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.
A Tunisian TV boss faces up to three years in prison for screening the French film Persepolis.
A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.
Legislators in Kuwait are due to vote on draft legislation that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death.
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.
Women in Tehran are facing jail sentences for campaigning against decades of human rights violations.
Authorities urged to act to prevent a repetition of the widespread human rights abuses that took place under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
There were scores of injuries when Tunisian security forces violently dispersed peaceful protests in the capital Tunis.
Some 13 school pupils have been beaten and verbally abused before being arrested by men in plain clothes in the town of Daraya.
At least 13 people remain in custody in the wake of the weekend protests against the detention of half a dozen pro-reform activists.
A leading human rights defender in Bahrain detained for taking part in protests is at risk of death after 50 days on hunger strike.
A year after a planned "Day of Rage" demonstration in Riyadh, at least six men are languishing in jail for their involvement in the event.
The trial of an Egyptian military doctor accused of conducting forced “virginity tests” on a woman protester will show if female victims of violence by the army will receive any redress.
On International Women's Day, Amnesty International supports the courageous women fighting for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
Iranian authorities are urged to overturn an 18-year jail sentenced for a prominent human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience.
Repression of dissent in Iran has dramatically escalated in the run-up to this week’s parliamentary elections.
As a "Friends of Syria" group gathers to discuss actions, there is an urgent need for full humanitarian access to areas of Homs that have come under relentless bombardment.
The Tunisian Minister for Human Rights has been urged to retract homophobic comments that undermine human rights.