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Attorney: Armenian oppositionist tortured by police, held as reprisal for father’s position - News | ArmeniaNow.com

Attorney: Armenian oppositionist tortured by police, held as reprisal for father’s position - News | ArmeniaNow.com | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

A lawyer for an imprisoned oppositionist says his client has suffered torture at the hands of police, forcing him to make false confessions, and that he is being held as a political vendetta.

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Night raids, prison control stymie US-Afghan deal

* Karzai wants night raids on homes stopped* Washington worries about human rights in Afghan jails By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - A U.S.-Afghan strategicpartnership agreement is being...
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Mexico: La CDHDF tiene en proceso 181 expedientes por casos de tortura

Mexico: La CDHDF tiene en proceso 181 expedientes por casos de tortura | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
La CDHDF tiene en proceso 181 expedientes por casos de tortura mismos que podrian derivar en nuevas Recomendaciones para el gobierno capitalino.
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ICC says to investigate two to six actors in Ivorian war | Reuters

ICC says to investigate two to six actors in Ivorian war | Reuters | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - An International Criminal Court investigation into Ivory Coast's post-election conflict will focus on two to six people thought most responsible for atrocities, the prosecutor said (ICC says to investigate two to six actors in ...

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Elderly #Shiite 'beaten to death' by #Bahrain police

Elderly #Shiite 'beaten to death' by #Bahrain police | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

DUBAI — The elderly father of the second in command of Bahrain's largest Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq died of his injuries on Thursday after riot police attacked him a day earlier, the organisation said.


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Argentine Abused by Dictatorship Tells Her Harrowing Story in Indonesia | The Jakarta Globe

Patricia Isasa has been fighting for more than three decades to bring justice to her native Argentina. In the course of her crusade, she has helped put six officials who committed untold crimes against her behind bars for life.
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Call for investigation of alleged torture of detained journalist - IFEX

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Call for investigation of alleged torture of detained journalist - IFEX...
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More Testimonies for Tortured Bahraini Women (Video)

From Bahrain, in another report by Al-Manar TV channel, more Bahraini women tell about the torture they were exposed to during custody.

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Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley served subpoena in police torture case | abc7chicago.com

Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley served subpoena in police torture case | abc7chicago.com | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
It appears former Chicago mayor Richard Daley will be deposed by attorneys representing an alleged victim of police torture.
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Canada: Watchdogs fear prisoner abuse as Conservative crime bill hands guards more power

Canada: Watchdogs fear prisoner abuse as Conservative crime bill hands guards more power | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
New legislation puts decisions on use of force and access to rehab programs largely at discretion of prison guards...
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Tajik NGO Coalition against Torture urges probe into death of Shodiyev | Tajikistan News-NA «Asia-Plus»

Tajik NGO Coalition against Torture urges probe into death of Shodiyev | Tajikistan News-NA «Asia-Plus» | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

DUSHANBE, November 3, 2011, Asia-Plus -- The NGO Coalition against Torture released a statement on November 3, in which it urges the authorities to investigate Bahromiddin Shodiyev’s death.

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Syria's brutal regime exposed: 'torture and detention is systematic' - video

Syrian activists give personal accounts of how government forces have attempted to quash the Arab Spring uprising using violent tactics - including torture, detention and beatings...
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Joint motion for a resolution on Bahrain - RC-B7-0541/2011

Joint motion for a resolution on Bahrain - RC-B7-0541/2011 | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
RT @SAIDYOUSIF: calls on #Bahraini authorities to accept the requested visit by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights http://t.co/aeVj82Du”...
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The United Nations | COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE BEGINS EXAMINATION OF REPORT OF GERMANY

The Committee against Torture this morning began its consideration of the fifth periodic report submitted by Germany on how it implements the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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Custodial torture on pipe bomber? - Video | The Times of India

Watch Custodial torture on pipe bomber? video online at Times of India. View free 

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Direitos Humanos denuncia violência policial com indícios de tortura

O Centro de Direitos Humanos “Dom Máximo Biennès”, em Cáceres, denunciou suposto caso de violência policial, com indícios de tortura, praticado contra o carpinteiro Gilson Martins de Brito, 35 anos, na cidade de Porto Esperidião, região Oeste do Estado.

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#Bahrain: Reports of Military #Personnel #Tortured, Imprisoned, and Killed by #Regime

#Bahrain: Reports of Military #Personnel #Tortured, Imprisoned, and Killed by #Regime | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

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Fearful Syrians seek medical care in Jordan - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Many forced to cross border for care amid claims of security forces torturing casualties of uprising in hospitals.
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At Abu Ghraib, Ambivalence on America’s Departure

At Abu Ghraib, Ambivalence on America’s Departure | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Despite the legacy of the torture scandal at the Abu Ghraib prison, some there are ambivalent about the imminent departure of American troops.
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Torture inside and outside of conflict - AlertNet

Torture inside and outside of conflict - AlertNet | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

In conflict situations, regimes apply solitary confinement as a central feature of a policy of forced disappearances, says author, Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

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The United Nations in the Heart of Europe | News & Media | COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE BEGINS EXAMINATION OF REPORT OF PARAGUAY

The Committee against Torture this morning began its consideration of the combined fourth to sixth periodic reports submitted by Paraguay on how it implements the provisions of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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UN torture expert to launch new human rights book at Amnesty event

UN torture expert to launch new human rights book at Amnesty event | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

The United Nations expert on combating torture - Juan Mendez - will launch his new book on human rights at a special event at the east London headquarters of Amnesty International UK on Monday 14 November.

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Photos News From Wamena: New and disturbing evidence of torture against civilians has emerged in West Papua

Photos News From Wamena: New and disturbing evidence of torture against civilians has emerged in West Papua | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

Indonesian soldiers from the Kurulu Battalion KOSRAT 755 raided a peaceful gathering of village elders in the highland village of Umpagalo, close to Wamena. Machine gun fire filed the village, leaving villagers in a state of panic.

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BURMA: War rape reports continue unabated as government denies accounts | Women News Network

BURMA: War rape reports continue unabated as government denies accounts | Women News Network | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

(WNN) NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: On a cold January day in 2001, 18 year old Naang Yin (all names in this story have been changed to protect identities), daughter of two shopkeepers in the Shan State of Burma, went to a military camp set up by the Burmese troops to buy some basic provisions at a cheaper price for her parents’ shop. She returned home four days later. Imprisoned by eleven men of the Burmese army where she was gang-raped at the camp and told to stay quiet.

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Arms sales to Bahrain under the scanner - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

As Bahrain's human rights record is probed, the US backs down from a proposed weapons deal with the troubled Gulf state.
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