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Syria defector shows war `torture` photos to US lawmakers

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:23

US lawmakers saw graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria as an Army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph.

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 06:29

Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group has said.

Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug `clinic` prescribes torture

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:13

Hashish addict Noor Rehman has spent three years chained to a concrete slab covered by insects.

Newly-wed woman raped by brother-in-law; tortured by in-laws

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:30

A 19-year-old newly-wed woman was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law at Bhiwandi town in the district and was subjected to torture by her husband and other members of his family, police said.

Torture in Northern Ireland sanctioned by minister: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 04:52

Torture methods used during internment of Irish nationalists at the height of the Northern Irish Troubles were sanctioned by the British government minister, an Irish television documentary has claimed.

US House urges China to stop Tiananmen censorship

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 05:05

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday urged China to stop censoring news about the Tiananmen Square crackdown as authorities enforced a tight blackout ahead of the 25th anniversary.

Ex-MP Dhananjay Singh`s interim bail extended

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 19:49

A court extended till August 18 the interim bail granted to former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, accused in a rape case. However, he will remain in jail as another court sent him to judicial custody in the maid torture case.

Palestinians adopt UN human rights treaties

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 23:19

Palestine on Friday became a formal party to five global treaties banning torture and racial discrimination, and protecting the rights of women, children and the disabled, the UN said.

`Tortured` Indonesian maid makes it to Time`s Top 100

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 17:32

Time magazine has named an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer as one of the world`s 100 most influential people, shining a spotlight on the city`s treatment of its migrant workers.

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.

Gwyneth Paltrow `embarrassingly` forces pals to watch her old flicks

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:54

Gwyneth Paltrow decided to torture her friends, when she held a `home film festival` and made them sit through a marathon of her old films at her NYC`s mansion.

US senators to demand release of `torture report`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:31

A US Senate panel appears likely to demand the release of a contentious torture report that has sharply divided lawmakers and the CIA.