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  1. Let your conscience be your guide

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... terror. Mr Lee is a distinguished barrister, so he understands these legal concepts far better than I do. The Geneva Conventions, a myriad of international conventions against torture and habeas ... across Europe to hold, interrogate and torture terror suspects without any legal accountability. Rendition, once a perfectly legal form of extradition of suspects to the US from a third country, ...

  2. US must abide by rules in treating detainees

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is more than 18 months since a report by the International Committee of the Red Cross, describing interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay as tantamount to torture, added weight ... because of the persistent allegations of torture, repugnant as they are. The fresh claims are a reminder that US President George W. Bush's 'war on terror' has lost its way. ...

  3. Police 'out of control' in Sri Lanka

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... rights lawyers claimed yesterday. The allegations came as a leading Asian rights group released its second report on torture by Sri Lanka's 60,000 police, noting there had been little change in attitudes in the intervening two years. Produced from findings by the Hong Kong-based Asian Legal Resource Centre, the report entitled, Endemic Torture and the Collapse of Policing in Sri Lanka, ...

  4. Beheadings linked to torture claim

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The Philippine military is investigating whether the recent beheading of five soldiers by Abu Sayyaf extremists was partly in retaliation for the alleged torture ... also said a link between the torture in Basilan and the beheadings in neighbouring Jolo island was possible. 'We don't want to speculate but if true, it is forbidden [in Islam],' ...

  5. The Interrogator's War: Inside the Secret War Against Al Qaeda

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Joshua Samuel Brown

    ... his unit from any tactics that even remotely amount to 'putting the dagger on the table', a euphemism for threatening a prisoner with physical harm. Still, the spectre of torture ... to be reassured that 'our side' is fundamentally good, that we're not the torturers, not the terrorists. If you need to believe this, then The Interrogator's War may well fill ...

  6. Tortured by the sadness of war

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Burning Mountain L.J. Adlington Published by Hodder Children's Books ISBN 978 0 340 95682 3 Teenage novels as powerful and intelligent as Lucy Adlington's Burning Mountain don't come along very often. When they do, they remind y ...

  7. Torture a way of life in Asia, say activists

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Torture has become a normal way of maintaining law and order in many parts of Asia, according to a human rights organisation speaking out ahead of today's international awareness day targeting the practice. The Christian-backed Asian Human Rights Commission wants the UN Human Rights Council now meeting in Geneva to investigate the use of torture in member ...

  8. Imam tortured, beheaded by marines: rebels

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Muslim rebels who killed 14 Philippine marines last week claimed yesterday that the soldiers had abducted and tortured an imam, whose body was found alongside those of the troops. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) official Muhammad Ameen said members of the First Marine Brigade had 'forcibly abducted' imam Hakim Ali, known as Alkanul, from his home ...

  9. Vigilance is important in war against torture

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Torture is one of the most profound human rights abuses, yet few Asian governments have bothered to properly protect their citizens against it. Across the region each year, tens ... Some governments have signed and ratified the United Nations' Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, but this alone is no guarantee ...

  10. Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the blogger writes. 'Fine. Today's lesson: don't rape, don't torture, don't kill and get out while you can- while it still looks like you have a choice... Chaos? Civil war? Bloodshed? We'll take our chances- just take your puppets, your tanks, your smart weapons, your dumb politicians, your lies, your empty promises, your rapists, your sadistic torturers ...




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