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.
An investigation into Palestinian police violence against peaceful protesters must be independent and transparent, with those responsible brought to justice.
A number of key Saudi Arabian human rights activists have been put on trial, signalling a growing crackdown on their work.
A string of arrests of activists in the Oman constitutes an attack on freedom of expression and assembly.
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.
The Justice Ministry's decision to extend the military's power to arrest and investigate civilians paves the way for fresh human rights violations.
Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal is due to rule on the appeal of 20 health professionals charged in relation to last year's protests.
A court in Kuwait convicted a man to 10 years in prison for messages posted on Twitter that were deemed "insulting" to heads of state and religious figures.
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.
Egypt's state of emergency has ended and the authorities must now combat the systemic abuses the measure facilitated.
An exiled member of the Syrian Non Violence Movement calls for increased international pressure to end human rights abuses in Syria.
Despite the release on bail of a prominent Bahraini human rights defender, many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars.
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.