Torture

Police allegedly torture 23 year old man to death in Rawalpindi

A 23-year-old man, identified as Rehan, was reportedly tortured to death in police custody in rawalpindi .<p>The family of the deceased claim that he …

Crime

Two suspects arrested in faeces 'torture' case

The son and wife of a plot owner in Endicott near Springs have been arrested for allegedly forcing a man to drink faeces.

Crime

eNCA | Libyan authorities arrest smugglers for torture of Sudanese migrants

The Libyan Herald reported on Wednesday that authorities arrested the group in an area 130 km south of former leader Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown of …

Africa

California captivity case: Turpin children faced 'torture'

Captain Greg Fellows says three of the 13 siblings were found shackled after one girl escaped the Turpin family home in Perris, California.

World News

Breaking the Silence of Torture Survivors: A Psychologist’s Critical Role

<i>Across the planet — every day — men, women, and even children are subjected<br>to the psychological and physical horrors of torture. Dr. Sana Hamzeh, an</i> …

Kidnapped woman freed after 10 years of torture in Italy basement

A woman who endured more than a decade of horrific torture, rape and even gave birth to her captor's children while imprisoned in a basement, has …

Crime

U.N. seeks report from Myanmar on rapes, deaths of Rohingya women

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations women's rights panel called on Myanmar on Tuesday to report within six months on rapes and sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls by its security forces in northern Rakhine state and measures taken to punish soldiers.<p>The U.N. Committee on the …

World News

Charge laid against B.C. man in alleged cat torture - Surrey Now-Leader

Charges have been laid against a Duncan man accused of taking part in the torture of a cat, then sharing the photos and video of the incident with …

Crime

Ex-Gitmo captive set to sue Canada for $50 million for alleged complicity in torture - Surrey Now-Leader

An Algerian man is set to sue the federal government for the abuses he says he suffered at the hands of American security forces after he left Canada …

Guantanamo Bay

Do some people handle break-ups better? A psychologist explains

They say it takes six months to get over a break-up. But some people seem to 'rebound' within weeks, days or even hours.Does that mean they're more …

Self-help

Rwanda's Unlawful Military Detention, Torture - HRW

HRW, 10 October 2017<p>Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and …

Rwanda

Egypt 'escalates LGBT crackdown' after rainbow flag display

<b>Egyptian authorities have arrested at least 22 people in the past four days as part of a campaign against LGBT people, Amnesty International says.</b><p>Thirty-two men and one woman have now been detained since rainbow flags were displayed at a pop concert in Cairo last month, according to activists.<p>Anal …

World News

Egypt blocks Human Rights Watch website

Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just a day after the organisation released a report on systematic torture in the country's jails.<p>The report, titled "We Do Unreasonable Things Here" and based on the accounts of 19 former detainees and the family of another, claimed Egyptian …

Middle East

Jury to rule on whether the CIA's torture architects will stand trial for killing and maiming

Psychologist James Mitchell is the self-described "architect" of the CIA's torture program (a consulting gig that netted him a cool $80m at taxpayer …

Cory Doctorow

Two weasels wrestling in a tub of jello made with toxic waste

I actually listened to Sam Harris’s interview with Scott Adams — with only half an ear, admittedly, while I was doing other things. I will say …

Italy finally makes torture illegal

Rome signed the UN Convention Against Torture in 1984 but had never transferred it into national legislation.<p>Lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill …

Italy

Activist detained in Bahrain at 'high risk of torture'

Two UK-based rights groups say that a female activist in Bahrain is at "serious risk of torture" after being detained by authorities in the country, more than a month after she claimed to have been beaten and sexually assaulted during a previous arrest.<p>Amnesty International and the Bahrain Centre …

Middle East

After-school staffer facing charges for alleged ‘torture’ closet

A former after-school care counselor faces a child-endangerment charge for his alleged role in the jamming of a 6-year-old boy into a closet “torture …

New York City

WH considering making CIA torture report private

The White House has started sending copies of a 6,700-page report from 2014, that outlines the CIA's interrogation and torture techniques, to …

U.S. Politics

UK police arrest woman over alleged torture during Liberia civil war

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Thursday they had arrested a woman in London on suspicion of torture during the civil war in Liberia more than 25 years ago.<p>The 51-year-old was arrested in the east of the capital and searches were being carried out at two addresses in east London and …

World News

Woman arrested in Liberia torture probe

<b>A woman has been arrested on suspicion of torture during the first Liberian civil war.</b><p>Police said the suspect was detained in relation to atrocities committed in the west African country between 1989 and 1993.<p>The 51-year-old suspect was arrested in east London at 07:00 BST on Thursday. A second …

West Africa

Photojournalist reveals graphic images of torture and execution by Iraqi troops Video

Elite Iraqi unit was praised by U.S. military officials for helping lead the fight against ISIS.

Photojournalism

Fearing Torture or Death, Gay Men Flee Chechnya for Moscow

"If my family knew that I was gay, they would have killed me long ago," an anonymous gay man from the Russian province explained to <i>AFP</i>.

Russia

Open thread for night owls: As Trump slashes science budget, already-approved grants are put on hold

Science

Palestinians slam Israel for refusing talks with hunger strikers

| <b>Published —</b> Thursday 20 April 2017<p>Palestinian Authority official Issa Qaraqe, center, speaks on the large number of Palestinians staging hunger …

Israel

UN says watching Palestinian prisoner hunger strike closely

UNITED NATIONS, United States — The United Nations on Tuesday said it was following closely a hunger strike by more than 1,000 Palestinian security …

Israel

700 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel declare mass hunger strike

700 Palestinian prisoners currently held in Israel announced the start of a indefinite hunger strike in prisons on Sunday, according to a statement …

Hunger Strike

Newly declassified CIA materials reveal: Americans hardly knew any Israeli secrets

According to a legend believed by the public and even in the governments security branches, the Americans know – or can know – everything about …

Conspiracies

Open thread for night owls: When will media quit treating ex-CIA chief Hayden as arbiter of truth?

Satire

Iran-Aligned Putschists Run 480 Undisclosed Torture, Detention Centers in Yemen - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive

Aden – Disregarding human rights and violating international law, putschists in Yemen have reportedly been running 480 undisclosed prison facilities …

Middle East