Amnesty International urges Bahrain to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of appeals in prominent cases.
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.
Authorities urged to allow the community of stateless individuals known as Bidun to exercise their rights in line with international standards
Authorities urged to allow people to exercise their right to freedom of expression after an opposition group rally is banned.
Prominent human rights activist and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab receives three-month prison sentence on charges of libel.
Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand has been on hunger strike since 26 May in protest at being denied permission to visit his sick son in hospital.
At least three people were killed and one left on a life-support machine when security forces opened fire on a peaceful demonstration in the city of Aden.
Syrian government forces have been brutally targeting medical workers amid the ongoing crackdown on protesters in Aleppo.
Lebanon must launch an independent and impartial investigation into the deaths of two Palestinian men during clashes in a refugee camp.
A number of key Saudi Arabian human rights activists have been put on trial, signalling a growing crackdown on their work.
Ahead of a fresh wave of driving protests expected in Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International has urged King Abdullah to overturn a ban on women driving.
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.
Activists calling for an end to sexual harassment of women protesters have been groped and punched by a group of men.
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.
An exiled member of the Syrian Non Violence Movement calls for increased international pressure to end human rights abuses in Syria.