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Iraq’s Secret Prisoners, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law
Posted on 16 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

In 2011, the Iraqi government announced that it had closed the misnamed Camp Honor, a prison located in Baghdad's "Green Zone" where prisoners were tortured. According to Human Rights Watch, the prison remains open today and is still being... Read More

UN: Torture of activists in Morocco 'systematic'
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Torture is systematic in Morocco for cases involving anti-government demonstrators and those accused of terrorism, a U.N. expert said Saturday after concluding a fact-finding mission in the North African kingdom. U.N. special... Read More

UN report accuses Canada of complicity in torture
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

TORONTO (AP) - The Canadian government on Saturday criticized a United Nations agency for issuing a report condemning Canada for complicity in torture and human rights violations in Afghanistan and Syria. A report from the U.N. Committee Against Torture... Read More

HRW: Kazakh riot trial marred by torture claims
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

ALMATY Kazakhstan (AP) - A prominent human rights group has condemned the conviction of 34 people accused of rioting in Kazakhstan's western oil town last year. Human Rights Watch said in a statement Tuesday that the court should have Full version... Read More

Afghan child bride's in-laws sentenced for torture
Posted on 7 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

KABUL Afghanistan (AP) - The in-laws of a child bride who became the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for torture, abuse and human rights violations, a judge said Saturday. The... Read More

Groups slam foundation's summit in E. Guinea
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

DAKAR Senegal (AP) - Human rights groups are calling on a foundation named for a late U.S. civil rights leader to cancel an upcoming summit in Equatorial Guinea, where the government is accused of torturing political opponents and other human rights... Read More

Chance encounter prompts torture suspect's arrest
Posted on 5 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

DENVER (AP) - A chance encounter at a restaurant in a Denver suburb led to the arrest of an Ethiopian immigrant who authorities say tortured political prisoners decades ago in his home country, according to Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers... Read More

Amnesty Int: Ivory Coast torturing detainees
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast (AP) - Ivory Coast security officials are torturing dozens of detainees by administering electric shocks and other forms of abuse, Amnesty International alleged Friday. The victims include people charged with endangering state... Read More

UN criticizes Russia over torture allegations
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and journalists... Read More

US judge: Somali colonel responsible for torture
Posted on 22 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

COLUMBUS Ohio (AP) - A former military colonel with a Somali security force dubbed the "Gestapo of Somalia" by its critics was responsible for the torture of a human rights advocate in the 1980s, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a decision... Read More

Khmer Rouge chief jailer gets life in prison
Posted on 6 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

PHNOM PENH Cambodia (AP) - A U.N.-backed tribunal's Supreme Court lengthened the sentence for the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer to life imprisonment on Friday because of his "shocking and heinous" crimes against the Cambodian people... Read More

Rights group accuses Egypt's military of torture
Posted on 21 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CAIRO (AP) - An international rights group on Saturday accused the Egyptian armed forces of beating and torturing protesters arrested during antimilitary demonstrations early this month, and said that by permitting such actions the military "enables... Read More

Egypt arresting kid protesters, rights groups says
Posted on 22 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities arrested more than 300 children during protests in Cairo over the past year, beating and torturing some and trying many as adults, a leading international rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch said in a report... Read More

UK court rules Kenyan torture victims can sue
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

LONDON (AP) - The High Court ruled Friday that three elderly Kenyans tortured during a rebellion against British colonial rule can proceed with compensation claims against the Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers) Read More

African migrants tortured in Egypt's Sinai desert
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

TEL AVIV Israel (AP) - The young man from Sudan holds his arms close to his sides, as if still at the mercy of smugglers who he says poured hot melted plastic over his back, whipped him with wires and beat him with sticks as he lay face down and naked... Read More