Torture

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Immigration detainee not given new food because maggots ‘just on the vegetables’, report finds
Advocates say ombudsman’s findings lay bare ‘inhumane’ treatment in Australia’s detention centres

Adeshola Ore

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Dirty wee torturers’: Northern Irish man tells of British army abuse during Troubles
Jim Auld, 72, was one of 14 ‘hooded men’ subjected to interrogation methods since ruled as torture

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @10:56 AM

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Inadequate help for torture victims in UK immigration centres, watchdog finds
Borders inspector blames unfounded suspicions by ministers that detainees are gaming the system

Rajeev Syal

12, Jan, 2023 @2:29 PM

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Australia must end solitary confinement of children, UN committee against torture says
‘Serious concern’ raised about ‘very low’ age of criminal responsibility in report issued after suspended tour

Natasha May

29, Nov, 2022 @1:45 AM

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UK condemns ‘abhorrent’ torture of death row inmate in Saudi Arabia
Foreign Office minister says case of Hussein Abo al-Kheir raised ‘at highest level’ and demands end to executions

Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor

28, Nov, 2022 @8:35 PM

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Britain is a ‘bifurcated place nowadays’, says Julian Barnes
Author and patron for torture-survivor charity criticises politicians for encouraging ‘mean-spiritedness’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @3:44 PM

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Queensland to change laws that prevented UN inspectors entering mental health wards
Annastacia Palaszczuk says the restrictions will be removed this year to comply with Opcat treaty

Eden Gillespie

26, Oct, 2022 @4:18 AM

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Failure to allow full UN prison inspections risks Australia’s international standing, experts say
Australia joins Azerbaijan, Rwanda and Ukraine among nations to fail to provide full access after ratifying agreement

Tamsin Rose

24, Oct, 2022 @7:35 AM

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Malcolm Turnbull warns NSW and Queensland of ‘company they’re keeping’ by blocking UN prison inspectors
Former prime minister disappointed by states’ decisions to not allow full access to UN subcommittee on prevention of torture

Tamsin Rose and Eden Gillespie

20, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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NSW using prisoners as political pawns, critics say, after state refuses to let UN inspectors into detention facility
Queensland also revealed to be restricting access to mental health wards, despite Australia’s ratification of UN torture protocol

Tamsin Rose and Eden Gillespie

19, Oct, 2022 @9:19 PM

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‘Barbaric’ practices still used in Victorian prisons, human rights advocates say
Andrews government urged to establish independent watchdog to comply with anti-torture obligations ratified by Australia in 2017

Adeshola Ore

10, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Former Liberian rebel charged with war crimes awaits Paris trial
Kunti Kamara charged with torture, cannibalism and complicity in crimes against humanity during civil war between 1989 and 1996

Kim Willsher in Paris

09, Oct, 2022 @5:34 PM

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