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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June 24, 2014

Lutfillah Tadjik, an asylum-seeker, died on 31 May following an alleged beating by a police officer. Other asylum-seekers who witnessed the assault are now at risk of being returned to Afghanistan....

June 24, 2014

Human rights defender Aminetou Mint El Moctar’s safety is at risk following death threats. No action has been taken by the authorities to ensure her safety and that of her organization.

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....

June 20, 2014

In Algeria and Tunisia, rapists are evading punishment by marrying their teenage victims. In Morocco and Western Sahara, this is thankfully no longer the case. However, the law still fails to adequ...