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.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Journalist Salameh Kaileh describes his torture in a Syrian prison and hospital before he was deported to Jordan.
Thirteen activists and a journalist arrested by Kuwait’s security forces during an apparently peaceful protest by members of the stateless Bidun minority are still detained.
At least seven people have been killed in clashes between armed individuals and protesters in Cairo.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Bahraini human rights defender Al-Khawaja is among a group of activists granted an appeal in a civil court.
A violent attack on protesters in Cairo demonstrating against the exlusion of a well-known politician from upcoming elections has left one person dead.
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.
Legislators in Kuwait are due to vote on draft legislation that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death.
A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.
Women in Tehran are facing jail sentences for campaigning against decades of human rights violations.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must release a prominent human rights activist who is reported to have been on hunger strike for five weeks in protest at his continuing unfair imprisonment, Amnesty International said.