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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US court denies suit against Rumsfeld for torture of US citizens in Iraq

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Chicago

    ... Reuters in Chicago Court throws out torture suit against Rumsfeld Two American citizens cannot sue former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over allegations that they were tortured ... which have also rejected suits for damages against US officials over allegations of torture. In the latest case, the two men worked for a private security company in Iraq in 2006 and said ...

  2. News - World - BRAZIL

    Soldiers occupy Rio de Janeiro slums ahead of Brazil's World Cup debut

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 08:01pm by AP

    ... that the police's tactics are heavy-handed. More than 20 officers who patrolled in Rio's largest slum, Rocinha, are facing charges for the torture, disappearance and presumed death of a slum resident ...

  3. News - World - KENYA

    Britain gives green light to compensate Kenyan torture victims

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Negotiations to start with defendants over their treatment during detention in Mau Mau revolt UK to compensate torture victims Britain is negotiating ... they have a case are free to take it to the courts. The High Court last year heard allegations that Paulo Muoka Nzili, Wambugu Wa Nyingi and Jane Muthoni Mara were subjected to torture and sexual ...

  4. News - World - POLITICS

    US senator Dianne Feinstein accuses CIA of intimidating those probing it

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:58am by AP

    ... the CIA of potentially violating the US constitution and of criminal activity in its attempts to obstruct her committee's investigations into the agency's use of torture. She described ... SENATOR Her unprecedented public assault on the CIA represented an intensification of the row between the committee and the agency over a still-secret report on the torture of terrorist suspects ...

  5. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria police investigate rotting bodies in 'house of horrors'

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AFP

    ... in all its ramifications," she said. Victims of kidnapping in Nigeria are often tortured or sacrificed in black magic rituals. Media have also reported cases of human body parts being sold ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi's 'socialism only way' remarks get mixed reaction at home

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 01:05pm by Adrian Wan

    ... tortured past fraught with foreign invasions. Now that the nation's destiny was back in its own hands, the Chinese people wanted peace and opposed war, which explained China's ...

  7. Interrogations to be videotaped

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to all mainland prisons and especially detention houses, which are infamous for the use of torture to extract confessions. But internet users have expressed doubts, noting the absence of any ... illegal, torture is reportedly commonly used by law enforcement authorities on the mainland, which has led to numerous deaths in custody under suspicious circumstances. A 24-year-old Yunnan man ...

  8. Torture Team

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Torture Team by Philippe Sands Penguin, HK$142 Philippe Sands kicks off Torture Team with a memorandum to Donald Rumsfeld from Jim Haynes, legal counsel to the former US ... into how torture came to be sanctioned, in contravention of Geneva Convention rights, produces discomfiting reading. It is made even more unsettling by his description of what happened to a guinea ...

  9. Anti-torture measures in works, paper says

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The mainland will soon release a judicial document that will for the first time spell out that confessions obtained through torture will not be admissible evidence in court, according to The Southern Metropolis News. Even though the mainland criminal code has long banned torture during the questioning of suspects, and even made it a criminal offence, forced confessions ...

  10. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    In full: Relatives' letter to China special envoy on the search for MH370

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:09am

    ... and in blood. But the handling of the missing plane incident by the Malaysia government has tortured us more, and we would like to tell you how we feel. We feel suspicious about the motives of Malaysia ... As families of the passengers, we have to express our anger and disappointment towards the handling of MH370 incident by the Malaysian government after going through the pain and torture for 18 days. ...




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