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Interpol’s president: alleged torturer rises as symbol of UAE soft power
Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi’s election has raised concerns about human rights and the surveillance state

Ruth Michaelson

25, Nov, 2021 @6:40 PM

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Former Oklahoma jail detainees say officers played Baby Shark song as ‘torture tactic’
Plaintiffs charge they were subject to physical abuse and forced to stand for hours listening to children’s song played at high volume

Gloria Oladipo

05, Nov, 2021 @2:54 PM

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Biden administration fights to keep details of CIA torture of detainee secret
Supreme court to hear case of Abu Zubaydah, a Palestinian held at Guantánamo Bay and allegedly tortured at a ‘black site’ in Poland

Staff and agencies in Washington

06, Oct, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Inside the CIA’s secret Kabul base, burned out and abandoned in haste
A Taliban commander invited the media to inspect the site where America plotted killing raids and tortured prisoners

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul

03, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘We were punch bags’: North Korean prison beatings form of torture, says UN
Reports of forced labour and severe punishments for detainees add to growing evidence of abuses worsening during the pandemic

Lizzy Davies

27, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The woman on a mission to expose torture in Thailand’s troubled south
Despite the risks, Anchana Heemmina wants justice for victims of the Malay Muslims’ decades-old insurgency – and for herself

Caleb Quinley

17, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Sex workers fighting for human rights among world’s most ‘at risk activists’
Exclusive: Front Line Defenders report says rights defenders working in sex industry face ‘targeted attacks’ around the world

Sarah Johnson

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Giulio Regeni’s last messages before his death in Egypt counter spy claims
Facebook messages from the Italian student killed in Cairo in 2016 show his concerns about studying in the country

Anthony Harwood

14, Jun, 2021 @8:55 AM

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China’s Uyghurs living in a ‘dystopian hellscape’, says Amnesty report
Widespread internment, torture and rights abuses have been claimed by former detainees as Beijing continues a policy of denial

Sarah Johnson

10, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Experience: I was an imam at Guantánamo Bay
The official military line was that torture did not happen. As an insider, I knew this was a lie

James Yee

04, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘They tortured me,’ Australian Yang Hengjun says as he awaits verdict after trial in China
Australian writer says he fears hidden cameras captured forced confessions during interrogations

Ben Doherty

30, May, 2021 @11:59 PM

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Ugandan president’s son named in ICC complaint over abductions and abuse
Muhoozi Kainerugaba leads Special Forces Command, an elite military unit blamed for widespread abuses

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

03, May, 2021 @4:00 AM

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