Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil has been released after ten months in prison for criticizing the military's use of force.
Military rulers urged to uphold the right to peaceful assembly during protests marking the first anniversary of the Egyptian uprising.
The mission’s observers have submitted a field report in which they are reported to have cited clear evidence of human rights violations.
Court confirms death penalty for Saeed Malekpour sentenced after his web program was used to post pornographic images without his knowledge.
Some progress has been made on human rights in Tunisia a year after the fall of President Ben Ali, but for many Tunisians the pace of change has been too slow.
One protester has been shot dead and several wounded in clashes with police during a pro-reform demonstration in Saudi Arabia.
Governments across the region were willing to deploy extreme violence in 2011 in an attempt to resist unprecedented calls for fundamental reform.
A leading Bahraini human rights defender describes how he was attacked by riot police during a peaceful protest.
The Yemeni parliament is set to vote on a controversial bill which grants President Saleh and his aides immunity from prosecution.
An Arab League observer mission to Syria is due to report back on its preliminary findings on Sunday.
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".
At least 11 people have been killed and hundreds injured during demonstrations since Friday 16 December.
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.
Tunisian security forces have repeatedly forcibly returned asylum-seekers to the Libyan border after they fled the armed conflict in Libya.
Saudi Arabian authorities have been using the fight against terrorism as a pretext to crack down on dissent.
A UN Commission of Inquiry's report has confirmed that Syrian security forces committed crimes against humanity in their crackdown on protesters.
By granting immunity, Yemen's power-transfer deal delivers a hammer blow to accountability for human rights violations.