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Syrian regime engages in systematic torture, says report

Syrian regime engages in systematic torture, says report | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Former detainees have described torture methods and locations of detention centres, according to Human Rights Watch...
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Library - Annual Reports

Library - Annual Reports | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
The IRCT Annual Report are available electronically. Use this page to order free hard copy version of the issues.
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Nepal's Central Investigation Bureau Accused of Torture

A man is tortured by the Central Investigation Bureau and threatened that false charges would be brought against him...
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Yemen Opens Investigation into Complaint of Torturing Soldiers by Officials - Yemen Post English Newspaper Online

The Yemeni authorities are investigating a torture complaint by six central security soldiers against senior officials including the former interior minister, Mutahar Al-Masri, the former chief of the central security, Abdul Malik Al-Tayyeb and chief of staff at the central security, Yahya Saleh.

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Bangladesh: Victims Of Custodial Torture Cry For Justice | Scoop News

A news report and an editorial from the New Age, sent by ODHIKAR, forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission
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2,500 Mt Elgon victims of torture to sue state

MORE than 2,500 victims who claim to have been tortured by the military during a security operation in Mt Elgon are now demanding compensation from the government.
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Tale of Tamils tortured in totalitarian Terroristan of Jaffna

Beneath the serene veneer of the haunting landscape of Jaffna lurked the perennial political culture of unrelenting Tamil violence and oppression that deprived a segment of its disadvantaged human beings — euphemistically labelled as “minorities” by the Vellahla overlords – the basic right to walk the earth with dignity.

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Azerbaijan joins cross-regional conference on torture prevention

Employee of the Azerbaijani Ombudsman's Office Vugar Maharramov has participated in a cross-regional conference on torture prevention at the Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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HRW to release map of torture centers in Syria

HRW to release map of torture centers in Syria | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Human Rights Watch (HRW), a New York-based international watchdog dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, is about to release a detailed map of the torture and detention centers in Syria where dissent has been violently crushed by...
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ZUF-NSCN (K) tortured Haochong village leaders: NSCN (I-M) : Nagaland Post

NSCN (I-M) Friday alleged ZUF-NSCN (K) “combine forces” June 28 “tortured” innocent public leaders of Haochong village at Tamenlong district, and asserted it “bewail such brutality”.
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Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - Gulf/Arab World

Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - Gulf/Arab World | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
If the walls of Abu Slim prison could speak, they would tell the horrific tale of two days in 1996 when Muammar Gaddafi’s forces gunned down 1,200 inmates. Those who lived still tremble with the memories of June 28 and 29.
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'Cheat' accuses Bhubaneswar cops of torture - The Times of India

A person accused of cheating on Thursday alleged that he was tortured in Kharavelnagar police station.
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Helping Victims of Torture

Helping Victims of Torture | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
June 26 is 25th anniversary of U.N.convention against Torture...
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Torture complaint against Kazakh exile was not investigated by Maltese police - maltatoday.com.mt

Torture complaint against Kazakh exile was not investigated by Maltese police - maltatoday.com.mt | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

Senior police officer said Maltese police had no jurisdiction to investigate torture claims against Rakhat Aliyev.

 

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Physicians for Human Rights - Psychological Torture in Detention

Physicians for Human Rights: PHR and TASSC International held a briefing at the Capitol entitled “Psychological Torture in Detention” in recognition of Torture Awareness Month.
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Sudan denies using force against protesters as opposition reports torture - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

Sudan denies using force against protesters as opposition reports torture - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
June 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Police authorities in Sudan sought on Saturday to play down their response to the anti-regime protests of yesterday, (...)...
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The harm of solitary confinement in prisons

A push to challenge solitary confinement in prisons.

 

IN 1890, THE U.S. Supreme Court almost declared the practice of solitary confinement in prisons to be unconstitutional.

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Zambia:Police detain two journalists; erase footage of torture victim from TV camera | The Zimbabwean

On Thursday, 21 June 2012, members of the Zambia Police Service detained two journalists from privately-owned Muvi TV reporter and the state-owned Times of Zambia newspaper.
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Tortured overseas, still tormented in San Diego

Tortured overseas, still tormented in San Diego | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Nearly a decade after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, many of those who fled the ensuing chaos and landed in San Diego County are tormented by what happened -- and struggling to adjust to life here.
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CPR Calls for An Int'l Investigation into Death of Palestinian Prisoners

Human rights organization said that the Palestinian detainees in occupation prisons are suffering from physical and psychological torture, where they face more than seventy-five methods of torture used by the occupation under inhumane conditions in the detention centers.

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allAfrica.com: Liberia: EU Talks Tough Against Torture

The European Union Delegation to Liberia has released a statement in Monrovia, reflecting a policy declaration by its High Representative, Catherine Ashton, against all forms and acts of torture

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Torture in custody: Medical exam documents torture on three men – The Express Tribune

Torture in custody: Medical exam documents torture on three men – The Express Tribune | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Hafiza­bad City police says they were detain­ed for questi­oning about a missin­g cousin who is accuse­d of festiv­e firing.
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International Day: Legislation on torture in custody sought – The Express Tribune

International Day: Legislation on torture in custody sought – The Express Tribune | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Speake­rs say legisl­ation should prohib­it detent­ions and tortur­e by securi­ty agenci­es in the name of nation­al securi­ty.
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Government told to ratify anti-torture protocol | The Jakarta Post

A human rights advocacy body has called on the government to sign and ratify an anti-torture protocol in a show of its commitment to fighting all ...
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Those who've endured torture deserve our respect

Right here in Minnesota are people who have experienced the worst humanity has to offer.
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