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Acts of torture
August 23, 2016
Thai military court rejects torture allegation in bomb trial
A Thai military court on Tuesday rejected allegations by two Uighur defendants that they were tortured in custody to confess ...
August 02, 2016
Turkey slams Amnesty over report alleging torture
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed Amnesty International for a report alleging that some people ...
July 29, 2016
Tribunal orders Chad ex-ruler to pay millions to victims
A tribunal ordered Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre on Friday to pay more than 4,700 victims at least $17,000 each for abuses ...
June 30, 2016
UN court upholds convictions, sentences of 2 Bosnian Serbs
A United Nations war crimes court has rejected the appeals of two senior Bosnian Serbs against their convictions for playing ...
June 30, 2016
Italy Senate hits back at Egypt over slain student
Egypt on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with a vote by Italy's Senate to stop providing free spare parts for its F-16, ...
June 23, 2016
Hijacker says he saw killed Italian student in Egypt prison
An Egyptian hijacker who's fighting his extradition accused Egypt's military-backed government of torturing and killing an ...
June 14, 2016
AP Interview: Chinese lawyer not giving up despite torture
One of China's best-known dissident lawyers said his newly launched memoir is his latest act of resistance to show he has not ...
June 06, 2016
Burundi journalist arrested, feared tortured, radio says
A Burundian journalist has been arrested by the country's National Intelligence Service, and some fear he is being tortured, ...
June 02, 2016
Pakistan: 2 held for killing woman who refused marriage
Pakistani police said Thursday that they had arrested two suspects and were continuing their search for five men who tortured ...
May 30, 2016
Chad's ex-dictator convicted, sentenced to life for abuses
Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty Monday of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes ...
May 29, 2016
Verdict expected in landmark trial of ex-Chad dictator
Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre.
May 17, 2016
Chile to request US extradite 3 in killing of UN diplomat
The Chilean Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will ask the United States to extradite three former secret police agents ...
May 13, 2016
UN panel against torture flags 'excessive force' by Israel
A U.N. panel against torture on Friday expressed concerns about allegations of "excessive use of force," including deadly ...
May 13, 2016
Turkey: 8 soldiers dead in clash with PKK, helicopter crash
Eight Turkish military personnel have died in combat with Kurdish rebels and in a subsequent helicopter crash near the ...
May 07, 2016
Cairo court expels diplomats from hearing on Regeni adviser
An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday extended the investigative detention by 15 days of a rights campaigner who had been ...
May 02, 2016
Killing of 5 Egyptians deepens mystery over Italian's death
It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of ...
April 28, 2016
Egypt tries to divert eyes to citizen who died in London
Under scrutiny in Europe over its handling of investigations into the torture death of an Italian student in Cairo, Egyptian ...
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 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 ...
April 03, 2016
Egypt editor warns of break in ties with Italy over student
The editor of Egypt's top state newspaper called on authorities on Sunday to seriously deal with the case of an Italian ...