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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August 6, 2013

John Ferguson, a 65-year-old man with a decades-long history of serious mental illness, was executed in Florida on August 5. He had been on death row for 35 years.

June 24, 2013

Some 117 death row prisoners in Viet Nam face imminent execution when a change in the law comes into effect on 27 June. There are more than 530 prisoners under sentence of death.

June 24, 2013

In what would be the 500th execution in Texas since 1977, Kimberly McCarthy is due to be put to death. Her lawyer is seeking a stay of execution, raising claims of racial discrimination in jury sel...

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...