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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February 28, 2014

Siveen Juma Kindi, a Kurdish postal worker in Syria, was subjected to enforced disappearance in the northern city of Qamishly, on 13 March 2012. He has not been heard from since then.

February 24, 2014

Legislation on terrorism and disorder being discussed in Brazilian Congress threatens freedom of expression and the right to assemble. The new “crimes” could be used to criminalize protesters.

February 24, 2014

Iranian engineer Rouhollah Tavana is at risk of execution, as the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence this month. He was sentenced to death in 2013 for charges including “insulting the Prophet”...

February 21, 2014

Iranian graduate student Hamid Babaei, serving a six-year sentence for “acting against national security by communicating with hostile governments.” His wife is also at risk of arrest.