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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August 20, 2013

A man currently on hunger strike has been detained without charge or trial for 20 months in Erbil. Authorities accuse him of leaking information about election rigging to a newspaper.

August 20, 2013

A temporary halt to planned executions was ordered by the Pakistan Prime Minister on 18 August until he has spoken to the president, Asif Ali Zardari.

August 19, 2013

Russian lawyer Farid Murtazin could be stripped off his advocate status following a complaint from the Investigation Committee, though he denies the allegations.

August 16, 2013

Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke and his friend Adnan al-Dibs have been detained incommunicado since their arrest by Syrian security forces in Tartus on 18 July.