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Weaponizing Health Workers: How Medical Professionals Were a Top Instrument in U.S. Torture Program

<b>AARON MATÉ:</b> Calls are increasing for the prosecution of Bush administration officials tied to the CIA torture program. On Monday, the American Civil …

Did Gitmo “Suicides” Cover Up Murder? U.S. Sgt. Speaks Out on Deaths & Prison’s Secret CIA Site

<b>NERMEEN SHAIKH:</b> Thirteen years ago this month, the United States opened its notorious prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. At its peak, nearly 800 men …

Shamed And Abandoned: The Fate Of Syria’s Former Female Inmates

<i>Women being held in Syria’s government prisons report psychological abuse, sexual assault and torture. But for many, the emotional and physical suffering they experience after their release is even worse.</i><p>When Luna Watfa refused to reveal any information to her interrogators, they took her son, 17, …

Human Rights

The women tweeting for their freedom in Saudi Arabia

JUST WATCHED<p>'I'm a prisoner and my crime is that I'm a Saudi woman'<p>Replay<p>More Videos ...<p>MUST WATCH<p><b>(CNN) —</b><p><i>Editor's note:</i> <i>The names of the women featured in this report have been changed to protect their identities.</i><p>"I'm a dead soul in a living body and I hope that doesn't happen to my little sister," …

Social Media

Eleven things women in Saudi Arabia cannot do

Men and women are segregated in the majority of public spaces in Saudi Arabia, with the Muslim kingdom's religious police ensuring the rules are …

Farkhunda's death - 'turning point' for Afghanistan?

<b>Memorial services are being held for Farkhunda, the Afghan woman brutally killed by a mob last month. The 27-year-old was beaten to death by a crowd of men near a Kabul shrine after being falsely accused of burning the Koran.</b><p>The ceremonies mark the end of the traditional 40-day mourning period.<p>Can …

Afghanistan

Court: Poland culpable for CIA secret prisons | Europe

<b>Haarlem, Netherlands -</b> On July 24, seven judges on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Poland in a landmark case, making it the first European Union country to be held accountable for its involvement in the United States' systematic, extrajudicial detention of suspects, known as …

Britain accused of conniving at torture of Maoists in Nepal's civil war

British authorities have been accused of funding a four-year intelligence operation in Nepal that led to Maoist rebels being arrested, tortured and killed during the country’s civil war.<p>Thomas Bell, the author of a new book on the conflict, says MI6 funded safe houses and provided training in …

5 Interrogation Methods The CIA Used On Terrorism Suspects

The report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA's interrogation techniques after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, details the methods the agency used against terrorism suspects. The report says the techniques were ineffective, a point the agency disputes.<p>And, the report says, "Records do …

Guantánamo Diary exposes brutality of US rendition and torture

Memoir serialised by Guardian tells how Mohamedou Ould Slahi endured savage beatings, death threats and sexual humiliation<p>How a classified manuscript became an extraordinary book<br>• Profile: a chronicler of fear, not despair<br>• Extract: the flight to Guantánamo<p>The groundbreaking memoir of a current …

Stolen Dreams: The Fight to End Child Marriage

Update 7/12: Signs of Change as Gambia, Tanzania Ban Child Marriage<p>The small West African country of Gambia, as well as Tanzania in East Africa, have …

UNICEF: 200 Million Women And Girls Have Suffered Genital Mutilation

Over 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have experienced some form of genital mutilation, according to a new UNICEF report. And if current trends continue, the number of girls cut annually will continue to rise year over year, the U.N. says, since population growth is outstripping efforts …

Female Genital Mutilation

Pakistani woman burns daughter alive for eloping

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A woman in Pakistan burned her 17-year-old daughter alive on Wednesday to punish her for marrying against the family's …

Crime

Listen Carefully, This Is What Rape Culture Sounds Like In America

Two women just explained the insidious nature of rape culture in under three minutes.<p>At the 2014 National Poetry Slam in August, spoken word artists Desireé Dallagiacomo and Mwende Katwiwa (a.k.a FreeQuency) performed the poem "American Rape Culture," and explained how some of the songs we sing …

Amid Super Bowl Human Trafficking Hype, A Reminder That 70% Of Victims Are Sold Online Year-Round

Though some reports point to an uptick in human trafficking around the Super Bowl, experts are increasingly denouncing the statistic as a "myth" that detracts from a reality in which the crime is a problem year-round.<p>And on any given day, that crime is largely happening online. Research suggests …

Forced Sex Camps Train Girls For Child Marriage In Zambia And Mozambique

By Emma Batha<p>CASABLANCA, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls as young as eight in Mozambique and Zambia are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.<p>…

Hate Crimes Against LGBT People Are Sadly Common

The massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday was the worst mass shooting in American history and the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil …