Wassim Mukdad, 34, will testify before a German court in the trial of Anwar R., a former member of Syria's secret police suspected of overseeing the abuse of detainees at a notorious jail near Damascus known as Al Khatib, or Branch 251.
Human rights activists applauded as Germany charged two alleged former Syrian secret service officers with participating in crimes against humanity,
Trump claimed the North Korean dictator didn't know what was happening to the 22-year-old American detained in his country. Experts say that's unlikely.
Allegations of ill-treatment of prisoners in Russian prisons are not new but Yevgeny Makarov's torture case has brought them to limelight again.
The prisoner allegedly beaten by guards, which sparked an outcry and a criminal investigation, has been released by Russian authorities.
Khaled El-Masri, a German of Lebanese origin, was wrongly kidnapped and handed to the CIA in 2004 as part of its rendition and torture programme.
The 13 California siblings are being treated after the ordeal that could leave them scarred for years.
Police charge two parents in California after 13 siblings, some shackled to beds, are found at the family's home in the city of Perris.
Human Rights Watch says it has documented several cases of torture and enforced disappearances during the past year in Turkey.
An Iranian woman living in Norway for the last eight years and who was whipped 80 times in Iran this week after deportation in March is taking the Norwegian Immigration Ministry to court.
Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into the torture of prisoners in Cameroon.
Amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Venezuela, apparent claims of torture have been made by the jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez
All the fun of the fair is a far cry for a young man who has seen hell on earth.
Syrian torture survivor Omar Alshogre arrived in Sweden during the
The UN's OHCHR hears of 'torture, executions and unfair trials' in Syria, while a separate UN commission accuses the Syrian Air Force of war crimes.
The husband of a Turkish woman kidnapped in Saudi Arabia 27 years ago has pleaded for her to give up her new life and return home.