Council refers Libya to the International Criminal Court after a plea from the country's own UN delegation, which says it no longer represents Col al-Gaddafi.
Amnesty International calls for an investigation into torture allegations made by some of the 23, who were among hundreds freed in response to demands made by protesters.
Authorities urged to ensure the safety of people participating in peaceful protests and of all detainees after one demonstrator described how he was tortured by police.
Amnesty International is urging Syrian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of a Kurdish folk singer apparently detained for promoting traditional Kurdish music amid fears he could be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Amnesty International calls on Libyan leader Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi to immediately rein in his security forces amid reports of machine guns and other weapons being used against protestors and a spiralling death toll.
Amnesty International urges the Yemeni authorities to stop using excessive force as continued violence against protesters reportedly leaves several wounded.
Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian military to take action to stop the use of torture and other ill treatment against detainees, amid fresh evidence of abuse.
Amnesty International calls on Yemen to stop its security forces using excessive force after protesters and journalists were today reportedly attacked at peaceful demonstrations around the country.
Amnesty International is calling on the Libyan government to end its clampdown on peaceful political activists after violence erupted at demonstrations in the city of Benghazi following the arrest of activists ahead of a protest planned for Thursday.
Two men who were seriously wounded on the opening day of anti-government demonstrations in Cairo have told Amnesty International they believed the security forces' intention was to crush the protests from their onset.
Authorities urged to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future.
Walid Yunis Ahmad has recently been charged with terrorism-related offences that he is alleged to have committed in 2009 when he had already been in prison for over nine years.
Ja'far Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei had been convicted of 'enmity against God', 'propaganda against the system' and having contacts with a banned opposition group.
New caretaker government frees some of those detained during the rule of the country's recently ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Amnesty International has urged the Iraqi authorities to prevent the forcible return to Iran of several members of the Ahwazi Arab minority amid fears that they would be at serious risk of torture.
Mohammad Ghazzai al-Mutairi, who had been arrested apparently for possessing alcohol, is alleged to have died as a result of police torture.
The Egyptian authorities must stop the harassment and intimidation of the family of a man allegedly tortured to death in detention following a January church bombing.
At least two people have been killed in an ongoing crackdown by the authorities on a wave of protests sparked by the attempted suicide of a young fruit seller who later died of his injuries.
Qusay 'Abdel-Razaq Zabib was detained for over two years because he was suspected of having links to armed groups.
Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to free a police officer, initially detained because he was suspected of having links to armed groups, who has been held for over a month after an order for his release was made.