The next phase of reform in Bahrain will reveal which groups are in support of the country's national security, the minister of human rights said.
Human Rights Watch called on Saudi Arabia Sunday to stop punishing people for peaceably protesting, and to abolish the Specialized Criminal Court.
Egypt has a chance to erase years of military impunity by letting civilian courts investigate allegations of human rights abuses, a rights group said.
Tunisia risks opening the door to religious violence unless it addresses a series of attacks by extremists, said Human Rights Watch.
A Tunisian draft law that excludes former government officials from politics is too restrictive in the country's new democracy, Human Rights Watch said.
Courts in Bahrain have failed to live up to their obligation to protect the right to protest the government peacefully, Human Rights Watch said.
An international advocacy group Wednesday condemned human rights abuses in the Hamas criminal justice system since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007.
There is "ample evidence" to suggest Hamas authorities are torturing people in their custody in Gaza, a Human Rights Watch report claims.
Nearly a half-million migrant workers in Bahrain are being exploited despite government reforms meant to protect them, a human rights group said.
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should open an investigation into allegations state security officials may be complicit in torture, a rights group said.