Police allegedly subjected 18 year old Hassan ‘Oun to beatings and threats of rape after his arrest in Manama this week.
In one of the deadliest weeks since pro-reform protests began, Syria is imposing the death penalty on anyone arming "terrorists".
Blogger and activist Zainab al-Khawaja's father and husband are both in prison in the aftermath of popular protests this year.
Prisoner of conscience Maikel Nabil Sanad had his three year sentence reduced to two years, but intends to continue his hunger strike.
Prominent activist Razan Ghazzawi was arrested by Syrian immigration police on Sunday while on her way to a media freedom workshop in Jordan.
Iranian women activists are raising awareness globally about a controversial "polygamy" law that would further endanger women's rights.
Five activists have been convicted with criminal defamation by the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi after criticizing government officials.
Nine of the men had met to discuss setting up a human rights association, and had circulated a petition calling for political reform
Human rights violations at the hands of Egypt's interim military rulers in some cases exceed former President Hosni Mubarak's brutal record.
Freed Iranian doctors say that Amnesty International's campaign to release them gave them strength.
Syrian opposition leader Kamal al-Labwani has been released after serving six years as a prisoner of conscience.
Two Syrian activists who were involved in organizing peaceful protests in Aleppo, have been missing since early November.
Alaa Abdel Fattah to serve the rest of his 15-day detention because of his criticism of a bloody crackdown on protesters by security forces this month.
The trial of activists accused of "publicly insulting" top officials in an internet forum found to have been grossly unfair.
Alaa Abdel Fattah appeared before military prosecutors but refused to answer questions in protest at civilians being tried before military courts.
More than 30 security officials dragged Bahraini teacher and activist Jalila al-Salman from her home early this morning.
Iran must acknowledge current and past human rights abuses during UN committee hearing.
A Saudi Arabian human rights activist has been arrested and is at risk of torture and other human rights violations.
Maikel Nabil Sanad, a 26-year-old blogger, is due to face a second military trial over charges related to his writings.
A Syrian-born man has been arrested in the USA for allegedly collaborating with Bashar al-Assad's government to spy on Syrian activists living abroad.