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Acts of torture
September 06, 2017
Rights group finds 'assembly line' of torture in Egypt
An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has given a "green light" to systematic torture ...
August 14, 2017
Italy OKs ambassador for Cairo, cites murder probe progress
Italy is letting its ambassador take up his post in Cairo, citing on Monday progress by Egypt in the investigation of the ...
July 15, 2017
Chechen leader invokes damnation for gay persecution claims
Chechnya's strongman leader has harshly denounced claims that his southern Russian republic has tortured and even killed gay ...
July 11, 2017
Portugal charges 18 policemen over alleged racist conduct
Authorities in Portugal are bringing charges of torture, assault, providing false statements and other crimes against 18 ...
June 27, 2017
South Africa re-opens apartheid-era case of activist's death
A South African court has re-opened an inquiry into the 1971 death of an anti-apartheid activist whose family believes he was ...
June 26, 2017
Justices turn away appeal in Somali torture case
The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in the case of a Somali farmer who alleges he was tortured by a former Somali military ...
June 08, 2017
Rights group asks Germany to arrest CIA deputy director
A civil rights group is asking German authorities to issue an arrest warrant for the recently appointed deputy director of ...
June 03, 2017
Ex-wife of Liberia's former leader appears on torture charge
The ex-wife of Liberia's former president has appeared in a British court to answer torture charges. Agnes Reeves Taylor ...
June 02, 2017
UK police charge ex-wife of Liberian leader with torture
British police have charged the ex-wife of Liberia's former president with torture offenses. London's Metropolitan Police ...
May 26, 2017
Rights group says Chechen officials humiliated gay detainees
High-level officials in Russia's Chechnya humiliated inmates during visits to detention facilities where gay people were ...
May 25, 2017
Iraqi forces release videos it says counters claims of abuse
An Iraqi Interior Ministry unit accused of abusing civilian detainees while fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul has ...
May 17, 2017
Gay rights supporters demonstrate in Russia's St. Petersburg
About 100 gay rights activists have held a flash-mob demonstration in the Russian city of St. Petersburg to observe ...
May 01, 2017
Gay activists detained in Russia at protest against torture
Russian police have detained several gay rights activists in St. Petersburg during a protest against the reported abuse of ...
April 25, 2017
UN rights expert urges Swiss not to extradite Basque woman
A U.N. human rights expert is calling on Switzerland to reverse its decision to extradite a Basque nationalist to Spain, ...
April 24, 2017
High court won't hear appeal over CIA torture report
The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal seeking to force the CIA to release the full 2014 Senate report about the ...
April 03, 2017
Slain student's parents ask pope to raise case in Egypt
The family of an Italian graduate student tortured to death in Egypt is urging Pope Francis to seek information about the ...
April 02, 2017
Pakistan shrine custodian kills 20 in apparent cult ritual
The custodian of a local shrine and his accomplices murdered 20 devotees after intoxicating them in eastern Punjab province, ...