Amnesty International has said that two members of its fact-finding team were among five human rights activists and journalists freed by Egyptian military police after about two days in detention.
The five were among some 35 Egyptian and international human rights activists, lawyers and journalists arrested on Thursday, when military police raided the offices of the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre in Cairo, the Amnesty said on Thursday.
However, it said that none of the Egyptian nationals have been released.
They are believed to be held incommunicado at Camp 75, a military police camp in Manshiyet el-Bakri on the outskirts of Cairo, the Amnesty said.
“We are greatly relieved by the release of our staff members and those freed with them,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.
“But it is simply outrageous that the Egyptian activists arrested with them have not been freed,” Mr. Shetty said, adding that there can be no justification for continuing to detain them.
Mr. Shetty demanded that they must be released immediately, unconditionally and returned in safety to their families.