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.
A string of arrests of activists in the Oman constitutes an attack on freedom of expression and assembly.
Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of nine health professionals tried for their role in anti-government protests last year.
The Justice Ministry's decision to extend the military's power to arrest and investigate civilians paves the way for fresh human rights violations.
Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal is due to rule on the appeal of 20 health professionals charged in relation to last year's protests.
International action is urgently needed to end the shocking escalation of unlawful killings in Syria, says a new Amnesty International report.
Activists calling for an end to sexual harassment of women protesters have been groped and punched by a group of men.
A court in Kuwait convicted a man to 10 years in prison for messages posted on Twitter that were deemed "insulting" to heads of state and religious figures.
Egypt's state of emergency has ended and the authorities must now combat the systemic abuses the measure facilitated.
Despite the release on bail of a prominent Bahraini human rights defender, many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars.