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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July 4, 2014

Andargachew Tsige, a political activist in exile, appears to have been arrested in transit in Yemen on 24 June and forcibly returned to Ethiopia. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment....

July 4, 2014

Human rights activist Latif Hasani has been on hunger strike since 18 May in protest at the treatment of political prisoners in Iran. He is a prisoner of conscience who must be released immediately...

July 3, 2014

Military police in São Paulo attempted to block a public assembly gathered to discuss and protest against police abuses. Several protesters, including lawyers, were arbitrary arrested and assaulted...

June 23, 2014

A leader of a community-based organization was arrested on 17 June and reportedly beaten and threatened while in custody. He has been denied access to his lawyer and is at risk of ill-treatment....