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#Torture

# 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 149 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 7,949 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 35 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 109 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.

# torture - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity
# Genocide
# Genocide

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity

Aug 7th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,878 Views 15 Comments

Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, religious persecution, homicide and torture.

# torture - Friday 1 August, 2014

Obama: US "tortured some folks" after 9/11, but critics should not be "too sanctimonious"
# Torture
# Torture

Obama: US "tortured some folks" after 9/11, but critics should not be "too sanctimonious"

Aug 1st 2014, 9:46 PM 12,576 Views 138 Comments

President Obama said “a lot of those folks were working hard and under enormous pressure, and are real patriots”.

# torture - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme

Jul 24th 2014, 2:00 PM 8,926 Views 56 Comments

The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.

# torture - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights
# Not Good Enough
# Not Good Enough

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Jul 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 189 Views 36 Comments

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

# torture - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Opinion: Torture? It's an unnecessary evil
# Torture
# Torture

Opinion: Torture? It's an unnecessary evil

Jun 26th 2014, 1:00 PM 29 Views 56 Comments

In a world traumatised by the threat of terrorism, attitudes to torture appear to be increasingly ambivalent.

Column: Five torture myths debunked
# Torture
# Torture

Column: Five torture myths debunked

Jun 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 29 Views 88 Comments

Torture is used more often than you think – and in countries you wouldn’t suspect.

# torture - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Amnesty International apologises to Iggy Pop over 'Justin Bieber' ad
# Pop Off
From The Daily Edge
# Pop Off

Amnesty International apologises to Iggy Pop over 'Justin Bieber' ad

Jun 25th 2014, 8:30 PM 3,067 Views 0 Comments

The charity used the rocker’s image without his permission, and he wasn’t happy.

# torture - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

RTÉ documentary reveals evidence about torture methods used in Northern Ireland’s past
# The Torture Files
# The Torture Files

RTÉ documentary reveals evidence about torture methods used in Northern Ireland’s past

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:02 PM 22,648 Views 44 Comments

It proves that methods used during internment in 1971 were sanctioned by the British state.

# torture - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified
# Campaign
# Campaign

Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified

May 13th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,789 Views 14 Comments

Amnesty International launches its global anti-torture campaign today.

# torture - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country
# ADC Memorial
# ADC Memorial

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country

May 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 52 Views 31 Comments

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

# torture - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The CIA 'misled' the public over harshness of torture regime
# Waterboarding
# Waterboarding

The CIA 'misled' the public over harshness of torture regime

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:25 AM 6,789 Views 48 Comments

The report says that intelligence received from torture played no material part in finding Osama Bin Laden

# torture - Monday 17 March, 2014

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

Mar 17th 2014, 5:02 PM 15,686 Views 113 Comments

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

# torture - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights
# Silencing Dissent
# Silencing Dissent

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

Mar 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 42 Views 22 Comments

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# torture - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

Mar 11th 2014, 11:00 AM 14,753 Views 19 Comments

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

# torture - Monday 10 February, 2014

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore
# Talks
# Talks

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore

Feb 10th 2014, 7:58 AM 5,036 Views 11 Comments

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to meet with foreign ministers in Brussels today to discuss unrest in Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic.

# torture - Monday 27 January, 2014

Police spin secret 'torture roulette' wheel to choose punishment for inmates
# Phillipines
# Phillipines

Police spin secret 'torture roulette' wheel to choose punishment for inmates

Jan 27th 2014, 6:30 PM 18,994 Views 43 Comments

Torture consequences’ on the wheel included being hung upside down or being punched non-stop for 20 seconds.

# torture - Saturday 25 January, 2014

'Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl': Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel
# Syria
# Syria

'Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl': Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel

Jan 25th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,699 Views 33 Comments

Driving instructor, medicines smuggler, rebel fighter, prisoner, exile…

# torture - Friday 24 January, 2014

Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today

Jan 24th 2014, 7:02 AM 3,430 Views 35 Comments

Yesterday UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between two rooms as each delegation were set apart.

# torture - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

War crimes report accuses Syria of torture and 11,000 executions
# Syria
# Syria

War crimes report accuses Syria of torture and 11,000 executions

Jan 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 5,808 Views 39 Comments

The report by three former war crimes prosecutors, based on thousands of photos smuggled out of the country, accuses Syria of large-scale killing and torture. (Note: graphic content).

# torture - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Britain rejects Iraq torture claims
# Torture
# Torture

Britain rejects Iraq torture claims

Jan 12th 2014, 7:29 PM 6,112 Views 21 Comments

The British government says complaints to the International Criminal Court are “unnecessary”.

# torture - Thursday 28 November, 2013

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes
# Questions Asked
# Questions Asked

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes

Nov 28th 2013, 8:28 PM 9,064 Views 73 Comments

It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.

# torture - Monday 4 November, 2013

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects

Nov 4th 2013, 12:00 PM 9,650 Views 77 Comments

A two-year study found doctors designed and participated in torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners at CIA and Pentagon-run prisons.

# torture - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Jamie Bulger killer released from prison
# Jamie Bulger
# Jamie Bulger

Jamie Bulger killer released from prison

Sep 3rd 2013, 11:43 AM 15,407 Views 43 Comments

Jon Venables had been locked up in 2010 for downloading images of child abuse.

# torture - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Over 40 Auschwitz guards to face German prosecutors
# Germany
# Germany

Over 40 Auschwitz guards to face German prosecutors

Aug 27th 2013, 3:05 PM 11,287 Views 91 Comments

For decades German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they had personally committed atrocities, but since a 2011 landmark case all former camp guards can be tried.

# torture - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Court hears horrific details of Dutch woman raped 60 times over six weeks
# Australia
# Australia

Court hears horrific details of Dutch woman raped 60 times over six weeks

Jul 13th 2013, 3:42 PM 33,953 Views 0 Comments

The 21-year-old was tortured with a meat tenderiser and a gas torch while she was kept hostage at a hotel in Melbourne.

# torture - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"

Jun 26th 2013, 12:58 PM 112 Views 9 Comments

Miriam Isaura López Vargas was a mother and housewife going about her daily business when she was grabbed off the street by soldiers, tortured and raped. She is just one of the many caught in the crossfire between Mexico’s police and drug gangs.

# torture - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Chilean torture centre converted into homeless shelter
# Chile
# Chile

PHOTOS: Chilean torture centre converted into homeless shelter

Jun 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,865 Views 5 Comments

The shelter has been named after songwriter and director Victor Jara who was tortured and killed at the facility in 1973.

# torture - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

UK: Approved extradition deal will see radical cleric surrendered after 20 year fight
# Extradition
# Extradition

UK: Approved extradition deal will see radical cleric surrendered after 20 year fight

Jun 12th 2013, 9:00 PM 7,570 Views 29 Comments

Jordan’s parliament has approved an agreement with Britain on the extradition of suspects – including notorious radical cleric Abu Qatada who has been fighting extradition to Jordan to face terrorism charges, claiming he may be tortured there.

# torture - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate'

May 7th 2013, 1:45 PM 3,651 Views 14 Comments

A UN committee against torture will hear of a need to address human rights abuses of the past, linked to violence during The Troubles.

# torture - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war
# Shannon
# Shannon

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war

Mar 10th 2013, 3:41 PM 5,588 Views 35 Comments

Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.

# torture - Thursday 7 March, 2013

'Cannibal cop' accused of plotting to torture victims weeps at end of trial
# Cannibal Cop
# Cannibal Cop

'Cannibal cop' accused of plotting to torture victims weeps at end of trial

Mar 7th 2013, 8:49 PM 14,157 Views 26 Comments

Former police officer Gilberto Valle, 28, is accused of conspiracy to kidnap young women, including his wife, whom he would then torture, kill and eat.

# torture - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Column: Domestic violence is an issue we're encouraged not to think about in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Domestic violence is an issue we're encouraged not to think about in Ireland

Feb 16th 2013, 7:00 PM 598 Views 126 Comments

Following the horrendous Magdalene revelations, can we continue to pretend to ourselves that abuses aren’t happening right here and now in our society and in our homes, asks Paula McGovern.

# torture - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations
# Rendition
# Rendition

"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations

Feb 5th 2013, 3:09 PM 8,878 Views 40 Comments

The Department of Justice was responding to a report published today claiming Ireland facilitated the CIA’s rendition programme.

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme
# Rendition
# Rendition

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme

Feb 5th 2013, 9:55 AM 10,050 Views 87 Comments

The report indicates that flights involved in the transportation of some high profile detainees are suspected of having refueled at Shannon.

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due

Feb 5th 2013, 8:45 AM 10,029 Views 78 Comments

Survivors are demanding an official State apology, as well as the return of lost wages and a proper compensation scheme.