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UNHR chief condemns `routine` torture in Syria detention facilities

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 14:11

The United Nation`s human rights chief has condemned the `routine` use of torture in detention facilities in Syria.

Greenpeace sues Russia over Arctic Sunrise detention

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 17:53

Greenpeace is suing Russia before the European Court of Human Rights for detaining its members during a protest last year against Arctic drilling, the environmental lobby group said on Monday.

Ukraine court hears Tymoshenko detention appeal

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 16:17

A Ukrainian court began hearing an appeal Tuesday by jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko to relax her detention conditions, two months into a protest movement she has vocally supported.

Pakistan ammends terror detention ordinance

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 01:33

Pakistan has amended a controversial ordinance to allow security forces to detain terror suspects for over 90 days without trial.

Israel orders migrants to new detention facility

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 06:48

An Israeli official says authorities have begun ordering hundreds of African migrants to report to a new detention center in the country`s southern desert while it seeks to find them a place to settle.

Minority detention: Narendra Modi writes to PM, slams Shushilkumar Shinde

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 15:19

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has slammed Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde`s advisory to the states to release wrongfully detained "minority youth" and has sought PM Manmohan Singh`s intervention in the matter.

Be `careful` while arresting minorities: Shinde tells CMs

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 14:31

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday reiterated Centre`s stand against illegal detention of youth of minority communities.

Thousands of African migrants protest Israel detention policy

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 15:02

Thousands of African migrants, many holding banners demanding freedom for compatriots jailed by Israel, protested on Sunday in a Tel Aviv square against a new open-ended detention law which allows migrants to be sent to a desert prison.

US sends 3 Uighur Guantanamo prisoners to Slovakia

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 21:00

The government of Slovakia has taken three more prisoners from Guantanamo, helping the US get closer to its goal of shutting the prison on the base in Cuba.

Four immigrants sew mouths shut in protest at Italy detention

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 03:43

Four North Africans held in a migrant centre on the outskirts of Rome have sewn their lips together in protest at their lengthy detention, Italian news agency ANSA reported on Saturday.

Nativity scenes at Guantanamo spark protest

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 08:19

Some troops at Guantanamo Bay want the US Navy to remove Nativity scenes and Christmas decorations from two base dining facilities, saying they improperly promote Christianity over other faiths.

Accused September 11 attacker expelled from Guantanamo courtroom

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 08:47

An accused conspirator in the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington was expelled from a courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal for being disruptive.