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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November 9, 2012

On 17 September, shopkeeper Muhammad Yassin Al Hamwi was released after being acquitted. His acquaintance Abd al-Akram al-Sakka is still detained in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance....

November 9, 2012

Hundreds are on hunger strike in prisons across Turkey. Lawyers told Amnesty International that prison authorities have denied many hunger strikers access to medical care.

November 8, 2012

Yemeni national Ibrahim bin Mohammad bin Saghir Hassan and Syrian national Jum’a Ali al-Talib may be at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia for drug-related offenses.

November 8, 2012

A Bahraini man had his six-month prison sentence upheld on appeal. Three others are serving four-month prison sentences, all for insulting the King of Bahrain in messages posted on Twitter. They a...