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 9, 2015

Ko Wai Lu has been arbitrarily detained and is facing imprisonment after he provided support to peaceful protesters who are calling on the authorities to resolve their land dispute.

January 9, 2015

Jadia Nofal and Omar al-Sha’ar were released on bail on 17 December.

January 9, 2015

Five jailed dissidents which Amnesty International named prisoners of conscience in 2013 were released between 7 and 8 January. Three remain under conditional release.

January 8, 2015

Human rights defenders Brito Fernando, Phillip Dissanayake and Prasanga Fernando have received death threats against themselves and their families.