Amnesty International's website has been blocked inside Saudi Arabia after the organization published criticism of a draft "anti-terror" law.
A draft law in Saudi Arabia poses a serious threat to freedom of expression and peaceful dissent in the name of preventing terrorism.
Thirteen-year-old Thabet al-Hajlaoui was reportedly killed after security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in the town of Sidi Bouzid.
Two women remain in detention in Riyadh after being arrested along with others who demanded fair trials for imprisoned relatives.
The head of Egypt’s military intelligence has promised that the army will no longer carry out forced ‘virginity tests’, after defending their use
A Bahraini military court has handed down life sentences to prominent Shia opposition activists who were involved in protests.
Protesters detained after calling for reform in Syria remain in detention despite two government "general amnesties".
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.
A military court in Bahrain has sentenced a woman activist to a year in prison after she read out a poem criticizing the government.
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.
At least 120 people have reportedly been shot dead in Syria, as the UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution on the country.
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.
A senior Egyptian general has admitted female protesters were forced to undergo ‘virginity tests’, which the government has previously denied.
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.
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 Tehran court ordered that a man be blinded with acid as "retribution in kind" for an acid attack he carried out
Syrian human rights activists have gone into hiding, fearing for their lives and liberty amid a crackdown on pro-reform protests