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Posts Tagged ‘torture’

Torture of Channel 4 journalists in Sudan highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

Phil Cox/NVF   By Amnesty International The torture of two journalists abducted en route to Jebel Marra, in Sudan’s Darfur region, is not only a grave affront to press freedom, but also proof the Sudanese authorities have something to hide in the region, said human rights NGO Amnesty International ahead of the airing of a […]

Sri Lanka & UNHRC Session – March 2017

Dinuka Liyanawatte   By Thambu Kanagasabai   Will Justice for Tamils be Delayed for Denial?

Syria:13,000 secretly hanged in Saydnaya military prison

Cesare Davolio   By Amnesty International A chilling new report from human rights NGO Amnesty International has exposed the “cold-blooded killing of thousands of defenceless prisoners” in a Syrian government jail where an estimated 13,000 people have been hanged in the past five years, and where mass hangings of up to 50 people at a […]

Iranian journalist given 40 lashes for ‘inaccurate reporting’

Jacky Naegelen/Reuters   By Amnesty International Human Rights NGO Amnesty International has condemned Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments – including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year.

Will UNHRC live up to its commitments to Sri Lanka?

AP photo   By Thambu Kanagasabai Sri Lanka became a member of the United Nations in 1955, bound with obligations to observe the provisions of the United Nations and other United Nations Conventions, and as a member of the Human Rights Council.

Fiji: A darker side of paradise

Tim Wimborne   By Amnesty International Under the military’s dominance, the Pacific island nation of Fiji has seen an ingrained culture of torture take root among its security forces, a new report by human rights NGO Amnesty International states.

Bahrain’s UK-backed human rights bodies used as ‘PR tool’ as abuses continue

Hasan Jamali/AP   By Amnesty International Two UK-supported Bahraini institutions repeatedly trumpeted by the Bahraini and British authorities as evidence of the Gulf country’s supposed human rights progress have proven “woefully inadequate” at addressing serious human rights concerns, said human rights NGO Amnesty International in a new report published.

Nigerian police squad torture and bribe detainees in exchange for freedom

Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters   By Amnesty International A Nigerian police unit set up to combat violent crime has instead been systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes, Amnesty International said in a report published yesterday.

Dozens killed in Ethiopia as police use excessive force against peaceful protesters

Reuters photo   By Amnesty International At least 97 people were killed and hundreds more injured when Ethiopian security forces fired live bullets at peaceful protesters across Oromia region and in parts of Amhara over the weekend, according to credible sources who spoke to human rights NGO Amnesty International.

Nepal: Investigate police torture of Tharu community members

Prakash Mathema/AFP   By Amnesty International A new report published today by human rights NGO Amnesty International reveals how members of the indigenous Tharu community in Nepal’s Tarai plains were subjected to arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment at the hands of the police in connection with the killings of eight security personnel and a […]

Egypt: Hundreds disappeared and tortured amid wave of brutal repression

AFP photo   By Amnesty International Egypt’s National Security Agency (NSA) is abducting, torturing and forcibly disappearing people in an effort to intimidate opponents and wipe out peaceful dissent, said human rights NGO Amnesty International in a damning new report published today which highlights an unprecedented spike in enforced disappearances since early 2015.

Uganda bans recruitment and deployment of Domestic workers in Saudi Arabia

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda has banned the recruitment and export of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia and other countries.

Army beat locals protesting arrest of youths in Kashmir

By Irfan Rashid The situation in Indian controlled Kashmir turned hostile on Monday when the Indian army beat locals, including a woman, in North Kashmir who were demanding the release of three youths arrested the previous night by the Army during nocturnal raids. Five people were injured, one among them critically in this incident.