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…
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.
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
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.
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
The government is trying to tackle the problem but human rights campaigners say implementation is patchy
There are claims that shop surveillance video is likely to show two men, believed to be Egyptian security agents, leading an Italian student away on
The former commandant of one of the harshest prisons of Romania’s communist era has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity
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
CIA director John Brennan has defended the spy agency following the publication of a highly critical report into its post 9/11 interrogation
CIA finds itself at the centre of a bitter debate over its Bush-era interrogation methods following a scathing Senate report.
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.
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.
Ineffective and brutal, those were the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee into the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme following
The Senate Intelligence Committee report details CIA failings in counter-terror programme and enhanced interrogation techniques following 9/11 attacks.
American military facilities and embassies are braced for security threats. This ahead of today’s (December 9) planned release of a so-called
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 report from rights group Amnesty International says dozens of Chinese companies are exporting so-called tools of torture. They go on to stress
A French journalist held hostage in Aleppo has alleged that one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of an attack on a Jewish museum in
A European court has found that Poland allowed the CIA to run a secret rendition and interrogation camp at the country’s Stare Kiejkuty military
What has the unlikely trio of rock star Iggy Pop, the Dalai Lama and designer Karl Lagerfeld got in common? They have all put their faces to an
Ukraine’s acting president has called for the relaunch of operations against armed pro-Russian activists after several bodies including a local
Injured Ukrainian activist Dmytro Bulatov has been flown to Lithuania for medical treatment. The 35-year-old, who claims to have been abducted
The Ukrainian authorities want to put injured activist Dmytro Bulatov, currently being treated in hospital in Kyiv, under house arrest. He has been
The hospital where activist Dmytro Bulatov is recovering from his injuries has become the latest focus of the unrest in Kyiv. His supporters are
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
A Syrian military police photographer has supplied “clear evidence” showing the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees in
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
China’s supreme court has issued a document saying officials must no longer use torture to extract confessions from suspects. It specified that
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