Civilians are enduring a horrific level of violence in the battle between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters for control of Aleppo.
Court finds Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, guilty of taking part in an “illegal gathering” among other charges.
The conviction of a dozen more Omani activists on protest-related charges is a further sign of the growing intolerance of dissent in the country.
New satellite images from Aleppo show the increased use of heavy weaponry, including near residential areas
A Free Syrian Army probe into the alleged unlawful killings of 14 members of the al-Berri clan must be impartial and independent, and its results referred to the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan surprised most observers with his resignation as joint UN-Arab League envoy on Syria
A new Amnesty International report says the assault by state forces on Aleppo is the culmination of months of a brutal crackdown on dissident voices.
Armed militiamen in Libya must immediately and unconditionally release seven Iranian Red Crescent members abducted in Benghazi.
Reports suggest that Syrian government forces and armed opposition groups have been deliberately and unlawfully killing captured opponents.
Amnesty International urges Bahrain to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of appeals in prominent cases.
As members of the opposition become better equipped with weapons and armaments, more and more civilians are being exposed to danger as fighting intensifies in populated urban areas.
The UN Security Council's veto will further embolden those on all sides of the Syria conflict who are directing and committing abuses and crimes with impunity.
The UAE authorities must release activists and human rights defenders arrested amid an intensified crackdown.
More than 20 Omani activists face prison terms after being charged with offences linked to the exercise of their freedom of expression and assembly.
Forcing a stateless man born in the UAE to choose between indefinite detention there or exile in Thailand heralds a further decline in the UAE’s human rights situation.
Urgent action must be taken to stop the deadly cycle of repression and abuse in Syria.
The detention of four ICC staffers in Libya not only denied them their liberty and stopped their work, but it also undermined Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi's right to a fair trial.
Syrian government forces have been brutally targeting medical workers amid the ongoing crackdown on protesters in Aleppo.
The Syrian army's increased use of helicopters is putting civilians at even greater risk and further strengthens the case for an international arms embargo.
A number of key Saudi Arabian human rights activists have been put on trial, signalling a growing crackdown on their work.