The former leaders of Tunisia and Egypt, both ousted in popular uprisings in recent months, are facing criminal trials for abuse of power.
The trial of former President Hosni Mubarak and other senior officials murder and attempted murder has begun in Cairo.
The UN must take urgent action to stop the escalating violence against protesters in Syria, which amounts to crimes against humanity.
Amnesty International calls on Bahrain to release two people held for leading a teachers' strike amid wide-scale protests earlier this year.
Released after five years in prison, prominent human rights lawyer Anwar al-Bunni is finally being acknowledged by fellow Syrians.
Amnesty International's website has been blocked inside Saudi Arabia after the organization published criticism of a draft "anti-terror" law.
A draft law in Saudi Arabia poses a serious threat to freedom of expression and peaceful dissent in the name of preventing terrorism.
Thirteen-year-old Thabet al-Hajlaoui was reportedly killed after security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in the town of Sidi Bouzid.
Prominent human rights campaigner allowed to travel abroad for the first time in seven years.
The trial of five activists for “publicly insulting” the UAE president and other top officials re-opens on 18 July, amid a clampdown on free expression.
Two women remain in detention in Riyadh after being arrested along with others who demanded fair trials for imprisoned relatives.
Authorities in Iraq's Kurdistan region are urged to investigate attacks on those linked to protests calling for political reform.
A verdict in the case of the two police officers accused of killing Khaled Said last June in Alexandria is expected on Thursday.
The heavy-handed security response to Cairo protests is a reminiscent of the violence following the '25 January Revolution'.
Colonel M’uammar al-Gaddafi and other senior Libyan government officials face trial at the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity.
The head of Egypt’s military intelligence has promised that the army will no longer carry out forced ‘virginity tests’, after defending their use
A Bahraini military court has handed down life sentences to prominent Shia opposition activists who were involved in protests.
Protesters detained after calling for reform in Syria remain in detention despite two government "general amnesties".
Dozens of people linked to pro-reform protests in Bahrain earlier this year are facing unfair trials at a special military court set up during a state of emergency.
A military court in Bahrain has sentenced a woman activist to a year in prison after she read out a poem criticizing the government.