Court finds Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, guilty of taking part in an “illegal gathering” among other charges.
Authorities urged to release 13 opposition activists serving prison sentences on charges relating to their participation in pro-reform protests.
A Saudi Arabian cleric and outspoken critic of the Saudi government held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognizably criminal offence or released, Amnesty International has said.
The conviction of a dozen more Omani activists on protest-related charges is a further sign of the growing intolerance of dissent in the country.
A new Amnesty International report says the assault by state forces on Aleppo is the culmination of months of a brutal crackdown on dissident voices.
At least 35 activists are believed to have been detained since 16 July and are thought to be at risk of torture.
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.