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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October 9, 2014

Former prisoner of conscience Arash Sadeghi has been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison since 6 September. He is believed to be in solitary confinement without access to a lawyer. He has yet to be charge...

October 9, 2014

At least 26 people have been detained in Beijing for showing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Thirteen people have been accused of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble".

October 8, 2014

Detained Egyptian-American national Mohamed Soltan was hospitalized on 7 October after his health deteriorated dramatically following an eight-month wet hunger strike.

October 7, 2014

Indian activist Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike since Nov. 2000 to demand that the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act be repealed. For the past 14 years she has been under arrest and force-f...