The Justice Ministry's decision to extend the military's power to arrest and investigate civilians paves the way for fresh human rights violations.
A new Amnesty International report calls on Israel to stop using detention without charge or trial against activists from the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity in the killing of protesters last year.
Despite the release on bail of a prominent Bahraini human rights defender, many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Journalist Salameh Kaileh describes his torture in a Syrian prison and hospital before he was deported to Jordan.
2,000 Palestinian prisoners are ending a hunger strike after Israel has agreed to improve prison conditions.
Concern is growing for three human rights defenders being held at a military base near Damascus, amid reports they may be facing ongoing torture.
A Bahrain court has further postponed the appeals trial of prominent opposition activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who has been on hunger strike for 75 days.
Libya's armed militias have been accused of widespread torture and more than a dozen deaths in custody since September 2011.
A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.
A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.
Anger is rife over administrative detention and prison conditions for Palestinians in Israel as a former hunger striker was due to be released.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must release a prominent human rights activist who is reported to have been on hunger strike for five weeks in protest at his continuing unfair imprisonment, Amnesty International said.
A Bahraini prisoner of conscience's health has seriously deteriorated while on hunger strike in prison after anti-government protests last year.
Some 13 school pupils have been beaten and verbally abused before being arrested by men in plain clothes in the town of Daraya.
A Palestinian detainee who is to be transferred to the Gaza Strip could be subject to a forcible deportation.
Palestinian detainee Hana Shalabi has been on hunger strike for almost 40 days in protest against her detention without charge.
A year after a planned "Day of Rage" demonstration in Riyadh, at least six men are languishing in jail for their involvement in the event.
The trial of an Egyptian military doctor accused of conducting forced “virginity tests” on a woman protester will show if female victims of violence by the army will receive any redress.