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Activist's allegations of torture by Russian prison guards spark Moscow protest

Russian opposition activist Ildar Dadin claims he is being beaten, repeatedly tortured and threatened with rape and murder in Karelia penal colony in the northwest of the…

Russian opposition activist Ildar Dadin claims he is being beaten, repeatedly tortured and threatened with rape and murder in Karelia penal colony in the northwest of the…

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German couple go on trial accused of torturing women

A couple have gone on trial accused of luring women to their house in western Germany and torturing them so badly, that at least two of them died.

A couple have gone on trial accused of luring women to their house in western Germany and torturing them so badly, that at least two of them died.

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Australia: Rallies demand national inquiry into juvenile 'torture'

Hundreds rallied in Australian cities on Saturday to demand a government-ordered probe into allegations of abuse against indigenous children at a juvenile detention centre be extended into a full, nat

Hundreds rallied in Australian cities on Saturday to demand a government-ordered probe into allegations of abuse against indigenous children at a juvenile detention centre be extended into a full, nat

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Turkey: 'credible evidence' of detainees being tortured - Amnesty

Amnesty International has published a statement alleging that detainees in Turkey are being tortured amid the spate of arrests after the 15 July failed coup.

Amnesty International has published a statement alleging that detainees in Turkey are being tortured amid the spate of arrests after the 15 July failed coup.

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Amnesty International report claims human rights abuses in Egypt include kidnapping and torture

A report from Amnesty International has turned the focus on alleged kidnapping and torture in Egypt of hundreds of students, political activists, protesters and even young teenagers during the past th

A report from Amnesty International has turned the focus on alleged kidnapping and torture in Egypt of hundreds of students, political activists, protesters and even young teenagers during the past th

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Poland to comply with EU court ruling over CIA secret prison

Poland has agreed to pay some 230,000 euros in compensation to two men held in a CIA jail on its soil. It comes after the European Court of Human

Poland has agreed to pay some 230,000 euros in compensation to two men held in a CIA jail on its soil. It comes after the European Court of Human

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Growing calls for prosecutions over secret CIA torture programme

Human rights groups and the UN demand action after a damning US Senate report found the government and public were misled over the torture of suspects after the 9/11 attacks.

Human rights groups and the UN demand action after a damning US Senate report found the government and public were misled over the torture of suspects after the 9/11 attacks.

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Damning CIA torture report 'damages America's standing'

The US waits for the backlash after CIA interrogation methods on detainees in the wake of 9/11 are described as brutal and ineffective by a Senate report.

The US waits for the backlash after CIA interrogation methods on detainees in the wake of 9/11 are described as brutal and ineffective by a Senate report.

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CIA torture report: Techniques ineffective and brutal

Ineffective and brutal, those were the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee into the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme following

Ineffective and brutal, those were the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee into the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme following

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Palestinian bus driver found dead inside Israeli bus

A Palestinian driver working for the Israeli bus company Egged has been found dead inside his vehicle. Israeli officials described the incident as a

A Palestinian driver working for the Israeli bus company Egged has been found dead inside his vehicle. Israeli officials described the incident as a

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Ban tools of torture, says Amnesty

A report from rights group Amnesty International says dozens of Chinese companies are exporting so-called tools of torture. They go on to stress

A report from rights group Amnesty International says dozens of Chinese companies are exporting so-called tools of torture. They go on to stress

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'Death squads' in Ukraine says leader of one opposition party

The hospital where activist Dmytro Bulatov is recovering from his injuries has become the latest focus of the unrest in Kyiv. His supporters are

The hospital where activist Dmytro Bulatov is recovering from his injuries has become the latest focus of the unrest in Kyiv. His supporters are

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'Tortured ' Ukraine activist Dmytro Bulatov wanted by police

Dmytro Bulatov a leading anti-government activist who organised car protests in Kyiv is one of three protesters who have been put on a police wanted

Dmytro Bulatov a leading anti-government activist who organised car protests in Kyiv is one of three protesters who have been put on a police wanted

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Syrian defector's photographs may prove torture by the Assad regime

A Syrian military police photographer has supplied “clear evidence” showing the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees in

A Syrian military police photographer has supplied “clear evidence” showing the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees in

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Photos of Syrian torture victims pile pressure on Assad

A new report documenting human rights abuses by Syrian President Bashar al Assad and rebels has been put together by a team of international lawyers

A new report documenting human rights abuses by Syrian President Bashar al Assad and rebels has been put together by a team of international lawyers

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China: police no longer allowed to use torture to get confessions

China’s supreme court has issued a document saying officials must no longer use torture to extract confessions from suspects. It specified that

China’s supreme court has issued a document saying officials must no longer use torture to extract confessions from suspects. It specified that

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Europeans burnt to death in Madagascar over organ trafficking claims

A mob in Madagascar has burnt two Europeans to death amid claims they were involved in organ trafficking for witchcraft. An angry crowd hunted down

A mob in Madagascar has burnt two Europeans to death amid claims they were involved in organ trafficking for witchcraft. An angry crowd hunted down