Some 15 men are being held following their arrest in Riyadh during a peaceful protest at the continued detention and ill-treatment of relatives.
Undocumented foreign nationals in Libya are at risk of exploitation, arbitrary and indefinite detention, as well as beatings, sometimes amounting to torture.
Wa’ed Tamimi, 16-year-old son of Bassem Tamimi was arrested at a demonstration in the village of al-Nabi Saleh on Friday.
Nine women held in Tehran's Evin prison have started a hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment by prison guards.
Bassem Tamimi faces a further prison term for his involvement in non-violent protests against the encroachment of Israeli settlers onto Palestinian land.
Iran's judiciary and prison authorities should end mistreatment of prisoners of conscience, including prominent rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
A poet facing a secret trial in Qatar after being detained since last year is a possible prisoner of conscience.
All peaceful activists and other prisoners of conscience detained in Syria must be set free after a mass amnesty was granted ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious festival.
Bahrain must quash convictions and sentences against two former teachers' union leaders ahead of the final verdict in their trial this weekend.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and stop detaining peaceful protesters.
Two new reports on Egypt document unlawful killings, excessive use of force, torture and other ill-treatment against protesters by both the military and the police.
Yemen is on the brink of a human rights crisis unless the authorities act now to end persistent abuses in the country and address past violations.
Libya’s political leadership must take immediate steps to end ongoing human rights abuses and establish the rule of law.
With the academic year about to begin in Iran, the authorities have escalated a clampdown on students.
The UN Human Rights Council's review of the human rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless it is followed by concrete action.
Across Libya, 'irregular migrants' are detained in poor conditions where they face torture and other ill-treatment.
Hasna Shaeeb Khalifa and her sister Hala have been threatened, arbitrarily detained, interrogated and released without charge several times.
Libya's new Congress and justice system struggle to break a legacy of systematic human rights violations.
The Israeli authorities must release or admit to hospital Palestinian hunger striker Samer al-Barq, Amnesty International said.
Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.