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# Torture

This year
# Troubles
Family of man tortured by British military into murder confession awarded £350,000
Liam Holden’s conviction was quashed in 2012 and he received £1 million in damages for the miscarriage of justice.
Last year
# Torture
Argentine ex-policeman jailed for student's disappearance in 1976
Sandoval took part in hundreds of abductions, torture and disappearances committed during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
# Torture
Body of British aid worker held by Russian separatists ‘shows signs of torture’
Paul Urey, 45, was reported to have died in captivity in July.
# Torture
Eleven jailed in the Netherlands over underworld prisons equipped with torture chamber
The case revolved around seven containers found by police almost two years ago in a southern Dutch forest.
# Ukraine
Bodies with hands tied found in Ukraine as Russia shells east
Although Ukraine has retained control of Kharkiv, the city has been repeatedly battered by Moscow’s forces and still faces daily attacks.
All time
# Torture
'They woke us up and made us jump in a well' - Roche reflects on 'Hell Week' before FAI Cup semi-final
The Shankill native joined 17 other Irish celebrities and sportspeople on the TV programme.
# China
Amnesty terms Chinese Uyghur abuses 'crimes against humanity'
The 160-page report by Amnesty International uses the testimony of former detainees to document the abuses.
# Prisons
Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell
The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has published a report on Irish prisons today.
# Torture
European Court of Human Rights rejects request to review its 'Hooded men' ruling
“Whilst today is yet another setback, it is by no means the end,” one of the Hooded men said.
# the hooded men
'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'
The 14 Hooded Men who were interned in the North in 1971 met with Tánaiste Simon Coveney yesterday.
Hooded Men: Can the use of torture by a State be justified?
In legal philosophy, there are two main sides to the torture debate, writes Conor Courtney.
# Torture
Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules
The case involves the alleged torture and ill-treatment of 14 men who were interned in the North in 1971.
# in chains
Teenager who fled Californian house of horrors had been planning escape 'for two years'
David Allen and Louise Anna Turpin are facing 94 years in prison apiece.
# California
Mother 'perplexed' after she and husband arrested over keeping their 13 children 'captive'
The 13 victims at the house in Perris, California ranged in age from two to 29.
# Chechnya
'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men
Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.
# Torture
Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200
The slaves are forced to call their families, and beaten while on the phone, to get money demanded for their freedom.
# Waterboarding
Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland
In documents seen by Channel 4, the Ministry of Defence admitted that they found some claims of torture credible.
# pay for your own wall
Mexico tells Trump: "We will not pay for any wall'
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada also issued an angry riposte to Trump’s wall plan.
# Torture
'My buttocks were raw and oozing pus': Abuse at China's unofficial detention centres
The centres are part of an anti-corruption campaign -and more than 15 officials have reportedly died from abuse.
# Violent Crime
Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"
Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.
# solitary
Nine prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over 12 months
The Irish Prison Service has said the safety of inmates is paramount.
# five years of war
'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison
Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.
# Turkey
Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty
The number of people being detained in the wake of the attempted coup has surged above 13,000.
# Amnesty International
Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'
A new report shows that hundreds of students, political activists and protesters have vanished.
# Torture
'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors
Mexican women have suffered abuse at the hands of police, army and navy forces after their (often unjustified) arrests.
# tpp
Donald Trump compares trade deal to rape
He also called for the return of waterboarding in the fight against Islamic State.
# Ibrahim Halawa
"They hold a man’s arm against the curb and you hear it break when they kick it."
A prison letter from Ibrahim Halawa has detailed the torture he faces on a daily basis.
# direct provision
Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given "special amnesty"
Former judge Bryan McMahon says such a move would be “in the spirit of the ideals of 1916″, but would require “political will”.
# rhetoric
Terror expert says Isis will use Donald Trump videos to recruit members
“It’s irresponsible and it needs to stop.”
# illegal
Appendix M: The little-known 'loophole' to allow torture by US investigators
There is pressure now for it to be removed.
# New York
Irish banker arrested over allegations of torturing roommate's cat
On Saturday the roommate came home to find Lucy damp, missing fur and her foot facing in the wrong direction.
# Waterboarding
Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work
Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”
# China
Lawyer describes being strapped to iron chair and beaten by police
Amnesty International report finds China’s criminal justice system is still heavily reliant on forced confessions obtained through torture and ill-treatment.
# Torture
A British pensioner sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia will be freed
But the ultra conservative country’s bloggers and political activists still face torture and death.
# stress positions
Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods
The American Civil Liberties Union says the song My Love was played along with heavy-metal to break down prisoners.
# Thailand
Men accused of rape and murder of British tourists say that they confessed after being tortured
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed in Thailand last year.
Gerard McKerr, one of the "Hooded Men", has died
Gerard McKerr was 71.
# Torture
Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men's legal team
The men are taking a case against the United Kingdom.
# tortured
This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh
The little dog was spotted by a jockey at the racecourse and brought to a local vet but he could not be saved.
Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see
Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.