Muhannad al-Hassani, who has defended human rights and challenged the country's oppressive legal framework, is to receive the 2010 Martin Ennals Award.
Egyptian authorities have rushed through parliament a two-year extension to emergency laws that have been used to crackdown on peaceful opposition protests.
Amnesty International has urged Iran to release a filmmaker accused of criticizing the authorities and allow him to attend this week's Cannes Film Festival, where he has been invited as a member of the festival jury.
Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release a human rights lawyer who was arrested after speaking out against the execution of one of his clients.
Government urged to conduct a retrial by a regular court of 26 men jailed by an emergency court for their alleged links to the Lebanese group.
Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to investigate allegations that security forces tortured hundreds of Sunni detainees at a secret prison in Baghdad.
The authorities have been urged to allow peaceful protests after police violently repressed another anti-government demonstration in Cairo this week.
Hunger strikers protesting against their detention without trial are among those who have faced intimidation after visiting refugee camps in Algeria.
The men were arrested after they helped Hussain 'Ali Hassan al-Sahlawi, who had been shot and left unconscious by a security official in Karzakan.
Police opened fire with live ammunition in the city of Ar Raqqah, as an estimated 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the Kurdish New Year.
It is not known why 'Abed al-Hafith 'Abed al-Rahman is being detained or whether any charges have been brought against him.
Amnesty International has called on the Tunisian President to end the daily harassment of former political prisoners ahead of the country's national independence day.
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of an Iranian football journalist who was detained for publishing posters supporting an Iranian-Azerbaijani football team.
Ahmed Mostafa was facing jail after he after he published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.
Hengameh Shahidi began a six-year sentence last week, for charges relating to her political work in the wake of last year's disputed presidential election.
Max Goeldi, who began serving a four month prison sentence this week, is thought to be a pawn in a diplomatic row between the two countries.