Torture

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'Hell scared': how a terrified homeless boy found himself locked up alone in the 'hole'
The child’s story: Louie has been in and out of juvenile detention most of his young adult life. He tells of how he’d pretend to be on the phone to family just to stay a few minutes longer out of solitary

Laura Murphy-Oates

17, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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China's treatment of Uighurs amounts to torture, says Dominic Raab
Foreign secretary sets out measures to ensure UK companies cannot profit from forced labour in Xinjiang

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Jan, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Fazel Chegeni wanted 'nothing but peace'. Instead he died alone in Australia's island prison
The fate of the Iranian refugee was entirely predictable to those who knew him. Five years on, the whole terrible truth of his death in immigration detention can finally be told

Ben Doherty

18, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Kidnap, torture, murder: the plight of Pakistan’s thousands of disappeared
Despite promises in opposition to end enforced abduction by the security forces, under Imran Khan’s government numbers have increased

Hannah Ellis-Petersen and a reporter in Quetta

14, Dec, 2020 @6:15 AM

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‘My goal is justice for all Syrians’: one man’s journey from jail to witness for the prosecution
Anwar al-Bunni devoted his life to human rights in Syria. Now in exile in Germany, he is part of a landmark first prosecution for war crimes against Bashar al-Assad’s regime

Emma Graham-Harrison

12, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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‘He was nine’: The Saudi minors still on death row despite royal decree
Saudi Arabia announced it would end capital punishment for juvenile crimes, but campaigners fear at least 10 prisoners could be executed

Ruth Michaelson

23, Nov, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Rights group seeks to use UK sanctions to stop abuse of Turkish lawyers
Arrested Lawyers Initiative gathering evidence on hundreds jailed or awaiting trial

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

22, Oct, 2020 @11:21 AM

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Starmer's 'abstentionism' treads a fine line between election viability and party unity | Sienna Rodgers
The Labour leader seeks to convince voters his party can be trusted – without sparking a rebellion from leftwing MPs, says LabourList editor Sienna Rodgers

Sienna Rodgers

20, Oct, 2020 @4:39 PM

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Labour is standing by as the government sanctions state violence against its citizens | Owen Jones
Where is the opposition to a bill that will make it legal for undercover agents to commit sexual assault, torture and murder, asks Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

06, Oct, 2020 @1:14 PM

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The British government is preparing to break the law again – this time on torture | Shami Chakrabarti
A new bill plans to ignore conventions protecting both military and civilians in overseas operations, says former shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti

22, Sep, 2020 @5:51 PM

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Rifkind criticises bill to restrict British soldiers being tried for torture
Former defence secretary says move puts UK’s position as a champion of rule of law at risk

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

21, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

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The UK government is attempting to bend the rules on torture | Nicholas Mercer
The overseas operations bill promises to end ‘vexatious’ prosecutions of soldiers, but it is far more sinister than that, says Nicholas Mercer, who was a senior military legal adviser during the Iraq war of 2003

Nicholas Mercer

20, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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