Clampdown on freedom of expression marks run-up to African Union summit in the capital Malabo on 23 June.
Dozens of people linked to pro-reform protests in Bahrain earlier this year are facing unfair trials at a special military court set up during a state of emergency.
New reports of child protesters being tortured and killed in Syria raise concerns about the treatment of those still in detention.
Doctors and nurses facing trial before a military court in Bahrain have made fresh claims of being tortured in detention.
The Syrian government must release prisoners of conscience and take concrete steps to stop grave abuses by security forces.
Authorities urged to uphold and protect the right of Iraqis to engage in peaceful protests following the arrest of 15 pro-reform activists.
Amnesty International obtains video footage that shows Syrian security forces shooting and beating protesters and raiding a mosque.
A Syrian student's account of the security forces' mass arrest and torture of Banias residents after pro-reform protests.
A military court has sentenced 15 activists to between one and four years imprisonment for "participating in illegal demonstrations and inciting hatred against the regime".
A group of people detained following recent pro-reform protests in Oman's capital Muscat must be charged or released.
Morocco is due to prosecute a newspaper editor for his criticism of the country's counter-terrorism policies.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
A former military officer is still detained months after speaking out in support of pro-reform protests in Bahrain.
A military trial is under way for 21 porminent opposition activists in Bahrain charged with alleged crimes during recent pro-reform protests.
The military trial of 21 prominent Bahraini opposition activists must meet international fair trial standards, Amnesty International said today.
Famed for his memoir of his years in Israeli detention in the 1990s, Ahmad Qatamesh has been detained again without charge for weeks.
Iran's flawed trial of two US citizens charged with espionage and illegal entry exposes the apparent political motives for their detention.
Security forces have killed dozens and arrested hundreds as their clampdown on protests in Syria widened in recent days.
Syrian human rights activists have gone into hiding, fearing for their lives and liberty amid a crackdown on pro-reform protests
Relentless crackdown on human rights continues as Bahraini parliament votes to extend repressive state of emergency amid continued arrests of dissidents.