ICCPR Shadow Report: Criminalizing Political Dissent

Torture, Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment: Criminalizing Dissent in the United States Despite International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

The continued criminalization, imprisonment, and subsequent treatment of political dissenters and other unpopular persons violates the ICCPR’s prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment. Because of their unpopular political views or in retaliation of their assertion of their rights, these individuals are routinely denied regular contact and communication with family and held in closely-monitored isolation units designed to hold terrorists and other high-risk inmates.



Malcolm X Center for Self Determination, National Jericho Movement
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