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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January 14, 2015

Saleh al-Mulla was released on bail on 11 January. He was charged for tweets deemed insulting to the Amir of Kuwait and the visiting President of Egypt. His next court hearing is due on 15 February...

January 13, 2015

Saudi Arabian human rights defender and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair has had his sentence upheld upon appeal and will be serving the full 15 years in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience.

January 13, 2015

Dr Amer al-Shawa is being held in an unknown location with no access to his family or a lawyer of his choosing in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance.

January 9, 2015

Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi was publicly flogged on 9 January in front of the al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah. He is at risk of receiving the remaining 950 lashes over the coming weeks.