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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    China's Supreme People's Court calls for end to torture in new guidelines

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Top court guidelines call for an end to torture The mainland's top court has issued guidelines that appear to signal its resolve to boost transparency and ensure fair use of judicial authority. The Supreme People's Court said in the guidelines issued yesterday that the practice of using torture to extract evidence must be eliminated and cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1362330/chinas-supreme-peoples-court-calls-end-torture-new-guidelines
  2. To the letter

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... First came the realisation W is M upside down. Then the penny dropped that both letters could be used to create a wacky magazine rack. The acrylic Wag rack (HK$350), by Catherine Mui for Goodss (www.e-goodss.com), can be squeezed and stretched to fit publ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579016/letter
  3. News - World

    CIA tortured prisoners and lied to US Justice Department, Senate report says

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:13pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington CIA tortured prisoners and lied about it to US Justice Department so it could get legal cover, according to Senate investigation of the spy agency Black ... on suspected terrorists. The finding challenges the key defence on which the agency and the administration of US president George W.Bush relied in arguing that the methods did not constitute torture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476908/cia-tortured-prisoners-and-lied-us-justice-department-senate-report-says
  4. News - World - TORTURE

    Democrats reject ex-CIA chief Michael Hayden's jibe at 'emotional' Dianne Feinstein over Senate torture report

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington 'Emotional' jibe at Feinstein rejected Leading US Democrats have sharply criticised a former CIA chief for suggesting that a Senate panel's disputed torture report was motivated by the "emotional feeling" of the senator who chairs the committee, not by a desire for objectivity. The Senate intelligence committee's report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1470002/democrats-reject-ex-cia-chief-michael-haydens-jibe-emotional-dianne
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Talented but tortured designer YSL fitting subject of two new films

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram Talented but tortured French designer Yves Saint Laurent is the fitting subject for two films, writes James Mottram Made to measure Ever since Marion Cotillard warbled her way to an Oscar as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose in 2007, French cinema has been tackling the nation's 20th-century icons with gusto. From singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg (in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1464706/talented-tortured-designer-ysl-fitting-subject-two-new-films
  6. News - China Insider - LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Chinese prosecutors 'worse than police' in torturing suspects for confessions: legal experts

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 07:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The illegal practice of extracting confessions by use of torture is being employed less and less by regular police, but instead is being increasingly adopted ... branches are heading backwards when it comes to the practice of extorting confessions using torture,” said Wang Shaotao, a deputy director of the Yunnan Provincial Lawyers Association. “Abuses have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1450863/forced-confessions-prosecuting-bodies-rise-china
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia to probe officers for alleged torture

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 05:38pm by Associated Press in Jakarta

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta Indonesia says it will investigate uniformed officers shown in a blurry video torturing four tied-up suspected terrorists in Central Sulawesi province. National police spokesman Brigadier-General Boy Rafli Amar said on Tuesday that the footage was shot in Poso during a counter terrorism operation at an Islamic boarding school in 2007. It was recently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1179839/indonesia-probe-officers-alleged-torture
  8. News - World - CANADA

    Band bills Pentagon for using its music to torture Gitmo inmates

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Montreal Torture music band bills Pentagon A Canadian hard-rock band claims it sent the Pentagon a US$666,000 (HK$5.2 million) bill after a former Guantanamo Bay guard said the US military used their music to torture inmates. Skinny Puppy found out their music was blasted out at the detention centre in southern Cuba by a former guard who was a fan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424209/band-bills-pentagon-using-its-music-torture-gitmo-inmates
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Woman executed in Texas for murder and torture

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Huntsville, Texas Woman executed in Texas for 1998 murder A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage has been put to death in a rare execution of a female prisoner. The lethal injection of Suzanne Basso, 59, made her only the 14th woman executed in the United States since the Supreme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1422134/woman-executed-texas-murder-and-torture
  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian activist's torture stirs protesters' fears over use of hit squads

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 11:22am by AFP and AP

    ... Agencies in Kiev US and EU back 'people of Ukraine' as opposition voices fears of civil war and claims government was behind torture of an abducted activist Russia and the West ... intervention to end anti-government protests. The angry exchanges came a day after bloody images emerged of Ukrainian opposition supporter Dmytro Bulatov, who says he was abducted and tortured for more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1418386/ukrainian-activists-torture-stirs-protesters-fears-over-use-hit-squads

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