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.
An exiled member of the Syrian Non Violence Movement calls for increased international pressure to end human rights abuses in Syria.
More than 100 people - including 50 children - were killed in the Syrian military's assault on the town of Houla over the weekend.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Independent investigations are needed into the killings of two men - including a prominent cleric - at a checkpoint in northern Lebanon.
At least seven people have been killed in clashes between armed individuals and protesters in Cairo.
Bahraini human rights defender Al-Khawaja is among a group of activists granted an appeal in a civil court.
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.
Fighting broke out in Kufra on Friday between armed militias after a Tabu man was killed by unidentified assailants.
Libya's armed militias have been accused of widespread torture and more than a dozen deaths in custody since September 2011.
A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.
Authorities urged to act to prevent a repetition of the widespread human rights abuses that took place under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.