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.

Opposition slams Mamata Banerjee over woman's torture by Bengal police

Strongly condemning the alleged torture of a housewife by police in West Bengal`s Birbhum district, the BJP, Congress and the CPI-M Monday slammed the Mamata Banerjee government and demanded action against the police officials.

CIA says its inspector general is resigning at end of month

CIA inspector general David Buckley, who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress over the handling of records of the CIA`s detention and interrogation activities, is resigning effective January 31, the CIA said on Monday.

Inquiry clears British soldiers of murder and torture of Iraqis

 Allegations that British troops killed captured Iraqi prisoners and tortured or seriously abused others after a battle in 2004 were “baseless”, a long-running inquiry concluded on Wednesday. 

Romania to make public any CIA torture site details: Premier

 Prime Minister Victor Ponta said Romania will make public any details it has about the secret CIA detention centres it allegedly hosted, although his government has already said it has "no proof" of such prisons. 

Romania 'to clear up' allegations over CIA prisons

Romania is "ready to clear up" allegations that the country hosted secret CIA detention centres, the foreign ministry said Tuesday -- though it stressed that Bucharest had "no proof" such prisons existed.

Half believe CIA interrogation methods justified: Poll

 

Washington: About half of Americans believe that the CIA was justified in its harsh interrogation methods of "war on terror" detainees, a poll found Monday, days after a damning US report revealed harrowing details of torture.

North Korea asks UN Security Council to discuss CIA torture

North Korea on Monday urged the UN Security Council to urgently discuss CIA torture revelations as it sought to block an Australian-led bid to address Pyongyang`s rights record at the top UN body.