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Rejecting Torture Is the Right Thing to Do

Peter Maurer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Peter Maurer

Experience shows that the reliance on illegal, immoral, and inhumane interrogation techniques is universally a very poor choice.

Salvadoran Families Struggle to Commemorate Their Disappeared

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Jeff Ritterman, MD

1980 was a tragic year for Sofia Hernandez and her family. Government security forces and right wing death squads were terrorizing the rural population of El Salvador. By March, Sofia's family had fled their home in the countryside in hopes of finding safety.

Aid Workers Abducted In Western Afghanistan

AP | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members...

Syria Is Top Priority For Red Cross In 2014 Despite Limited Access

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact

* Many civilians out of reach from Aleppo to southern border * Wounded denied medical care and hospitals under attack * ...

Red Cross To Withdraw Staff From Afghanistan Following Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact

By Dylan Welch KABUL, June 4 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is removing some international staff and ...

Red Cross Delivers Aid To Remaining Civilians In Gaddafi Hometown

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya (AP) - The international Red Cross delivered baby milk, diapers and other humanitarian aid to civilians in Moammar Gadhafi's besieged hom...

Palestinian Prisoners Take Center Stage in Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

As the hunger strike enters its second week, the Palestinian population in the big prison -- the West Bank and Gaza -- is expressing solidarity and support for inmates.

ICRC: Security Situation In Afghanistan Remains Alarming

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday that deteriorating security in Afghanistan has impeded access to ...

Why Torture Is A Moral Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

June 26 was United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In the United States, both human rights and religious organizations had...

Letter From a Naive Peace Activist to an Israeli Naval Officer

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

As a passenger on the upcoming U.S. boat to Gaza, I read with keen interest the New York Times' account last week of Israeli military preparations to confront the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

War Crimes In Libya, Bahrain and Yemen? Maybe, Maybe Not

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Morris Davis

The continued deterioration of conditions on the ground in Libya, Bahrain, and Yemen has led to increased discussion of war crimes and the potential consequences.

Justice Remains Elusive for Many at U.S. Prison in Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

As the war in Afghanistan drags into its tenth year, the United States doesn't need more martyrs. It does need to do a much better job of winning regional support for its mission. Sending innocent prisoners home would be a good start.

Afghanistan Conditions At Their Worst For Red Cross

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The International Committee of the Red Cross, which usually seeks to avoid the public eye, held a rare news conference here on Wednesday to express de...

Afghanistan Situation At Its Worst In Thirty Years, Says Red Cross

Reuters | Jonathon Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. review of President Barack Obama's Afghan war strategy has identified areas of important progress, the White House said, with the decision a ...

Reality Check: Understanding the Mujahedin-e Khalq

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

There has not been a single credible and independently verifiable finding that the MEK ever targeted any civilians or non-combatants. This is why the Iranian mullahs have fabricated cases against it.

Red Cross Teaches First Aid To Taliban

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The international Red Cross said Wednesday it would continue giving first aid training and kits to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, des...

Diapering: New Torture Technique Revealed By Report

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In order to learn more about the mysterious "prolonged diapering" technique formerly employed by the CIA -- possibly the technique nebulously referred...

A Tragic Misdiagnosis: The Continued Suffering of Civilians Amongst Victory Celebrations in Sri Lanka

Nimmi Gowrinathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nimmi Gowrinathan

The abuses of the past few months have left deep wounds that empty promises alone cannot heal; awareness does not always translate into action.

After US Strikes, Afghans Describe "Tractor Trailers Full of Pieces of Human Bodies"

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

As rage spreads in Afghanistan after US bombing that killed up to 130 people, unnamed Pentagon officials are spinning another cover-up. Defiant Obama moves ahead with troop increase.

Rebels Threaten To Behead Red Cross Worker In Philippines

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, March 18 (Reuters) - The leader of an Islamist rebel group which kidnapped three Red Cross officers in the southern Philippines threatened on ...

Suicide attack kills 4 US soldiers in Mosul

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. patrol in northern Iraq on Monday, killing four American soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter in the d...

Sri Lanka: Mob Stones Red Cross Office

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The main office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was stoned by a mob today in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Although no one was hurt, the...

Sri Lanka's Last Hospital In War Zone Closes After Fifth Attack

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The last operational hospital in northern Sri Lanka's war zone has been shut down after it was attacked for a fifth time in three days, aid groups say...

Red Cross Accuses Israel Of 'Unacceptable' Delays In Providing Access To Wounded

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The international Red Cross accused Israel on Thursday of "unacceptable" delays in letting rescue workers reach three Gaza City homes h...