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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 7, 2014

Indian activist Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike since Nov. 2000 to demand that the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act be repealed. For the past 14 years she has been under arrest and force-f...

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

The bylaw would criminalize, among other things, same-sex sexual relations and consensual sex outside marriage, punishable by caning.

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.