The UN's response to the crackdown in Syria is disappointing and weak, and does not take any decisive action.
Two Bahraini women activists, both of whom allege they have been tortured in detention, have gone on hunger strike to protest against their imprisonment.
The former leaders of Tunisia and Egypt, both ousted in popular uprisings in recent months, are facing criminal trials for abuse of power.
Amnesty International calls on Bahrain to release two people held for leading a teachers' strike amid wide-scale protests earlier this year.
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.
The law makes it an offence to call for a boycott against the state of Israel or its West Bank settlements.
Two women remain in detention in Riyadh after being arrested along with others who demanded fair trials for imprisoned relatives.
An independent commission set up to investigate alleged human rights abuses during recent protests in the country must lead to justice for victims.
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'.
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".
Emadeddin Baghi, one of Iran's most outspoken human rights activists, was released on Monday.
Clampdown on freedom of expression marks run-up to African Union summit in the capital Malabo on 23 June.
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.