Maoists allege torture by police while questioning

 Maoists, who were arrested two months ago from the city outskirts, on Thursday alleged that they were being tortured by Kerala police while in their custody and wanted to confess certain things, by threatening of dire consequences.

Poland says Washington stonewalling CIA jail investigation

The United States is ignoring a request from Poland to hand over the full version of a Senate report that could shed light on allegations the CIA abused al Qaeda suspects at a secret prison in the north of the country, according to Polish prosecutors.

MLA Somnath Bharti's wife approach police, undergoes medical examination

Wife of former Delhi Law Minister and AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, Lipika on Thursday filed a police complaint against him accusing him of "domestic violence" and "torture".

Last chance for Taiwan death row inmate after torture claims

Taiwan`s longest-serving death row prisoner, who says he confessed after being tortured, could be given a last chance of freedom in a case that has sparked criticism from rights groups.

DNA: Captain Saurabh Kalia's torture at the hands of Pakistani Army

Parents of Kargil martyr Saurabh Kalia on Monday thanked the Centre for indicating that it could approach the International Court of Justice against his brutal torture by Pakistan but said they will believe its assurances only if these are backed by concrete action.

DNA: Govt tests Maggi noodle samples from all states

Maggi brand ambassadors including Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit were Monday warned of action by the Central Government if the advertisements for the noodles were found to be misleading.
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Captain Saurabh Kalia case: Centre's stand to not approach ICJ is 'disgraceful', says Congress

The Congress party on Monday criticised the stand taken by the NDA Government at the Centre to not approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with respected to the alleged torture and killing of Kargil martyr Captain Saurabh Kalia by Pakistani forces, terming it a 'disgrace' to soldiers sacrificing their lives for the nation.

Torture, abuse of suspects widespread in China: NGO

Chinese police carry out "appalling" torture of criminal suspects, campaigners said Wednesday, as they released a report detailing Beijing`s failure to combat abusive interrogations.

Egypt jails 14 policemen, doctor for torture deaths

Egypt`s top court on Sunday sentenced 14 policemen and a doctor to jail terms for torturing two prisoners to death in 2006, a judicial official said.

Two girls allege misbehaviour and torture by Delhi police

Two girls have alleged misbehaviour and torture by Sub inspector, Rajveer of Delhi police.

Exhibition showcases torture by Pakistani army during 1971 war

Pictures of mounds of rotten human bodies in the villages, thousands of refugees entering into Indian bordering states in from now Bangladesh in 1971 will showcase the barbaric torture perpetrated by the Pakistani army on lakhs of people during a three-day exhibition here.

Six charged in France for holding woman as sex slave: Officials

Six men and women were charged Sunday for the rape and torture of a young woman allegedly held as a sex slave in France for more than a month, beaten and forced to engage in bestiality.

Nearly 13,000 Syrians killed by regime torture since 2011

Nearly 13,000 Syrians, including 108 children, have been tortured to death in government prisons since the uprising began in March 2011, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Not averse to visits by UN Special Rapporteurs: India

A UN Special Rapporteur on torture has accused India of being "unresponsive" to his requests to visit the country, a claim rejected by India which said it had extended a standing invitation to UN experts to visit India on a mutually convenient time.

UN report finds torture still widespread in Afghan jails

 Afghan authorities tortured or mistreated more than a third of nearly 800 suspected Taliban-linked detainees who human rights investigators were able to interview, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan making progress reducing detainee torture: UN

 The Afghan government is making progress in reducing the torture of conflict detainees, the UN said Wednesday, though more than a third still suffer mistreatment.

`Tortured` Indonesia maid`s employer guilty: Hong Kong judge

A Hong Kong woman was found guilty Tuesday of severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that dominated headlines and sparked international outrage.

16-year-old girl tortured, raped by clergyman; arrested

A 16-year-old girl from Hooghly-based rehabilitation home for women was allegedly raped and tortured for a month by a clergyman, police said on Wednesday.

South Africa's "Prime Evil" apartheid killer freed on parole

Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed `Prime Evil` for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison.

West Bengal: BJP supporter threatens to stage sit-in before SP's office

A BJP supporter, who was allegedly tortured by police at her residence in Birbhum district last week, on Wednesday threatened to launch a protest outside the district SP office if accused persons were not arrested soon.