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British MPs and international lawyers make request to visit ‘tortured’ Saudi activists

A cross-party group of British politicians and international lawyers has requested to visit detained female human rights activists in Saudi Arabia to investigate claims that they are being tortured. Several activists have been subjected to torture, sexual harassment and other inhumane treatment at the Dhahban prison near Jeddah, Amnesty International[…]

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Court to hand down judgment in baby Daniel’s case

Judgment is expected to be handed down today in the South Gauteng High Court, in the case against a couple accused of torturing their three-year-old son, Daniel, to death. Baby Daniel’s mother and stepfather are standing trial for murder, abuse and negligence. The child’s body was discovered at his home[…]

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France admits torture during Algeria’s war of independence

France acknowledged for the first time it was responsible for systematic torture during the Algerian war of independence in the mid-1950s. President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that Maurice Audin, a communist pro-independence activist who disappeared in 1957, “died under torture stemming from the system instigated while Algeria was part[…]

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UAE officials under investigation for torture

The UK police is actively investigating a group of United Arab Emirates officials for torture and cruel treatment inflicted on several Qatari nationals, a human rights lawyer has said. The Emiratis may be questioned and arrested if they were to enter the UK under the principle of universal jurisdiction, says[…]

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Kenya election official tortured, murdered before vote

A senior Kenyan election official was found murdered on Monday, three days after he went missing, poll officials said, as opposition leaders warned the killing could plunge next week’s national vote into turmoil. Chris Musando, the election board’s head of information, communication and technology, was tortured before he died, the[…]

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