Torture

Norway to prosecute Henry Kissinger

Summons for Criminal Investigation – Henry Kissinger: “We wish to draw your attention to Kissinger´s comprehensive, unparalleled record of serious international crimes and the need for prosecutorial action”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel…

CIA Analyst Ray McGovern – Exclusive Interview Video

In this video acTVism Munich interviews former CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) analyst, Ray McGovern, who talks about his experience in the agency and the reasons that led him to become an activist and outspoken critic of the US government.  The…

Torture rhetoric In 2016 presidential campaign

Veterans For Peace Statement on Torture Rhetoric In 2016 Presidential Campaign Veterans For Peace strongly condemns and denounces the pro-torture rhetoric being used in the 2016 presidential campaign. Recent statements by several presidential candidates, most notably Donald Trump, but also…

All Sides in Syria Killing Thousands of Detainees in Crimes against Humanity, UN Reports

Human Wrongs Watch   Thousands of detainees have been killed while in the custody of the warring parties in Syria over the past four and a half years, with thousands held by the Government beaten to death or dying from…

Humanity and compassion are better ways to resolve conflicts

Constructive intelligence a smarter choice to finding peace in the world. Some maintain that intelligence acquired by the U.S. government, with methods ranging from torture to collection of Americans’ phone data, is necessary to prevent another 9/11. But let’s be…

‘Torture Can Never Be Used to Fight Terrorism’

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has renewed his call for Member States to repudiate the use of torture amid the international community’s ongoing fight against terrorism and provide victims of the inhumane practice with support critical in…

Bush & Cheney Should Be Charged with War Crimes Says Col. Wilkerson, Former Aide to Colin Powell

Calls are increasing for the prosecution of George W. Bush administration officials tied to the CIA torture program. On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch called on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor…

Torture is never about information, but social control

On International Human Rights Day, the situation is dire. Surprise! The Report on torture by the CIA has revealed torture does not work! According to Democracy Now! “Senate Report Details U.S. Torture at Secret Prisons; Embassy Security Heightened Ahead of…

‘There Is a Clear Connection between Torture, Ill-treatment and Corruption’ – UN Rights Expert

Human Wrongs Watch The incidences of torture and ill-treatment around the world have not been diminishing and the need for effective prevention is “as great as it ever has been,” a United Nations human rights expert on 21 October 2014…

European Human Rights Court Issues 1st-Ever Ruling on CIA Torture Program

The European Court of Human Rights has issued the first-ever ruling on the CIA torture and rendition program, confirming the existence of a secret U.S. prison in Poland. Last week, the court found Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by…

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