Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil has been released after ten months in prison for criticizing the military's use of force.
Military rulers urged to uphold the right to peaceful assembly during protests marking the first anniversary of the Egyptian uprising.
The mission’s observers have submitted a field report in which they are reported to have cited clear evidence of human rights violations.
Court confirms death penalty for Saeed Malekpour sentenced after his web program was used to post pornographic images without his knowledge.
A human rights defender in Gaza has been stabbed by unknown assailants after criticizing Hamas and armed Palestinian groups.
One protester has been shot dead and several wounded in clashes with police during a pro-reform demonstration in Saudi Arabia.
Governments across the region were willing to deploy extreme violence in 2011 in an attempt to resist unprecedented calls for fundamental reform.
A leading Bahraini human rights defender describes how he was attacked by riot police during a peaceful protest.
The Yemeni parliament is set to vote on a controversial bill which grants President Saleh and his aides immunity from prosecution.
Police allegedly subjected 18 year old Hassan ‘Oun to beatings and threats of rape after his arrest in Manama this week.
In one of the deadliest weeks since pro-reform protests began, Syria is imposing the death penalty on anyone arming "terrorists".
Blogger and activist Zainab al-Khawaja's father and husband are both in prison in the aftermath of popular protests this year.
Prisoner of conscience Maikel Nabil Sanad had his three year sentence reduced to two years, but intends to continue his hunger strike.
Prominent activist Razan Ghazzawi was arrested by Syrian immigration police on Sunday while on her way to a media freedom workshop in Jordan.
Iranian women activists are raising awareness globally about a controversial "polygamy" law that would further endanger women's rights.
Five activists have been convicted with criminal defamation by the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi after criticizing government officials.
Nine of the men had met to discuss setting up a human rights association, and had circulated a petition calling for political reform
Human rights violations at the hands of Egypt's interim military rulers in some cases exceed former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal record.
Freed Iranian doctors say that Amnesty International's campaign to release them gave them strength.
Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani has been released after serving six years as a prisoner of conscience.