken critic of the Saudi government held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognizably criminal offence or released, Amnesty International has said.
The latest arrests of journalists and activists in Tunisia have increased concerns that human rights in the country are at risk of being restricted, Amnesty International has warned