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 18, 2014

Ibrahim El Sheikh, a leading member of the political opposition in Sudan, has been in detention since 8 June. His health is deteriorating and he is at risk of receiving the death penalty.

August 18, 2014

Civil society leader Sombath Somphone, 62, has not been seen or heard from since 15 December 2012. Please call for the Lao authorities to immediately ensure all steps are taken to locate and return...

July 24, 2014

Iranian prisoner of conscience Arzhang Davoodi, has now been sentenced to death on a new charge of “enmity against God”, in relation to his peaceful political activism and writings.

July 18, 2014

On 25 July Bhekithemba Makhubu, editor of Swaziland’s monthly news magazine The Nation and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were entenced to two years in prison without the possibility of paying...