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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June 11, 2013

Osama Jamal ‘Abdallah Mahdi was sentenced to death in December 2011 after an unfair trial. His “confession”, allegedly obtained under torture, was admitted as evidence against him.

June 10, 2013

Three ethnic Uzbeks are at risk of being extradited from Russia to Kyrgyzstan, where they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

June 7, 2013

Opposition activist Ahmed Douma has been sentenced to six months in prison for “insulting the President". He is in prison, despite being granted bail pending his appeal.

June 6, 2013
Disappearances-whether abductions by criminal gangs or enforced disappearances involving public officials is shocking. There is impunity, people at risk and the fate of thousands of victims unknown.