Morocco is due to prosecute a newspaper editor for his criticism of the country's counter-terrorism policies.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
A former military officer is still detained months after speaking out in support of pro-reform protests in Bahrain.
As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.
A military trial is under way for 21 porminent opposition activists in Bahrain charged with alleged crimes during recent pro-reform protests.
The military trial of 21 prominent Bahraini opposition activists must meet international fair trial standards, Amnesty International said today.
Famed for his memoir of his years in Israeli detention in the 1990s, Ahmad Qatamesh has been detained again without charge for weeks.
Security forces have killed dozens and arrested hundreds as their clampdown on protests in Syria widened in recent days.
Syrian human rights activists have gone into hiding, fearing for their lives and liberty amid a crackdown on pro-reform protests
Relentless crackdown on human rights continues as Bahraini parliament votes to extend repressive state of emergency amid continued arrests of dissidents.
Freed Syrian detainees tell about torture and ill-treatment in custody following pro-reform protests.
Six civil society activists are arrested and the government takes over a rights organization in the United Arab Emirates.
Amnesty International calls for investigation into attack by armed men believed to be affiliated to security forces which left at least 11 protesters dead in the capital, Sana'a.
Security forces must not respond with violence to mass demonstrations planned across the country on Friday.
The killing of Ahwazi Arab protesters in Iran must be investigated.
At least 90 people have been injured in confrontations between security forces and protesters.
The concessions now being made by the Syrian government have been achieved at a very heavy cost in human lives.
Government intent on trying to crush all dissent using the most repressive means as protests continue to grow across the country.
Testimonies and case studies from the report, ‘Days of Rage: Protests and Repression in Iraq’
Reports of torture and death in custody raise alarm over Bahrain's treatment of more than 400 anti-government protesters.