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Acts of torture
April 28, 2016
Local groups blame Mali military for deaths in central Mali
Local rights groups in Mali warn that the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group ...
April 27, 2016
UN office 'concerned' over Mexico missing students case
A U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday that it is troubled by a group of international experts' complaints of obstacles ...
April 25, 2016
Parents of missing Mexican students slam government probe
The parents of 43 missing students who disappeared in September 2014 accused Mexico's government on Monday of lying to them, ...
April 24, 2016
Report: Mexican police tortured suspects in students' case
There is strong evidence that Mexican police tortured some of the key suspects arrested in the disappearance of 43 students, ...
April 16, 2016
Mexico's defense secretary apologizes for torture incident
Mexico's defense secretary formally apologized to the country Saturday for a video-recorded incident of torture involving two ...
April 13, 2016
US cites global governance crisis for declining human rights
The Obama administration is blaming a global crisis in governance as well as atrocities committed by non-state actors for a ...
April 09, 2016
Man in torture-death case who fled hospital caught by police
A man who escaped from a Washington state psychiatric hospital where he was held after being found too mentally ill to face ...
April 07, 2016
Man accused of torture killing escapes psychiatric hospital
A man accused of torturing a woman to death but found too mentally ill for trial was on the loose Thursday after crawling out ...
April 05, 2016
Egypt tries to shut down center that treats torture victims
Egyptian authorities tried to shut down Egypt's main NGO treating torture victims on Tuesday for the second time, but its ...
March 13, 2016
Egypt media says country is facing Euro-Islamist conspiracy
Egyptian media and lawmakers have accused the Muslim Brotherhood of bribing European Parliament members to adopt a resolution ...
March 11, 2016
Authorities re-arrest freed Sierra Leone war crimes convict
Authorities have re-arrested a former leader of a militia accused of torturing and mutilating civilians during Sierra Leone's ...
March 10, 2016
8 men sentenced to 3 years in jail for enslaving fishermen
Five Thai fishing boat captains and three Indonesians were sentenced Thursday to three years in jail for human trafficking ...
February 29, 2016
CAN THEY DO THAT? Trump favors torture that's illegal
Tough talk about torture is a guaranteed applause line for Donald Trump on the GOP presidential stump. Trump has repeatedly ...
February 24, 2016
Israel rights groups: Dozens of Palestinians detained abused
Dozens of Palestinian detainees at an Israeli detention facility have been subjected to mistreatment, and in some cases ...
February 17, 2016
Man pleads guilty, faces death penalty in Vegas girl slaying
A man jailed for four years awaiting a death penalty trial has taken the unusual step of pleading guilty to capital murder ...
February 13, 2016
Recaptured jail inmate says he never intended to harm anyone
The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during ...
February 11, 2016
Final arguments wrapped in Habre trial; verdict in May
The lawyers for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre closed their final statements Thursday by dismissing the credibility of ...
February 09, 2016
South Africa to prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder
The body of a young anti-apartheid activist who was kidnapped and tortured in 1983 by South African police has never been ...
February 04, 2016
Tortured Italian student died 'slow death': Egypt official
The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns ...
February 02, 2016
Recaptured jail fugitive's torture trial delayed
An inmate who led authorities on an eight-day manhunt after escaping from an Orange County jail got his trial on kidnapping ...