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# Rendition
Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme
The report indicates that flights involved in the transportation of some high profile detainees are suspected of having refueled at Shannon.
# Magdalenes
Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due
Survivors are demanding an official State apology, as well as the return of lost wages and a proper compensation scheme.
# Torture
UN says torture of prisoners in Afghanistan persists
A report said torture included beatings, electric shock and being hung by the wrist from chains for long periods.
# Amnesty International
Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon
The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.
# The Hague
Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes
The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.
# Italy
Italy upholds conviction of CIA agents
Some 23 Americans were convicted in 2009 of involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect.
# Waterboarding
New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA
Human Rights Watch are alleging that at least one opponent of Muammar Gaddafi was waterboarded during George Bush’s presidency.
# Belgium
Belgium vows to toughen parole after Dutroux ex-wife outcry
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.
# delaware
US doctor accused of 'waterboarding' daughter
Well-known US paediatrician Dr. Melvin Morse is accused of holding his daughter’s face under a running tap.
# Belgium
Court releases wife of notorious Belgian paedophile and child murderer
Michelle Martin was jailed in 2004 for complicity in the imprisonment and death of her husband’s young victims.
# Libya
Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings
Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.
# Syria
27 "torture centres" revealed in Syria
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.
# Bahrain
Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report
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.
# Syria
Syria conflict now the biggest problem facing world - Ban Ki-moon
Rebels were yesterday forced out of one eastern city by regime forces and artillery, as a group warned of serious human rights abuses.
# Syria
Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital
Chilling footage has emerged from Homs, showing patients tightly shackled to beds and bearing the marks of beatings.
# Explainer
The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green
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?
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Egypt
Nine killed as soldiers storm Egypt's Tahrir protests
Young men and women were beaten and given electric shocks during the violent crackdown on anti-military demonstrations.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
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…
# Abuse
HSE announces investigation over father who raped and tortured daughters
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.
# Syira
EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria
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.
# Syria
Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN
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.
# Bahrain
Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring
The king of Bahrain says the investigator charged with probing the government’s crackdown on civilian protests uncovered “real shortcomings” from state institutions.
# rumsfeld
Second torture case being brought against Rumsfeld
Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faces lawsuits over claims he is personally responsible for the alleged torture of US citizens by US forces.
# Blood Diamonds
Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe
An investigation has revealed claims of systematic torture, beatings and rape at one Zimbabwe’s diamond mines.
# Torture
'Weigh importance of info sought against pain inflicted': UK's secret policy on torture
A top secret document has been obtained by the Guardian detailing the UK’s policy on torture.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix - Tuesday
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.
Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC
The Irish Human Rights Commission has presented a report to the UN Committee Against Torture condemning Ireland’s penal policy and detention conditions.
# Portugal
Scottish man claims he was tortured over £2,000 debt
James Ross was reportedly kept in a cage and had an ear, two fingers and three toes chopped off over an unpaid debt.
# Guantanamo
Guantanamo Bay detainees get millions in compo from UK
British government’s payout leads way for independent inquiry into claims of UK forces’ involvement in torture.
# Torture
Bush denies waterboarding is torture, defends invasion of Iraq
Bush says history will judge him a success – buts adds that he’ll be dead by then.