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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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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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DR Congo: Arrest Candidate Wanted for Mass Rape | Human Rights Watch

DR Congo: Arrest Candidate Wanted for Mass Rape | Human Rights Watch | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
(Kinshasa) – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately arrest an armed group leader running for political office who is wanted for crimes against humanity, including mass rape, Human Rights Watch said today.
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The United Nations | COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE BEGINS EXAMINATION OF REPORT OF DJIBOUTI

This is the official Web Site of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
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allAfrica.com: Burkina Faso: Convention contre la torture - 2 jours pour renforcer les capacités des Gsp et Opj

allAfrica.com: Burkina Faso: Convention contre la torture - 2 jours pour renforcer les capacités des Gsp et Opj | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

Dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre de la convention des Nations unies contre la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants que le Burkina Faso a ratifiée, le ministère de la Justice et de la promotion des droits humains a initié les 27 et 28 octobre 2011 à Bobo-Dioulasso, un séminaire de formation au profit des Gardes de sécurité pénitentiaire (GSP) et les Officiers de police judiciaire (OPJ).

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Arab League meets to discuss Syrian plan - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Arab League meets to discuss Syrian plan - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Deadly attacks reported in run-up to expected announcement on regional body's proposals to ease violence in the country.
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What Freedom from Torture means to me: A blog by fundraiser Angela Kirk | www.freedomfromtorture.org

What Freedom from Torture means to me: A blog by fundraiser Angela Kirk | www.freedomfromtorture.org | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
RT @freefromtorture: Angela's inspirational blog: 'People should have a chance to put their torture behind them, it's only civilised' http://t.co/zebF0V1x...
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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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Uganda: Amnesty Puts Govt On Spot Over Human Rights Abuse

Uganda: Amnesty Puts Govt On Spot Over Human Rights Abuse | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

A UK rights group, Amnesty International (AI), will in a report to be released today, criticise the State's brutalisation of civilians and accuse the NRM government of increasing repression.

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COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE BEGINS EXAMINATION OF REPORT OF MOROCCO

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

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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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Syria agrees to Arab League plan - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Syria agrees to Arab League plan - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo announce Damascus's acceptance of proposals aimed at easing protest crackdown.
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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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Israeli doctors 'failing to report torture of Palestinian detainees'

Israeli doctors 'failing to report torture of Palestinian detainees' | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Human rights groups accuse doctors of failing to document signs of torture and returning detainees to interrogators...
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APA - Azerbaijani political prisoners talk about horrors they faced in Iranian prisons – HORRORS OF PRISON

APA - Azerbaijani political prisoners talk about horrors they faced in Iranian prisons – HORRORS OF PRISON | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

“I was made to stand for 18 hours. They didn’t allow me sleeping for days. Iranian regime doesn’t make differences between woman and man. There was a political prisoner, Farida. She also faced tortures.

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Correio Braziliense - Brasil - Ouvidoria vai apurar denúncias de tortura contra presos de Santa Catarina

Representantes da Ouvidoria Nacional de Direitos Humanos chegam a Santa Catarina,...
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Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah accuses army of hijacking revolution

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah accuses army of hijacking revolution | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Letter smuggled out of jail says military were behind protest deaths and little has changed since Hosni Mubarak's rule...
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Norway contributes to rehabilitation of former LTTE cadres : Tamil News Network (TNN)

Norway contributes to rehabilitation of former LTTE cadres : Tamil News Network (TNN) | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it
Norway has joined the international effort aimed at assisting reintegration and reconciliation of former LTTE cadres into society.
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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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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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Nigeria: Group Tasks Jonathan On Inhuman Condition of Citizens in Czech Prisons

Nigeria: Group Tasks Jonathan On Inhuman Condition of Citizens in Czech Prisons | The Fight Against Torture | Scoop.it

An Enugu-based human rights group, Centre For Victims of Extra-Judicial Killing and Torture (CVEKT Africa) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in the situation of over 100 Nigerians in prisons in Czech Republic

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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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