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Spanish Judge enforces torture probe against Bush and Cheney

On Tuesday, Judge Pablo Ruz at the Spanish National Court defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the United States prison camp in Guantanamo Bay which targets former U.S. president George W. Bush.

France seeks ICC involvement on Syria war crimes

New York - France will table a proposal before the United Nations Security Council authorizing the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes against humanity in Syria, French ambassador to the UN Gerard Araud said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

UN's Pillay condemns widespread use of torture in Syria

The United Nation's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has strongly condemned the use of torture in Syria by both the regime and some armed opposition groups.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Senate panel says harsh interrogation didn't help find bin Laden

A Senate report concluded that harsh interrogation methods such as waterboarding provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Conservatives and liberals have argued about whether such methods are torture.
In the Media by Mike White - 6 comments

Maryland teen girls admit to torturing autistic boy

Mechanicsville - Two teenage girls from Maryland have admitted to torturing and sexually abusing a boy with autism and filming the horrific crimes on their mobile phones.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Refugees in Hong Kong continue to struggle Special

Long-awaited welfare changes to affect thousands of refugees, have come into effect this weekend in Hong Kong. But not everyone is satisfied with them.
Digital Journal Report by Jody-Lan Castle

Ex-Kagame escort tortured, threatened; US urges fair trial Special

A Rwandan refugee who was illegally returned to Rwanda to face trial on rebellion charges has pleaded guilty after being severely beaten in detention, his wife and a rights activist have confirmed.
Digital Journal Report by Judi Rever

Panel: CIA forced doctors to torture detainees

An investigation conducted by an independent task force has concluded that the Central Intelligence Agency has been forcing doctors, psychologists and other health care professionals to torture individuals detained during the 'War on Terror.'
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Toronto Star on eve of Cheney Canada visit: arrest him

An editorial in Canada's largest newspaper has urged that Canada not provide "safe haven for torturers," on the eve of a visit by former US Vice President Dick Cheney to Toronto.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 16 comments

U.N. Torture investigation on solitary confinement in the U.S.

Sacramento - Juan Mendez, the United Nation's lead torture investigator, says that he is worried about increased use of solitary confinement in United States' prisons and wants access to California lockups.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti
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