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#Torture

# torture - Monday 21 January, 2013

UN says torture of prisoners in Afghanistan persists
# Torture
# Torture

UN says torture of prisoners in Afghanistan persists

Jan 21st 2013, 10:35 AM 3,704 Views 11 Comments

A report said torture included beatings, electric shock and being hung by the wrist from chains for long periods.

# torture - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon

Dec 13th 2012, 3:22 PM 12,690 Views 60 Comments

The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.

# torture - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes
# The Hague
# The Hague

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes

Nov 29th 2012, 9:45 AM 3,034 Views 4 Comments

The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.

# torture - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Italy upholds conviction of CIA agents
# Italy
# Italy

Italy upholds conviction of CIA agents

Sep 20th 2012, 2:03 PM 5,819 Views 18 Comments

Some 23 Americans were convicted in 2009 of involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect.

# torture - Thursday 6 September, 2012

New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA
# Waterboarding
# Waterboarding

New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA

Sep 6th 2012, 9:20 PM 6,908 Views 27 Comments

Human Rights Watch are alleging that at least one opponent of Muammar Gaddafi was waterboarded during George Bush’s presidency.

# torture - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Belgium vows to toughen parole after Dutroux ex-wife outcry
# Belgium
# Belgium

Belgium vows to toughen parole after Dutroux ex-wife outcry

Sep 1st 2012, 3:05 PM 4,673 Views 6 Comments

Belgium’s Prime Minister has vowed to toughen parole rules following the release of the accomplice and ex-wife of paedophile serial killer Marc Dutroux.

# torture - Saturday 11 August, 2012

US doctor accused of 'waterboarding' daughter
# Delaware
# Delaware

US doctor accused of 'waterboarding' daughter

Aug 11th 2012, 2:14 PM 9,692 Views 3 Comments

Well-known US paediatrician Dr. Melvin Morse is accused of holding his daughter’s face under a running tap.

# torture - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Court releases wife of notorious Belgian paedophile and child murderer
# Belgium
# Belgium

Court releases wife of notorious Belgian paedophile and child murderer

Jul 31st 2012, 3:27 PM 7,298 Views 22 Comments

Michelle Martin was jailed in 2004 for complicity in the imprisonment and death of her husband’s young victims.

# torture - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings
# Libya
# Libya

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

Jul 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,390 Views 9 Comments

Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.

# torture - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

27 "torture centres" revealed in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

27 "torture centres" revealed in Syria

Jul 3rd 2012, 8:25 AM 3,535 Views 8 Comments

There are 27 torture centres in the country where people have been beaten and ill-treated – which points to a state policy of torture, Human Rights Watch has said.

# torture - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report

Apr 17th 2012, 7:05 AM 1,173 Views 8 Comments

The Bahraini government insists it is on the road to reform – but Amnesty International has condemned its “piecemeal” efforts, accusing that state of continuing human rights violations including torture.

# torture - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Syria conflict now the biggest problem facing world - Ban Ki-moon
# Syria
# Syria

Syria conflict now the biggest problem facing world - Ban Ki-moon

Mar 21st 2012, 8:58 AM 1,613 Views 2 Comments

Rebels were yesterday forced out of one eastern city by regime forces and artillery, as a group warned of serious human rights abuses.

# torture - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital
# Syria
# Syria

Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital

Mar 6th 2012, 8:17 AM 4,086 Views 83 Comments

Chilling footage has emerged from Homs, showing patients tightly shackled to beds and bearing the marks of beatings.

# torture - Monday 16 January, 2012

The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green
# Explainer
# Explainer

The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green

Jan 16th 2012, 7:45 PM 13,916 Views 14 Comments

You may have seen the picture of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja – but do you know why a three-storey-high banner of him is hanging from a building in the centre of Dublin?

# torture - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jan 15th 2012, 11:00 AM 65 Views 4 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# torture - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Nine killed as soldiers storm Egypt's Tahrir protests
# Egypt
# Egypt

Nine killed as soldiers storm Egypt's Tahrir protests

Dec 17th 2011, 5:11 PM 1,595 Views 3 Comments

Young men and women were beaten and given electric shocks during the violent crackdown on anti-military demonstrations.

# torture - Saturday 10 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Dec 10th 2011, 7:54 PM 4,071 Views 5 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The latest on the EU agreement, tributes paid to mother and daughter crash victims, and possibly the best Christmas light display ever…

HSE announces investigation over father who raped and tortured daughters
# Abuse
# Abuse

HSE announces investigation over father who raped and tortured daughters

Dec 10th 2011, 2:05 PM 3,152 Views 30 Comments

The HSE’s handling of the case will be reviewed, after reports that health authorities had contact with the family for several years while abuse continued.

# torture - Thursday 1 December, 2011

EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria
# Syira
# Syira

EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria

Dec 1st 2011, 3:00 PM 1,074 Views 3 Comments

European Union foreign ministers today agreed a number of new economic sanctions against Syria which include limits on exports and support for Syrian government projects.

# torture - Monday 28 November, 2011

Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN
# Syria
# Syria

Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN

Nov 28th 2011, 10:01 PM 2,271 Views 16 Comments

UN Human Rights Council says its investigation into human rights abuse claims has found that at least 256 children were killed and that some were tortured to death.

# torture - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring

Nov 23rd 2011, 10:01 PM 1,900 Views 2 Comments

The king of Bahrain says the investigator charged with probing the government’s crackdown on civilian protests uncovered “real shortcomings” from state institutions.

# torture - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Second torture case being brought against Rumsfeld
# Rumsfeld
# Rumsfeld

Second torture case being brought against Rumsfeld

Aug 9th 2011, 12:06 PM 419 Views 6 Comments

Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faces lawsuits over claims he is personally responsible for the alleged torture of US citizens by US forces.

# torture - Monday 8 August, 2011

Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe
# Blood Diamonds
# Blood Diamonds

Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe

Aug 8th 2011, 11:10 AM 1,354 Views 0 Comments

An investigation has revealed claims of systematic torture, beatings and rape at one Zimbabwe’s diamond mines.

# torture - Friday 5 August, 2011

'Weigh importance of info sought against pain inflicted': UK's secret policy on torture
# Torture
# Torture

'Weigh importance of info sought against pain inflicted': UK's secret policy on torture

Aug 5th 2011, 10:53 AM 416 Views 0 Comments

A top secret document has been obtained by the Guardian detailing the UK’s policy on torture.

# torture - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

The Daily Fix - Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix - Tuesday

May 31st 2011, 8:01 PM 1,022 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Irish economy forecast to shrink this year; Aer Lingus pilots threaten industrial action; ‘sexy’ TDs; and the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic.

# torture - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC
Live Apr 12th 2011, 6:20 PM

Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC

# torture - Sunday 21 November, 2010

Scottish man claims he was tortured over £2,000 debt
# Portugal
# Portugal

Scottish man claims he was tortured over £2,000 debt

Nov 21st 2010, 5:11 PM 415 Views 0 Comments

James Ross was reportedly kept in a cage and had an ear, two fingers and three toes chopped off over an unpaid debt.

# torture - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

Guantanamo Bay detainees get millions in compo from UK
# Guantanamo
# Guantanamo

Guantanamo Bay detainees get millions in compo from UK

Nov 16th 2010, 4:26 PM 157 Views 0 Comments

British government’s payout leads way for independent inquiry into claims of UK forces’ involvement in torture.

# torture - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Bush denies waterboarding is torture, defends invasion of Iraq
# Torture
# Torture

Bush denies waterboarding is torture, defends invasion of Iraq

Nov 9th 2010, 11:18 AM 412 Views 0 Comments

Bush says history will judge him a success – buts adds that he’ll be dead by then.