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Torture is not wrong, it just doesn't work, says former interrogator - Telegraph

Torture is not wrong, it just doesn't work, says former interrogator - Telegraph | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Sitting in the plush New York office he now occupies, Ali Soufan, a former FBI
interrogator, is coy about his intelligence successes, many of them in
Britain, but difficult to stop when he’s on the subject of torture.
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In Sukhum a monument has been set up to the victims of the political repressions of the 1930-40s.

In Sukhum a monument has been set up to the victims of the political repressions of the 1930-40s. | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

The statue is by Zurab Tuzhba. The opening ceremony was attended by President Aleksandr Ankvab, Vice-President Mikhail Logua, Speaker of Parliament Nugzar Ashuba, Prime Minister Leonid Lakerbaja, children and relatives of the repressed, members of the public and school-children.

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Rights group: Hundreds of protesters abducted, tortured in Yemen - CNN.com

More than 200 youth protesters were abducted by the Yemeni government during a march two weeks ago, Yemen's most prominent human rights organization claims. The group also contends that hundreds of youths are being tortured in government custody.
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Ramze Shihab Ahmed: Tortured Briton facing jail « Protect The Human

Ramze Shihab Ahmed: Tortured Briton facing jail « Protect The Human | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

Dual Iraqi-British national Ramze Shihab Ahmed, 69, was detained in Iraq on 7 December 2009 and held for over a year without charge.

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Video: KTH: The truth about torture in Syria – Anderson Cooper 360 - CNN.com Blogs

Syria's president says his government isn't targeting its people.

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Bahrain rights probe head says torture systematic

Bahrain rights probe head says torture systematic | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Tuesday it would push ahead with parliamentary reforms it hopes will end unrest in the Gulf Arab country in an announcement that came a day after the head of a rights commission said he had found evidence of...
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Essam Atta's mother: I know my son was tortured | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt

Ineam Atta, whose son Essam was incarcerated in the infamous Tora prison and died in a hospital last week, gave her testimony to the public prosecution Tuesday, saying that her son was tortured.
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Judge: Daley can be sued over alleged torture by police - Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES/NBC5 REPORT: For the second time in four months a federal court judge has ruled former Mayor Richard M. Daley can be sued in an ongoing legal battle over allegations of police torture.
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Physicians for Human Rights - Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Abdullah Eisa Delivers Lecture at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health

Physicians for Human Rights - Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Abdullah Eisa Delivers Lecture at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Physicians for Human Rights: On September 22, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Abdullah Eisa, Sudan Program Fellow at PHR, delivered a lecture titled “Human Rights and Health” at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health in Brooklyn, New York.
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Russian TV Yanks Torture Report

Russian TV Yanks Torture Report | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Viewers in the Russian Far East this week saw a surprisingly hard-hitting news report about alleged human rights abuses in Chechnya. Normally, heavily state-controlled Russian television depicts th...
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Canadian fears death in Bahrain prison - Ottawa - CBC News

Canadian fears death in Bahrain prison - Ottawa - CBC News | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
A Canadian who says he was tortured while detained in a Bahrain prison fears he will die in custody when he returns there this week to begin serving a five-year sentence.
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Rights groups call for independent probe into alleged torture victim's death

CAIRO: Human rights groups called on authorities to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of Tora prisoner Essam Atta earlier this week, urging a transparent investigation into the incident and holding accountable whoever is responsible.

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