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  1. Making the transition to 'clean' torture

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo There is a widely held belief that democratic governments do not, with some exceptions, sanction torture and that only authoritarian or dictatorial ones such as China, Iran ... that torture is an integral part of the United States' so-called 'war on terror' and its worldwide system of detention and interrogation. It documents the torture and mistreatment of 14 ...

  2. Torture: the evil that is never far away

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Robert Hanlon

    ... Robert Hanlon As another International Day for Victims of Torture approaches (on Thursday), a question many may ask is: why should they care? As if there aren't enough things in life to worry about, torture is often the farthest thing from our minds. And, for good reason, as it happens to be a very unpleasant topic. Yet, torture is something that happens on a daily basis ...

  3. A ticking bomb

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Of all the words said and written about torture in the current debate, very few looked at the history of the birth, in 1984, of the UN's Convention Against Torture ... of torture'. Not even the 'ticking bomb' argument can override this law of the world. Do we think today that our representatives in 1984 had not considered the argument that, in extremis, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. first person

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Philip Wong Wing-hong, 30, marine mammal supervisor at Ocean Park, helped care for Siu Tik, a rare rough-toothed dolphin that died last month despite the efforts of Mr Wong and his colleagues. Losing Siu Tik was like losing a friend ...

  7. News - China - JUSTICE

    Petitioner alleges police torture

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Man protesting against alleged land theft claims officers abused him and his son Petitioner alleges police torture A 55-year-old father of two, Chen Fengqiang, has claimed he and his mentally disabled, eight-year-old foster son were tortured under interrogation in a Zhuhai police station after being dragged away while petitioning in Guangzhou ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines police tortured suspects, says human rights official

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:11am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Officers south of Manila spun a wheel to decide what form of violence they would use on detainees, human rights officials say Police use 'torture wheel' with suspects Philippine police officers played a "wheel of torture" game to have fun and punish criminal suspects during interrogations, including bouts of punching named after boxing star ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Torture scars are invisible on dark skin

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:04am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani That's right, blame it on her dark skin. That is what immigration director Eric Chan Kwok-ki did when asked why his staff did not notice the horrific torture scars ... cannot tell the difference between torture marks and a skin disease? The truth is our officers ask questions only when dark-skinned people arrive. They couldn't care less when they leave. ...




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