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 22, 2014

The President promulgated the new Criminal Code on 19 December following the adoption by the Chamber of Deputies of the observations made by the President seeking the decriminalization of abortion...

November 21, 2014

Following the conviction of her rapist, the Afghan authorities have committed to ensuring her protection. The 10-year-old girl is receiving medical and psychological attention.

October 10, 2014

A 10-year old girl in Afghanistan is at risk of an “honor” killing because she was raped by a local mullah. Dr. Hassina Sarwari, the women’s rights defender assisting her, also faces death threats....

October 7, 2014

Six men, including five convicted in a rape case, face execution in Afghanistan after an unfair trial. The men are due to be executed on 8 October.