A British aid worker held for more than three months by the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militant group in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province was released on Tuesday, his family confirmed. Tauqir Sharif, who is from London, had been in HTS custody since 11 August after being detained while attending a[…]
Rights group Amnesty International has accused Iran of using torture to extract confessions, saying hundreds of people have been jailed since a sweeping crackdown against protests last year. Demonstrations erupted across Iran in November 2019 after a significant petrol price rise, but they were put down by the Iranian security[…]
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said on Thursday that 95% of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons have suffered torture, Anadolu Agency reports. This came in a statement released by PPS ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to be marked on June 26. “Israel adopts multiple[…]
WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has been subjected to “psychological torture” and his due process rights have been “systematically violated” by all the states involved, according to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer. Two medical experts accompanied Melzer when he visited Assange at Belmarsh prison in the UK, he said[…]
Both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have continued to “arbitrarily arrest” peaceful protesters and critics, according to new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Released on Wednesday, the report said the “systematic practice” of “arbitrary arrest and torture” persists in both the West Bank, where the PA retains limited control[…]
By Anees Teladia For decades the Kashmir region has existed under a state of disputed control. This disputed control of the region has primarily been between the Indian government, the Pakistani government and groups of Kashmiri people who would prefer Kashmir’s independence. The Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir has once again[…]
A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using “systematic torture” in a crackdown on protests. The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission strongly criticised authorities for using troops to quell demonstrations. Unrest broke out more than a week ago following a sharp rise in fuel prices. A government[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Saudi activists, including women, arrested in a government crackdown this year have faced sexual harassment and torture during interrogation, Amnesty International said. Since May, the kingdom has held at least 10 women and seven men on vague national security allegations related to their human rights work. Those arrested include Loujain[…]
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