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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December 11, 2014

Ahmad Mshaima’ has been sentenced to one year in prison for publicly insulting the King of Bahrain. He is also being tried in another case, charged with illegal gathering.

December 11, 2014

Rafael Marques de Morais, a well-known journalist and human rights defender in Angola, is facing trial for defamation because he exposed alleged human rights abuses in his country.

December 10, 2014

Jailed Al Jazeera media workers’ appeal before Egypt’s highest court is scheduled for 1 January 2015. All three men are prisoners of conscience, convicted on trumped-up charges.

December 9, 2014

Jason Rezaian has spent six months in solitary confinement. He has had no access to a lawyer, but was brought to court for the first time on 6 December. He is a prisoner of conscience.