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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January 28, 2015

Two youth activists from the Azerbaijani civic movement NIDA were released on 29 December, and two on 18 October 2014. All four were released as a result of a presidential pardon. Five others remai...

January 22, 2015

Bahraini activist Nader Abdulemam has been released after his sentence was reduced on appeal.

January 13, 2015

Saudi Arabian human rights defender and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair has had his sentence upheld upon appeal and will be serving the full 15 years in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience.

January 9, 2015

Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi was publicly flogged on 9 January in front of the al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah. He is at risk of receiving the remaining 950 lashes over the coming weeks.