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Burma's military junta accused of torturing and killing ethnic rebels

Burma's military junta accused of torturing and killing ethnic rebels | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
War on Kachin rebels has intensified but gone entirely unnoticed, with abuses overshadowed by drive for political reform...
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Bahrain Said to Use Excessive Force and Torture in Protests

A report released on Wednesday is the most comprehensive document on security force actions during the revolts that have roiled the Arab world.
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Russia: The TV News Story That Slipped by the Censors' for a While

Russia: The TV News Story That Slipped by the Censors' for a While | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A report on torture in Chechnya surprised Russian viewers — in part of the country anyway.
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Inside Assad's Torture Chambers - Syria

Assad continues to refute claims that his government is waging a brutal crackdown. Yet through exclusive interviews, this report exposes the routine and sadistic torture the Syrian military has used on prisoners.

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In an Iranian Prison, Tortured by Solitude

In an Iranian Prison, Tortured by Solitude | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

AT 5:15 p.m. I found myself pacing compulsively back and forth across my 10-foot-by-14-foot cell in Iran’s Evin prison, muttering reassurances to myself and kneading my nervous hands together into one fat fist. “Don’t worry,” I told myself, “this is probably your last day alone, they can’t just let you go crazy in here.”

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Syrian Prisoner Speaks of Torture Regime - IWPR Institute for War & Peace Reporting - P50463

Syrian Prisoner Speaks of Torture Regime - IWPR Institute for War & Peace Reporting - P50463 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

When I was arrested, I was told my crime was tarnishing the reputation of the Syrian regime. In truth, all I was doing was trying to raise awareness of what was happening in Syria - it is important people know what is going on and that they take action.

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