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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September 13, 2013

Luis Rafael Escobar Ugas, a Venezuelan human rights activist, has been in detention since March for participating in a protest. He has been tortured and threatened and has not received necessary me...

September 13, 2013

Journalist and human rights activist Prashant Rahi was arrested on 1 September 2013 on suspicion of having links with a banned organization. He is being held in police custody in Aheri, Maharashtra...

September 13, 2013

Cuban activist Iván Fernández Depestre was arrested on 30 July during a peaceful march, and has been on hunger strike since. He was sentenced on 2 August to three years imprisonment on politically...

September 9, 2013

Bangladeshi opposition activist Anwarul Islam Masum, who is understood to have been taken from his home in Rajshahi by police officers on April 4, has been released.