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 5, 2013

Fifty-eight-year-old William Van Poyck, sentenced to death in 1988 for the murder of a prison guard, is due to be executed in Florida on 12 June. Claims persist that he received inadequate legal re...

June 4, 2013

A new law adopted by the Papua New Guinea parliament increases the scope of the death penalty and number of execution methods. concern rises about the fate of at least 10 prisoners under sentence o...

June 4, 2013

The Governor of Florida has until mid-June to decide whether to sign or veto a bill which, at least in part, aims to speed up the pace of executions.