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# torture - Saturday 1 September, 2012

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.

# torture - Saturday 11 August, 2012

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.

# torture - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

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.

# torture - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

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

# torture - Saturday 10 December, 2011

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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…

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.

# torture - Thursday 1 December, 2011

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.

# torture - Monday 28 November, 2011

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.

# torture - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

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.

# torture - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

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.

# torture - Monday 8 August, 2011

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 - Friday 5 August, 2011

'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.

# torture - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

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.

# torture - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

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.

# torture - Sunday 21 November, 2010

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.

# torture - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Pressure mounts on Ireland to accept a bailout; David Drumm prepares to face his creditors, and … Free Cheese! Get the last of the free cheese!

# torture - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the former Mountjoy governor claims Larry Murphy was thrown to the wolves; George W Bush claims waterboarding “saved lives”, and Chris de Burgh sees red.