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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November 9, 2012

On 17 September, shopkeeper Muhammad Yassin Al Hamwi was released after being acquitted. His acquaintance Abd al-Akram al-Sakka is still detained in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance....

October 23, 2012

Mortar shell survivor Osama al-Habaly has been held incommunicado since his arrest, reportedly by Syrian Military Intelligence. Sources claim he has been tortured, despite life-threatening injuries...

October 19, 2012

Yahia Ka’ake and Badr Ka’ake have been subject to enforced disappearance after arrest at Syrian army checkpoints. Two of their brothers have already been killed by security forces.

September 28, 2012

Maher Fawzi al-Hamoud, was arrested on June 16, and has been held incommunicado ever since. He is believed to have previously been tortured in detention by Syrian security forces.