Amnesty International research details how during the country's recent elections, 12 people were slapped, kicked and hit, at times with batons, while in detention.
Farai Maguwu was detained for five weeks after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields.
Amnesty International has warned that Zimbabwe could be hit by a new wave of political violence, following a spate of attacks on human rights activists in the past 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.
Journalist and human rights activist Faisal Elbagir, who was forced to flee Sudan last year, urges the United Nations to keep its Independent Expert in Sudan.
Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.
Seven people were sentenced to 12 years each on charges related to their alleged involvement in an attack on the presidential palace in Malabo last year.
Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza were arrested in December two days after holding an engagement ceremony.
Four members of staff were also arrested during a late night raid by security forces on the offices of opposition daily Rai Al Shaab.
Couple arrested in December after holding an engagement ceremony face up to 14 years in prison.
Unity government urged to end all malicious prosecutions of people exercising their rights to freedom of expression after the acquittal of Roy Bennett, a critic of President Mugabe.
Amnesty International has urged the Zimbabwe police to end their intimidation of activists and stop preventing them from exercising their right to peaceful assembly.
It is feared that the young men, who disappeared from Swift Operation Squad detention in Port Harcourt a year ago, were extrajudicially executed.
Members of human rights organization Social Action were stopped and detained earlier this month after leaving their office.
Artist Owen Maseko was arrested after participating in a show depicting atrocities that took place in the Matabeleland region in the 1980s.
An increase in harassment, arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture and other ill-treatment by security forces is anticipated ahead of April's elections.
Amnesty International has called on the Gambian government to immediately charge or release all former government officials detained during a wave of arrests over the past week.