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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October 3, 2014

Five media workers in Myanmar had their sentences reduced on appeal to seven years’ imprisonment. They were jailed in connection with their journalistic activities and are prisoners of conscience....

October 3, 2014

Blasphemy prisoner Mohammad Asghar has been shot and wounded by a prison guard in Pakistan. He is recovering in a hospital, but his lawyers fear he is still in danger of being killed.

October 3, 2014

Saeed Shirzad has been detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison for four months, without access to his lawyer. He is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his peaceful human rights activism.

September 30, 2014

Iranian physicist Omid Kokabee, serving a 10-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is suffering from a number of health problems exacerbated by the poor conditions in which he is held. He is a pri...