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#Torture

# torture - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell
# Prisons
# Prisons

Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell

Updated Nov 24th 2020, 4:30 PM 37,396 Views 25 Comments

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has published a report on Irish prisons today.

# torture - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

European Court of Human Rights rejects request to review its 'Hooded men' ruling
# Torture
# Torture

European Court of Human Rights rejects request to review its 'Hooded men' ruling

Sep 11th 2018, 4:08 PM 9,569 Views 12 Comments

“Whilst today is yet another setback, it is by no means the end,” one of the Hooded men said.

# torture - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'
# The Hooded Men
# The Hooded Men

'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'

Apr 25th 2018, 6:10 AM 28,254 Views 9 Comments

The 14 Hooded Men who were interned in the North in 1971 met with Tánaiste Simon Coveney yesterday.

# torture - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Hooded Men: Can the use of torture by a State be justified?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hooded Men: Can the use of torture by a State be justified?

Mar 25th 2018, 9:45 AM 13,737 Views 51 Comments

In legal philosophy, there are two main sides to the torture debate, writes Conor Courtney.

# torture - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules
# Torture
# Torture

Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules

Mar 20th 2018, 9:45 AM 34,742 Views 87 Comments

The case involves the alleged torture and ill-treatment of 14 men who were interned in the North in 1971.

# torture - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Teenager who fled Californian house of horrors had been planning escape 'for two years'
# In Chains
# In Chains

Teenager who fled Californian house of horrors had been planning escape 'for two years'

Jan 18th 2018, 9:53 PM 75,761 Views 32 Comments

David Allen and Louise Anna Turpin are facing 94 years in prison apiece.

# torture - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Mother 'perplexed' after she and husband arrested over keeping their 13 children 'captive'
# California
# California

Mother 'perplexed' after she and husband arrested over keeping their 13 children 'captive'

Jan 16th 2018, 6:50 PM 106,829 Views 55 Comments

The 13 victims at the house in Perris, California ranged in age from two to 29.

# torture - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men
# Chechnya
# Chechnya

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men

Jul 16th 2017, 11:13 AM 24,857 Views 92 Comments

Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.

# torture - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200
# Torture
# Torture

Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200

Apr 15th 2017, 4:00 PM 20,522 Views 51 Comments

The slaves are forced to call their families, and beaten while on the phone, to get money demanded for their freedom.

# torture - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland
# Waterboarding
# Waterboarding

Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland

Feb 2nd 2017, 9:23 AM 12,033 Views 54 Comments

In documents seen by Channel 4, the Ministry of Defence admitted that they found some claims of torture credible.

# torture - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Mexico tells Trump: "We will not pay for any wall'
# Pay For Your Own Wall
# Pay For Your Own Wall

Mexico tells Trump: "We will not pay for any wall'

Jan 26th 2017, 7:45 AM 27,430 Views 132 Comments

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada also issued an angry riposte to Trump’s wall plan.

# torture - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'My buttocks were raw and oozing pus': Abuse at China's unofficial detention centres
# Torture
# Torture

'My buttocks were raw and oozing pus': Abuse at China's unofficial detention centres

Dec 11th 2016, 7:30 AM 10,523 Views 5 Comments

The centres are part of an anti-corruption campaign -and more than 15 officials have reportedly died from abuse.

# torture - Monday 14 November, 2016

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"
# Violent Crime
# Violent Crime

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"

Nov 14th 2016, 2:45 PM 13,983 Views 2 Comments

Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.

# torture - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Nine prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over 12 months
# Solitary
# Solitary

Nine prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over 12 months

Oct 30th 2016, 6:20 AM 16,397 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has said the safety of inmates is paramount.

# torture - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison
# Five Years Of War
# Five Years Of War

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison

Aug 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 18,469 Views 100 Comments

Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.

# torture - Monday 25 July, 2016

Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty
# Turkey
# Turkey

Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty

Jul 25th 2016, 8:30 AM 18,006 Views 23 Comments

The number of people being detained in the wake of the attempted coup has surged above 13,000.

# torture - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'

Jul 13th 2016, 6:15 AM 9,870 Views 22 Comments

A new report shows that hundreds of students, political activists and protesters have vanished.

# torture - Sunday 3 July, 2016

'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors
# Torture
# Torture

'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors

Jul 3rd 2016, 7:15 AM 58,565 Views 39 Comments

Mexican women have suffered abuse at the hands of police, army and navy forces after their (often unjustified) arrests.

# torture - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Donald Trump compares trade deal to rape
# Tpp
# Tpp

Donald Trump compares trade deal to rape

Jun 29th 2016, 8:42 AM 29,510 Views 71 Comments

He also called for the return of waterboarding in the fight against Islamic State.

# torture - Thursday 2 June, 2016

"They hold a man’s arm against the curb and you hear it break when they kick it."
# Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa

"They hold a man’s arm against the curb and you hear it break when they kick it."

Jun 2nd 2016, 12:35 PM 28,350 Views 291 Comments

A prison letter from Ibrahim Halawa has detailed the torture he faces on a daily basis.

# torture - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given "special amnesty"
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given "special amnesty"

Apr 27th 2016, 2:05 PM 25,595 Views 63 Comments

Former judge Bryan McMahon says such a move would be “in the spirit of the ideals of 1916″, but would require “political will”.

# torture - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Terror expert says Isis will use Donald Trump videos to recruit members
# Rhetoric
# Rhetoric

Terror expert says Isis will use Donald Trump videos to recruit members

Mar 23rd 2016, 6:02 AM 12,044 Views 103 Comments

“It’s irresponsible and it needs to stop.”

# torture - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Appendix M: The little-known 'loophole' to allow torture by US investigators
# Illegal
# Illegal

Appendix M: The little-known 'loophole' to allow torture by US investigators

Mar 13th 2016, 5:30 PM 14,702 Views 7 Comments

There is pressure now for it to be removed.

# torture - Friday 26 February, 2016

Irish banker arrested over allegations of torturing roommate's cat
# New York
# New York

Irish banker arrested over allegations of torturing roommate's cat

Feb 26th 2016, 10:04 PM 25,602 Views 0 Comments

On Saturday the roommate came home to find Lucy damp, missing fur and her foot facing in the wrong direction.

# torture - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work
# Waterboarding
# Waterboarding

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work

Dec 6th 2015, 7:45 AM 14,756 Views 20 Comments

Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”

# torture - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Lawyer describes being strapped to iron chair and beaten by police
# China
# China

Lawyer describes being strapped to iron chair and beaten by police

Nov 12th 2015, 6:10 AM 10,000 Views 17 Comments

Amnesty International report finds China’s criminal justice system is still heavily reliant on forced confessions obtained through torture and ill-treatment.

# torture - Thursday 29 October, 2015

A British pensioner sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia will be freed
# Torture
# Torture

A British pensioner sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia will be freed

Oct 29th 2015, 10:29 AM 17,355 Views 35 Comments

But the ultra conservative country’s bloggers and political activists still face torture and death.

# torture - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods
# Stress Positions
# Stress Positions

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods

Oct 14th 2015, 10:35 PM 52,223 Views 93 Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union says the song My Love was played along with heavy-metal to break down prisoners.

# torture - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Men accused of rape and murder of British tourists say that they confessed after being tortured
# Thailand
# Thailand

Men accused of rape and murder of British tourists say that they confessed after being tortured

Jul 8th 2015, 7:54 AM 17,537 Views 16 Comments

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed in Thailand last year.

# torture - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Gerard McKerr, one of the "Hooded Men", has died
# RIP
# RIP

Gerard McKerr, one of the "Hooded Men", has died

Mar 19th 2015, 1:50 PM 20,916 Views 15 Comments

Gerard McKerr was 71.

# torture - Monday 9 February, 2015

Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men's legal team
# Torture
# Torture

Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men's legal team

Feb 9th 2015, 8:03 PM 23,265 Views 21 Comments

The men are taking a case against the United Kingdom.

# torture - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh
# Tortured
# Tortured

This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh

Jan 28th 2015, 5:01 PM 101,514 Views 296 Comments

The little dog was spotted by a jockey at the racecourse and brought to a local vet but he could not be saved.

# torture - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see
# Torture
# Torture

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see

Jan 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 151 Views 31 Comments

Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.

# torture - Friday 12 December, 2014

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates
# Torture
# Torture

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates

Dec 12th 2014, 7:35 PM 15,295 Views 54 Comments

Michael Hayden claimed the report is wrong when it says the technique was used for interrogation.

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

Dec 12th 2014, 1:08 PM 8,130 Views 73 Comments

“It is now time to take action.”

# torture - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’
# Torture
# Torture

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

Dec 10th 2014, 8:00 PM 79 Views 9 Comments

Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture
# CIA
# CIA

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture

Dec 10th 2014, 6:13 PM 7,895 Views 48 Comments

A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.

# torture - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country

Nov 2nd 2014, 7:30 PM 26 Views 56 Comments

Torture, as well as being abhorrent, doesn’t actually work: it yields unreliable results and can damage subsequent intelligence gathering.

# torture - Friday 12 September, 2014

Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders

Sep 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 85 Views 37 Comments

Massacres, hostage-taking, torture and sexual violence. These are the war crimes happening in Syria, yet why don’t we care, asks GOAL CEO Barry Andrews.

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