Torture is a Crime

The release of a Senate’s report summary on CIA torture once again makes crystal clear that the US government used torture. Demand accountability!

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December 17, 2014

Human rights defender Igor Kalyapin was labelled a “supporter of terrorists” by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov after he publicly opposed Kadyrov’s promise to punish families of suspected insurgents....

December 15, 2014

Khadija Ismayilova was placed under pre-trial detention on 5 December on a politically motivated charge. The authorities also suspended the license of Khadija Ismayilova’s lawyer on 10 December....

December 15, 2014

Around 80 human rights defenders were named in a death threat delivered by the Black Eagles paramilitaries in the Memory, Peace and Reconciliation Center.

December 15, 2014

Two government critics and their neighbor were released on 9 December. Their charges have not been dropped and they have now been placed under house arrest.