Kiriakou is the only official to be jailed for any reason relating to CIA torture. Supporters say he was unfairly targeted in the Obama administration’s crackdown on government whistleblowers.Read More »
One of the most complex and controversial topics over decades of negotiations between the US and Cuba has been the issue of human rights.Read More »
CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Released from Prison: Read His Final ‘Letter from Loretto’ | The Dissenter
Kiriakou was the first member of the CIA to publicly acknowledge that torture was official US policy under President George W. Bush’s administration.Read More »
Many young women living in Egypt and worldwide today do not know that the rights they enjoy are legally theirs because of the great women who fought for them, like Aziza Hussein.Read More »
If McCain could stomach it, he could have read the report by the UN Commission on Human Rights describing the horrific consequences of that invasion. If McCain could stomach it, he could have read the report by the UN Commission on Human Rights describing the horrific consequences of the brutal 1975 Indonesian invasion of East Timor.Read More »
The recent terrorist attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo generated a now-familiar meme: Another terrorist attack means we need more surveillance.Read More »
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has filed a case at the European Court of Human Rights challenging the UK government on its routine surveillance of journalists’ communications.Read More »
Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison After Reporting on Hacked Private Intelligence Firms | Democracy Now!
Barrett Brown was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty last year to charges of transmitting threats, accessory to a cyber-attack, and obstruction of justice.Read More »
Prosecuting Guatemala’s Dirty War: Rigoberta Menchú Hails Embassy Fire Verdict, Dictator’s Trial | Democracy Now!
In a major victory for human rights activists, a Guatemalan court has returned a guilty verdict in the Spanish Embassy massacre of 1980. Pedro Garcia Arredondo pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and crimes against humanity.Read More »
It’s official: UK arms sales to tyrants take priority over human rights and torture | Stop the War Coalition
The British government's declared concern about the lack of human rights in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain extends no further than the next contract for tanks and grenades.Read More »
Edward Snowden would like everyone – especially his critics – to know that he is happy with life in Russia. Happy, and also sober.Read More »