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 2, 2013

A 15-year-old boy, Hussain al-Hawaj, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by a Bahraini court on 9 June for participation in a protest, arson and rioting. He is held in Jaw prison for adults....

July 29, 2013

Hassan Mshaima’, one of the 13 jailed prominent Bahraini opposition activists, told his family that he has been denied urgent medical treatment. He is a prisoner of conscience.

July 11, 2013

A 23-year-old man known only as “F.A.” is at risk of execution by the Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip if his appeal against his death sentence is rejected on 21 July. He is said to have signed...

July 11, 2013

Syrian 16-year-old Ahmed Ismael al-‘Akkad should have been brought before a juvenile criminal court in mid-June, but was not presented to court. He has been held incommunicado since 20 November 201...