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Torture

2020

28

Jul

Racist torture in Paris prison cells

More than 200 French the police officers are accused with torture and ill-treatment at the Paris Court, with the complaint of Police Commissioner Amar Benmohamed, who was on duty at the judicial law enforcement agency. It was stated that the police officers under the investigation made racist insults to the detainees, deprived detainees of food […]

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Country: France
Source: SP , SP

2019

05

Dec

What the C.I.A.’s torture program looked like to the tortured

Drawings done in captivity by the first prisoner known to undergo “enhanced interrogation” portray his account of what happened to him in vivid and disturbing ways. One shows the prisoner nude and strapped to a crude gurney, his entire body clenched as he is waterboarded by an unseen interrogator. Another shows him with his wrists […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , NYT

31

May

$6.75 million settlement paid to family of Milwaukee inmate who died of dehydration

The children of Terrill Thomas, who died of dehydration in a Milwaukee jail in 2016 after correctional officers turned off his cell’s water supply for a week, will receive $6.75 million in a settlement with Milwaukee County and Armor Correctional Health Services, a private company that provided health care at the jail. The settlement, reached in […]

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Country: United States
Source: Independent , NewYork Times

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