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Four African-American Young Adults Charged for Assaulting a White Man

4 Young Adults Charged with Hate Crime over Chicago Torture Shown on Facebook

Cook Country prosecutors in Chicago, Illinois filed hate-crime charges against four African-American suspects who kidnapped an 18-year-old white man with special needs.

China Urged To Reveal Torture Methods In UN Human Rights Review

China Urged to Reveal Torture Methods in UN Human Rights Review

A human rights watchdog is challenging China to reveal its torture cases and methods and its promise to curb wrongful convictions at a key United Nations torture review which will be held in Geneva from November 17-18.

China police

China Aims to Stop Police Brutality by Filming Cops during Interrogation

As part of the ongoing anti-graft and wide-scale government reform initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2012, interrogation by local police of suspects would now be required to be videotaped.

Cheney Defiant on CIA Report

Cheney has no regrets: 'I would do it again in a minute'

Vice President Dick Cheney stuck to his guns in defending the CIA's interrogation techniques on detainees following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sunday, saying, "I would do it again in a minute."

Sen. Diane Feinstein

Sen. Diane Feinstein: Rectal Hydration Is Not a Medical Procedure, It’s Torture

Sen. Diane Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, pointed on Friday to a statement issued on Wednesday by the Physicians for Human Rights to debunk the claim by ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden that rectal hydration done on 9/11 suspects was a medical procedure and not a form of torture.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

CIA Torture Techniques Were Abhorrent, Director John Brennan Admits

Central Intelligence Agencey (CIA) Director John Brennan defended the agency on Thursday amid strong criticism it received after the Senate issued its report on the agency's use of torture during the George W. Bush years.

North Korea

UN Panel Backs Move To Refer North Korea's Human Rights 'Horror' To ICC

The United Nations (UN) panel on Tuesday voted to address North Korea's crimes against humanity by backing the push of more than 100 countries to send Kim Jong Un to the International Criminal Court.

The interior of a communal cellblock is seen at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in this file photo taken March 5, 2013.

U.S. Tells U.N. Torture Panel It Has Changed Interrogation Policy

U.S. officials told a United Nations panel Wednesday that the U.S. had tortured individuals under the Bush Administration following the Sept. 11 attacks, but was no longer doing so.

ISIL Militants Abused Kurdish Children -Human Rights Watch

The Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant (ISIL) militants, also known as Daesh, reportedly abused and tortured the Kurdish children they have captured earlier this year from the Syrian town of Kobani.


Father Invites Daughter's Rapist To Dinner, Kills Him

Enraged over the alleged rape of his 14-year-old daughter, a man in Delhi, India, confessed to inviting the perpetrator to dinner for the sole purpose of torturing him to death.

Lisa Coleman

Texas Woman Executed For Starvation, Torture, And Death Of 9-Year-Old Boy

A woman convicted for the death of her girlfriend's nine-year-old son was executed on Wednesday evening via lethal injection.


Nearly Half Of The World's Population Fear Torture, Says Amnesty International

A recent poll conducted by human rights organization Amnesty International showed on Tuesday that nearly half of the people around the world fear becoming a torture victim if arrested.

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