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More than a dozen years after the attacks of 9/11, it is time to treat government decisions made in the aftermath as history to be debated and learned from. This is especially true of the misguided program of interrogation and torture carried out by
Scott Blackwood, 30, was stabbed, beaten, strangled and tied to a bath before an attempt was made to set him on fire at a flat in Saltcoats. Allan Nicol, 36, and Thomas Moore, 26, were convicted of the murder in July last year and each ordered to
Popular Tags Archives Feeds by Denise Mewbourne Lucas Guilkey, who took this photo, says: Today was a huge day for the prisoner hunger strike movement for human rights. Cars and vans of family members, youth and adult survivors of solitary torture,
Prosecutors today will ask a judge to chemically castrate a 47-year-old Putnam County man found guilty last week of abducting a woman in Daytona Beach, then raping and torturing her at his home. It took just 20 minutes for the jury to reach a verdict
University of Pittsburgh law professor Jules Lobel spoke at the conference about his role as lead counsel in a proposed class action lawsuit against Pelican Bay State Prison in California . Lobel is seeking to represent more than 1,000 prisoners
The deficient justice system permits public punishment of children The social media in Nepal was flooded with a photo share which showed three young boys tied to a bamboo pole on 22 February 2014. Three small boys aged 11 to 14 were caught stealing
Popular Tags Archives Feeds February 24, 2014 by Mutope Duguma and Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa This is a glimpse into torture by prison staff, using any means available, of which solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison in California is only a
Italy's top criminal court has thrown out the convictions of five Italian agents regarding the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as a terror suspect 11 years ago as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program. Italian news reports said that in
Ruch spoke in a two-day regional conference focusing on strengthening the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Western Balkans in preventing torture and fighting hate speech, especially against Roma, which started in Belgrade today.
In a case of torture in police custody, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu to take an appropriate action against the delinquent police officials and pay monetary relief of Rs.