Kareem Amer was freed after completing a four-year prison term for allegedly criticizing President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's al-Azhar religious authorities and Islam in a blog.
The family of Ahmed Shaaban, a 19-year-old man, allege that he died after being tortured and physically abused by police officers in Alexandria.
Some of 23 detainees say they have been beaten, deprived of sleep and forced to stand for long periods in reprisal for previous torture claims.
Deaths and injuries occurred during a security forces operation to forcibly removal of thousands of people from the camp near Laayoune, Western Sahara.
Kareem Amer, who was jailed for four years for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and Islam, is still being held despite being due for release last week.
Award-winning activist Muhannad al-Hassani, currently serving a three-year prison sentence, was severely beaten by his cellmate last month.
Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian King to halt the execution of a young Sri Lankan woman who has lost her appeal against a death sentence for a murder committed when she says she was 17.
Amnesty International calls on the USA to investigate how much US officials knew about the torture of detainees held by Iraqi security forces after new evidence emerged in files released by the Wikileaks organization.
Sheikh Hassan Mchaymech has been held incommunicado since July when he was arrested while on his way to make the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Authorities urged to allow political opposition and human rights activists arrested in an August crackdown prompt and regular access to their lawyers and family.
Student Tal al-Mallohi has been held incommunicado and without charge since she was arrested by State Security officials in December.
Twenty three Shi'a Muslims have been accused of terrorism and plotting to overthrow the government as part of an increased clampdown on opposition and human rights activists.
A court is considering the possibility of having a man's spinal cord cut to cause the same damage he is alleged to have inflicted on his victim during a fight.
Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities.
Amnesty International is urging the Syrian authorities to release or charge a Kurdish man who has been detained for almost two years.
Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman in which Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, awaiting execution by stoning for adultery, appears to implicate herself in the murder of her husband.
Amnesty International has urged the Libyan authorities not to forcibly return around 200 Eritreans held in detention amid allegations that several prisoners were beaten by security officials after an escape attempt last week.
As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.
Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist, blogger and member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), was arrested with two other CHRR members on 20 December 2009. Amnesty International calls for her immediate and unconditional release.
Amnesty International has called on four European states to immediately stop the forcible return of individuals to Iraq, because their human rights are at serious risk if they are returned to the country.