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 17, 2014

An appeal by eight Bolotnaya protesters will be heard by Moscow City Court on 19 June. All of them are victims of a politically motivated trial. All seven behind bars shall be released.

May 30, 2014

There are grave concerns for two abducted asylum seekers, as it is feared that they have been forcibly returned to Uzbekistan and are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

May 7, 2014

On 6 May, the Taganskii District Court in Moscow quashed an appeal against the authorities’ decision to block the Russian news website Grani.ru.

May 2, 2014

Umid Yakubov, a refugee from Uzbekistan, was abducted on the street in Moscow on 29 April. It is feared that he has been taken to Uzbekistan, where he is at real risk of torture/ill-treatment.