2019-02-14: Social Media Postees

Egypt: Set Independent Torture Inquiry
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-14
Egyptian policemen secure Egypt's national police academy. | © 2015 AP Photo/Amr Nabil | (Beirut) — The Egyptian authorities' failure to end or impartially investigate torture and mistreatment in detention facilities reinforces an urgent need for an independent international inquiry, Human Rights Watch said today. As a party to the United Nations Convention Against Torture, Egypt should also allow the United Nations special rapporteur on torture an…

Australian students endorse rallies to free Julian Assange
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-14
"I'm going, because I believe Assange should be set free and he should be defended. All people should go to the rallies if they believe in democratic rights."

Incarcerated Immigrants Are Being Tortured
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2019-02-13
In El Paso, Texas, not far from where President Trump delivered a speech riddled with falsehoods and jingoism at a pro-wall rally on Tuesday, at least nine Sikh men reportedly fleeing persecution in India have been on hunger strike in an immigration jail known for weeks. | The asylum seekers are protesting their detention and the conditions of the jail, and Immigration and Customs Enfo…

ICE Detainees on Hunger Strike Being Force-Fed Like Those at Guantánamo
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-11
Organizations ranging from the ACLU to Human Rights Watch condemn the practice as "inherently cruel, inhuman, and degrading," writes A. Naomi Paik. Protesters depicting detainees of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) By A. Naomi… Read more ?…

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