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Torture

2019

07

May

Trump pardons ex-army soldier convicted of killing Iraqi man

President Trump granted a full pardon to a former Army lieutenant who previously served five years in prison for fatally shooting an Iraqi man in American custody. During a deployment in Iraq in 2008, First Lt. Michael Behenna and his platoon believed the man, Ali Mansur, was a terrorist linked to Al Qaeda. They took […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , NY Times

05

Apr

Belgium apology for mixed-race kidnappings in colonial era

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has apologised for the kidnapping of thousands of children born to mixed-race couples during colonial rule in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda. The “métis” children born to Belgian settlers and local women were forcibly taken to Belgium and fostered by Catholic orders and other institutions. About 20,000 children are believed […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: BBC , BBC

22

Mar

US-backed PKK carries out brutal massacre in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

U.S.-backed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists have murdered hundreds of innocent civilians in its latest attacks on Syria under the pretext of fighting Daesh. Horrific images have emerged of the aftermath of the PKK attack on the Baghouz enclave in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor, showing hundreds of corpses, once more revealing the brutality of the terror […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA

07

Mar

GOP senator reveals she was sexually assaulted when she served in the military

Freshman Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona revealed Wednesday that she was raped while she served in the military. McSally, who is a Republican, made the revelation during a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing on sexual assault in the military. McSally said to witnesses present, “So like you, I am also a military sexual assault survivor,” […]

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Country: United States
Source: Milliyet , CNN

20

Feb

Norwegian armed forces see disturbing wave of reported rapes, sexual assault

Almost 170 soldiers of Norway’s peacetime strength of 16,000 claim they have been raped or suffered attempted raped in the past year alone. Experts found it particularly conspicuous that nearly half of the alleged victims were men. A major survey carried out by the Norwegian Armed Forces has uncovered an alarming incidence of sexual assault, with rape or […]

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Country: Norway
Source: TRT Haber , Sputnik

2018

18

Oct

Guantanamo prison to remain open ’25 years or more’

Former president Barack Obama had vowed to close the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but now it will stay open for at least 25 years, the officer in charge of the facility said Tuesday. Rear Admiral John Ring said the prison, which holds several alleged plotters of the 9/11 attacks, is focused on […]

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Country: United States
Source: France 24 , Sputnik

18

Oct

Norway apologizes to mistreated war-time ‘German girls’

Norway on Wednesday officially apologized for the “shameful treatment” of Norwegian women targeted for reprisals for their intimate relations with German soldiers during the country’s wartime occupation. Between 30,000 to 50,000 Norwegians, commonly labelled the “German girls”, were involved with occupying troops during the Second World War, according to estimates from Norway’s Center for Holocaust […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Gulf News

11

Oct

MI5 provides immunity for agents’ criminal acts, tribunal told

MI5 grants its informants legal cover to participate in crimes that may extend to murder, torture and sexual assaults, a tribunal has heard. The policy, in existence since the early 1990s, is likely to have enabled the Security Service to conceal wide ranging illegal activity, Ben Jaffey QC, representing an alliance of human rights group, told […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

13

Sep

France admits torture during Algeria’s war of independence

France acknowledged for the first time it was responsible for systematic torture during the Algerian war of independence in the mid-1950s. President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that Maurice Audin, a communist pro-independence activist who disappeared in 1957, “died under torture stemming from the system instigated while Algeria was part of France”. Macron, who paid a visit […]

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Country: France
Source: Al Jazeera , Sputnik

17

Aug

Declassified cables detail torture CIA Director Haspel supervised at black site

“Current CIA director Gina Haspel described graphic acts of deliberate physical torture including the waterboarding of a suspected Al-Qa’ida terrorist under her supervision when she was chief of base at a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002, according to declassified CIA cables,” the National Security Archive, a nonprofit group, said in a press release accompanying the documents posted on Friday. Al-Qaeda* suspect Abd al-Rahim […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik