Topic: Torture

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NHRC to Probe Allegations of Custodial Torture of Undertrials Accused in Terror Cases

The NHRC is responding to a petition filed family members of the undertrials and civil society groups, alleging custodial torture and harassment. The post NHRC...   [ continue reading...]

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Exclusive: Dilma Rousseff on Her Ouster, Brazil's Political Crisis & Fighting Dictatorship

As Brazil is engulfed by a political crisis, we are joined in studio for an extended exclusive interview by Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff, who was im...   [ continue reading...]

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Fascists Seek Personal Growth and Forgiveness in Two Films

Two new documentaries screened at this year's Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival each profile a right-wing European militant coming to...   [ continue reading...]

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Yemen: Ramadan an Opportunity for Detainees

Expand A Houthi fighter checks a van at a checkpoint on a street in Yemen's capital Sanaa...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan: Internet Crackdown Intensifies

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'We Have an Obligation to Speak About Donald Trump's Mental Health Issues... Our Survival as a Species May Be at Stake'

"Malignant reality is taking hold" in American politics, says psychiatrist Bandy Lee, who held a conference on Trump's mental health. President Donald Tru...   [ continue reading...]

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Prosecutors Race to Keep Notorious Angel-of-Death Behind Bars

Peter Elkind, special to ProPublica, This story was co-published with Texas Monthly. Updated (May. 25, 2017):Immediately after indicting...   [ continue reading...]

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Saudi Arabia: Counterterrorism Apparatus Targets Rights Activists

(Beirut) – A United Nations official who recently visited Saudi Arabia has criticized the country’s use of its terrorism tribunal and counterterrori...   [ continue reading...]

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Russia: Anti-Gay Purge in Chechnya

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Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses

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Iraqi troops torture and execute civilians in secret videos

ABC News reports: Officers of an elite Iraqi special forces unit, praised by U.S. military commanders earlier this year for its role in fighting ISIS, directed...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Meets the New Leader of the Secular World, Pope Francis

After two days lecturing a collection of head-choppers, dictators, torturers and land thieves, Donald Trump at last met a good guy on Wednesday. Pope Francis di...   [ continue reading...]

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The US Lost Track of a Billion Dollars Worth of Weapons in Iraq—Again

In June 2014, Iraqi forces dropped their weapons, shed their uniforms, and abandoned their posts as ISIS militants stormed into and captured Mosul. More than a...   [ continue reading...]

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I Talked to a Man on Alabama's Death Row. The State Plans to Kill Him Tonight.

Alabama has been trying to put Thomas Arthur to death for more than 30 years. The 75-year-old inmate, who has consistently maintained his innocence for a 1982...   [ continue reading...]

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Philippine President Duterte Summons Ghost of Marcos

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Families Allege Undertrials Accused in Terror Cases Being Tortured, Harassed By Police

Families of alleged members of the banned SIMI say the accused are being tortured, kept in solitary confinement and denied meetings with their lawyers. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

Expand Supporters of Gambian President Adama Barrow, who was inaugurated at the Gambian Em...   [ continue reading...]

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Malignant Normality

The participation of American physicians and psychologists in torture during the Iraq War era became part of an American version of “malignant normality&r...   [ continue reading...]

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New strategies for tackling inequality with human rights

To confront inequality, the Ford Foundation is harnessing the human rights framework to address political and soci...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Georgia still safe for Azerbaijani dissidents?

Georgia has long been an oasis for dissidents from neighbouring Azerbaijan. But with Baku investing in its western...   [ continue reading...]

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