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Mexico vows to eradicate torture of detainees
Mexico vowed on Thursday to eradicate the torture of detainees which U.N. experts and activists said is systematically committed by security forces and investigators who go unpunished.
Cleric Ali al-Omari cruelly subjected to torture in Saudi jail: Rights group
A political dissident and renowned Muslim preacher in Saudi Arabia has reportedly been brutally tortured in prison as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers and intellectuals widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom.
Macron admits systematic use of torture in Algeria war
France has admitted that it instigated a "system" that led to torture during Algeria's independence war in the 1950s and 1960s as it comes to grips with its long-suppressed legacy of colonial crimes.
European court finds Lithuania, Romania complicit in CIA torture
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Lithuania and Romania were complicit in an illegal US torture program for allowing the CIA to hold terror suspects in secret jails on their soil.
Separating children from parents at the border is torture
In two speeches last week in the border states of Arizona and California, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that as a matter of enforcement, if an unauthorized migrant brings a child across the US-Mexico border without documentation, “we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law. If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border.”
Memos reveal torture of detainees at CIA black site in Afghanistan
New details have been disclosed about the CIA’s torture program at a black site prison near Kabul, Afghanistan, thanks to newly unsealed documents the spy agency and US Defense Department were forced to declassify over a lawsuit filed by victims of the torture program.
Bahraini rights groups slam use of torture by regime’s NSA against dissent
Three Bahraini human rights groups have slammed the Persian Gulf monarchy’s National Security Agency (NSA) for its systematic use of torture against all citizens, including activists and human rights defenders.
Psychologists accused of designing CIA 'torture' program to stand trial
Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods.
Trump administration moves to keep CIA torture report secret
The administration of US President Donald Trump has begun returning to Congress copies of a 2014 report describing the CIA's harsh detention and torture techniques under the George W. Bush administration.
UN calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture
The United Nations Committee against Torture has urged Sri Lanka to investigate documented allegations of rape and torture of detainees by security forces.
US judge orders top CIA officials to testify over torture program
A US federal judge has ordered former high-ranking CIA officials to testify in a lawsuit against the psychologists who designed the spy agency’s torture techniques after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Rights group details torture in Egyptian jail
Human Rights Watch has published an 80-page report, detailing the torture of prisoners in Egypt's Scorpion Prison.
UN Committee Against Torture urges Burundi to address abuses
The UN Committee Against Torture urged Burundi on Friday to address abuses in the country, including extrajudicial killings and widespread torture and sexual harassment.
Bahraini dissident dies ‘after torture’ in custody
A political dissident in Bahrain has reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained under torture while in custody.

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