The Kyrgyz ombudsman's office said on June 1 that a Kyrgyz citizen has been held in Iran's notorious Evin prison since 2009.
Residents in a village in Azerbaijan's Naxcivan Autonomous Republic have held a protest against high unemployment and other social problems in the exclave.
A Syrian human rights official says the government has freed hundreds of political prisoners, a day after issuing an amnesty.
A commission established by the UN Human Rights Council has said in a report released on June 1 that forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and rebels opposing them are both guilty of committing war crimes.
Jailed Belarusian presidential candidate Mikola Statkevich has been denied a visit by his wife and 84-year-old father.
The international human rights monitoring organization Freedom House has included Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on its list of the world's worst human rights abusers
The trial of 10 alleged Kyrgyz members of the terrorist organization Jaishul Mahdi (The Messiah's Army) has been quickly adjourned shortly after proceedings started.
Three more Azerbaijani opposition activists arrested during an April protest in Baku had their pretrial detention extended by two months on June 1.
Explosions caused by a fire at a military ammunition depot in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan nearly a week ago have finally ceased.
Turkmen media have announced the adoption of a new law on presidential elections. According to the new law, a presidential candidate must have the backing of a political party or collect 50,000 signatures to register and compete.
Kazakh authorities say they have identified the second victim of a suspicious explosion near the National Security Committee (UKK) jail in Astana last week.