A Syrian activist tells of the recent arrest of his father and brother, after the brother filmed pro-reform protests in a Damascus suburb.
A military court in Bahrain is due to rule on the appeal of 14 opposition activists jailed for their alleged role in pro-reform protests.
Saudi Arabia must take immediate steps to end all discrimination against women, following moves to give women the right to vote.
The health of a detained blogger has greatly deteriorated since prison authorities took away his heart medication, his family says.
A group of Bahraini women and girls have been subjected to beatings and other ill-treatment after their arrest at a Manama mall amid protests on Friday.
A mass grave possibly linked to the infamous 1996 Abu Salim massacre should be secured immediately to protect evidence.
Eighteen-year-old Zainab al-Hosni of Homs is the first woman known to have died in custody during Syria’s recent unrest.
Dozens killed as security forces use snipers and rocket-propelled grenades against protesters in Sana'a.
Sweeping security powers will now cover offences including disturbing traffic, broadcasting rumours, and “assault on freedom to work”.
A Saudi human rights activist taken to court after calling for reforms says he will continue to speak out against repression.
The NTC says it will "move quickly" to act on Amnesty International's new report on abuses and war crimes committed by supporters.
Human rights activists detained after pro-reform protests in Syria remain at great risk after nearly 100 recent deaths in custody.
Iraqi authorities are urged to redouble their efforts to protect journalists and ensure they can carry out their work in safety.
No country should provide a safe haven to Colonel al-Gaddafi or other Libyan officials suspected of committing crimes under international law.
The health workers are facing trial apparently over treating some of those injured during a recent government crackdown on pro-reform protests.
National Transitional Council urged to act after allegations that black Libyans were detained, threatened and beaten on suspicion of fighting for al-Gaddafi forces.
Survivors describe how al-Gaddafi forces detained them in sweltering heat in crowded metal containers where 19 people died.
A 14-year boy has died after being hit by a tear gas canister thrown by riot police during a protest, a Bahraini human rights group says.
Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans suspected of being pro-Gaddafi are being targeted by anti-Gaddafi forces, Amnesty International says.
Amnesty International has evidence that pro-Gaddafi troops have been killing detainees in military camps in Tripoli, which constitutes a war crime.