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Acts of torture
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, ...
March 24, 2017
UN rights council approves fact-finding mission in Myanmar
The U.N.-backed Human Rights Council on Friday approved a resolution by consensus to "dispatch urgently" an international ...
March 18, 2017
Ghanaian jailed in Sicily; migrants say he tortured them
A young man from Ghana has been jailed after migrants told authorities he tortured them while they were in Libya awaiting ...
February 08, 2017
Tanzania to seek German reparations over colonial acts
Tanzania's government is considering legal action to force former colonizer Germany to pay reparations for alleged atrocities ...
January 19, 2017
Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killings
Members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country ...
January 15, 2017
Bahrain executes 3 over police bombing, triggering protests
Bahrain on Sunday carried out its first executions since an Arab Spring uprising rocked the country in 2011, putting to death ...
December 06, 2016
Bosnia arrests 8 Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects
Bosnian police have arrested eight former Bosnian Serb soldiers and policemen suspected of illegally detaining, torturing and ...
December 02, 2016
UN expert says torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup
Sweeping security measures adopted in Turkey after a failed July 15 coup attempt created an environment conducive to the ...