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Syrian opposition urges probe into torture charges

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 06:55

The Syrian opposition today called for an international inquiry into allegations of mass torture and killings of people detained by the regime.

Hong Kong mother accused of beating maids with mops, clothes hangers gets bail

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 17:43

A Hong Kong mother of two who a court heard punched her maids, beat them with mops and threatened to kill their relatives was released on bail on Wednesday after she was formally charged in a case that has triggered outrage.

Syria says torture report `politicised,` photos `fake`

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 14:23

Syria`s justice ministry on Wednesday dismissed a report alleging mass torture and killing by the country`s regime as "politicised" calling the shocking photos in the document "fake".

Syria torture report images `extremely disturbing`: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 06:05

Just a day before a marathon peace conference aimed at resolving Syrian crisis is scheduled to take place in Geneva, a report has blamed Syrian regime for systematically torturing and killing about 11,000 prison inmates.

Minor domestic help tortured, trader arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 17:17

In a shocking case, a 11-year-old domestic help was badly beaten up, kept starving for days and forcefully fed chillies allegedly by a local trader and his wife.

Probe ordered in Odisha boys` torture by RPF

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 13:25

Two minor boys, allegedly illegally detained and tortured by RPF personnel for seven days, were rescued in Odisha, an official said.

Woman alleges torture by police, HC seeks reply from chief cop

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 19:53

Delhi High Court has sought a response from the city police Commissioner on a woman`s plea alleging she and her daughter were tortured in a police station.

Syria jihadists torturing, killing detainees: Amnesty

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 09:46

Amnesty International accused an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Syria of abducting, torturing and killing detainees at secret prisons in areas under its control.

Couple booked for torturing minor domestic help

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 17:15

Police have booked a couple for allegedly torturing and blackmailing their minor tribal domestic help after shooting her nude picture at Belpahar in Jharsuguda district, police said on Monday.

Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: Study

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 14:25

Doctors and nurses tasked with monitoring the health of terror suspects were complicit in abuses committed at prisons run by the Pentagon and the CIA, an independent report said today.

Torture invoked in Guantanamo 9/11 hearing

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 08:48

Lawyers for the five men accused of the September 11, 2001 attacks invoked the UN Convention against Torture on Tuesday as a way to bring up their clients` alleged mistreatment in secret prisons.

Court asks police to probe of conditions of other maids

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 18:10

Delhi Police were asked by court to probe conditions of other girls employed through placement agency which had provided a maid allegedly assaulted and confined by her employer in a Vasant Kunj house.