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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 20, 2016
Former Somalia PM who lost US court battle dies: president
A former Somalia prime minister who lost a long U.S. court battle over accusations of killing and torture has died, President ...
August 04, 2016
American accuses Congo officials of unlawful arrest, torture
An American security contractor is accusing two top-ranking Congolese officials of ordering his detention and torture, ...
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 ...
July 11, 2016
APNewsBreak: Escaped psychiatric patient had planned bombing
A patient accused of torturing a woman to death before escaping from a troubled Washington state psychiatric hospital earlier ...
June 28, 2016
Amnesty Int'l says Mexican women victims of sexual torture
Claudia Medina Tamariz was asleep in her home in the Gulf coast port of Veracruz with her husband when Mexican marines burst ...
June 22, 2016
Psychologists behind CIA interrogation tactics deny torture
The acknowledgement by two former Air Force psychologists that they used waterboarding and other harsh tactics against ...
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 08, 2016
Beating death of homeless man shows crisis in luxe cities
San Francisco police are searching for more suspects in the three-day-long torture of a homeless man who was beaten to death ...
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 31, 2016
Canadian charged with torture, mutilation in killing partner
A Canadian man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of torturing, mutilating and killing a girlfriend whose bloodless body ...
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 12, 2016
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
A federal appeals court on Thursday explored the question of who was in charge, the U.S. military or civilian interrogators, ...
May 10, 2016
In Mexico missing students case, suspects allege torture
Within weeks of the September 2014 disappearance of 43 college students, Mexican authorities had rounded up scores of ...
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 ...
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, ...