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un tells russia to rein in torture, report on efforts




russia must halt frequent torture of detainees and prosecute perpetrators, including prison guards caught on video beating an inmate that led to a public outcry, united nations human rights investigators said on friday.the un committee against torture, in a rare move, told russian authorities to rep...



secret cia torture report kept from senators ahead of haspel vote




copied!rachel maddow explains that in addition to his report on the destruction of videotapes of cia torture interrogations, john durham issued a second report on whether anyone lied in the course of the investigation. given the likelihood that the second report is relevant to gina haspel, democrats...



presstv-un slams ‘widespread torture’ by pakistani police




a united nations committee has censured the “widespread practice of torture” by pakistani police, military and intelligence agencies, urging the country to make urgent reforms to the law.“the police engage in the widespread practice of torture throughout the territory ... with a view to obtain...



torture in sisi’s egypt ‘systematic practice’




human rights watch (hrw) says egyptian president abdel fattah el-sisi has permitted “systematic” torture in detention centers, a practice likely amounting to a crime against humanity.in a 63-page report released on wednesday, the new york-based rights group said the interior ministry had develop...



hrw: iraq judges routinely disregard credible torture allegations - jurist - new




iraqi judges routinely disregard allegations of torture by security forces against terrorism suspects and accept convictions credibly claimed to be the result of such tactics, human rights watch (hrw) [advocacy website] said [report] tuesday.“torture is rampant in iraq’s justice system, yet ju...



russia deflects criticism from un rights experts on prison torture




un human rights experts urged russian officials to prosecute alleged widespread cases of torture including beatings, electric shocks or burial in snow at labor camps in siberia.deputy justice minister mikhail galperin, leading russia's delegation at a hearing of the u.n. committee against torture, s...



russia deflects criticism from un rights experts on prison torture




un human rights experts urged russian officials to prosecute alleged widespread cases of torture including beatings, electric shocks or burial in snow at labor camps in siberia.deputy justice minister mikhail galperin, leading russia's delegation at a hearing of the un committee against torture, sai...



private member's bill proposes jail term for torture




a public servant who inflicts torture on anybody for a confession or even for information that may lead to the detection of an offence should be jailed for at least three years, a member of parliament has proposed.in a private member's bill, v vijaysai reddy of the ysr congress said the punishment c...



presstv-us continues torture in guantanamo: un




an inmate at the us detention facility at guantanamo bay is still being tortured, the un special rapporteur on torture nils melzer said in a statement on wednesday.former president barack obama ended the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" via executive order in january 2009, but melzer said ...



russia's persecution of crimean tatars intensifying, says hrw




russia is persecuting crimean tatars for opposing moscow’s three-year occupation of the black sea peninsula at an increasing rate, human rights watch said in a new report today.russia annexed crimea from ukraine in march 2014, which met with economic sanctions from western countries that refused t...



russia's persecution of crimean tatars intensifying, says hrw




russia is persecuting crimean tatars for opposing moscow’s three-year occupation of the black sea peninsula at an increasing rate, human rights watch said in a new report tuesday.russia annexed crimea from ukraine in march 2014, which met with economic sanctions from western countries that refused...



russia promises un to end prison torture




russia will prosecute perpetrators of torture in its prisons, including guards caught on video beating an inmate that has led to a public outcry, the deputy justice minister told the united nations human rights watchdog this week.authorities detained six prison guards on monday, days after a video c...



widespread torture, extortion detailed in st. petersburg prisons




independent prison monitors have uncovered widespread abuse at several prisons and detention centers in st. petersburg that they say are part of a broader pattern of ill-treatment.allegations of torture in correctional facilities across russia have gained national attention after a leaked video show...



russian efforts to fight trafficking among global worst, report says




russia has one of the worst worldwide records in fighting forced labor and sex trafficking, according to an annual report from a u.s. government anti-trafficking agency. the annual u.s. state department trafficking in persons report ranks 187 countries and territories into four tiers, from countries...



'i’m not going anywhere until torture ends': russian activist speaks out




in december 2015, ildar dadin became the first person in russia to be convicted under article 212.1 — a controversial 2014 law that makes repeated violations of the country’s strict anti-protest legislation a criminal offense. he was sentenced to two and a half years for taking part in anti-gove...



life term for govt officials indulging in torture




recommending life in jail for public servants convicted of torture, the law commission said the government should ratify a un convention to tide over difficulties in extraditing criminals from foreign countries due to the absence of a law preventing harsh treatment by authorities.it also said in cas...



european investigators arrive in chechnya as 7 people abducted




members of a european torture prevention committee have been allowed into chechnya this week for inspections as reports surface that seven people were abducted in the southern russian republic last month.the delegation from the european committee for the prevention of torture is studying documents, ...



european investigators arrive in chechnya as 7 people abducted




members of a european torture prevention committee have been allowed into chechnya this week for inspections as reports surface that seven people were abducted in the southern russian republic last month.the delegation from the european committee for the prevention of torture is studying documents, ...



north korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked by us




pyongyang: north korean state media warned on tuesday of a nuclear attack on the united states at any sign of american aggression as a us navy strike group steamed toward the western pacific.us president donald trump, who has urged china to do more to rein in its impoverished ally and neighbour, sai...



russia, china coordinate to save highly endangered leopard




russia is coordinating efforts with china to monitor the population of a rare leopard that was on the brink of extinction in the late 1990s, according to a recent report on the results of conservation endeavors.the wild amur leopard subspecies is only known to reside in russia’s far eastern primor...



russian prison guards convicted in nationwide crackdown on torture




prison guards across russia have been convicted of ignoring the beatings and torture of inmates, days after a prison torture video sparked a national outcry.investigations into torture have surged since footage leaked last month of guards beating yevgeny makarov at a penal colony northeast of moscow...



en inde, un homme vole le rein de sa femme car sa belle-famille ne paye pas la d




une sordide affaire secoue le nord-est de l'inde. biswajit sarkar, le mari de rita sarkar, une jeune femme de 28 ans, a été arrêté par la police pour avoir orchestré l'enlèvement puis la vente d'un rein de son épouse. et ce parce que sa belle-famille n'avait pas payé la dot qu'elle lui devai...



russian prison guards convicted in nationwide crackdown on torture




prison guards across russia have been convicted of ignoring the beatings and torture of inmates, days after a prison torture video sparked a national outcry.investigations into torture have surged since footage leaked last month of guards beating yevgeny makarov at a penal colony northeast of moscow...



trump cia pick busted for destroying secret torture tapes




copied!trump’s pick to run the cia, gina haspel, helped destroy “torture tapes” and ran a bush-era “black site”. ari melber fact checks trump’s support for torture with this new nomination.mar.28.2018



russian prison guard sentenced for failing to report beating death




a prison guard in russia’s far east has received a 2.5 year suspended sentence for failing to report the 2016 beating death of an inmate.prison violence has become a hotly debated issue in russia after a graphic video of several guards beating a prisoner surfaced this month. russia has since promi...