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Zimbabwe: Security forces must be held accountable for killing civilians

Amnesty International has tasked Zimbabwean authorities to act swiftly to ensure security forces are held to account for ongoing brutal human rights violations,...

Turkish teacher tells story of horrific torture under 30-day police detention in Ankara

“I was subjected to severe torture. They threatened me, saying, ‘Either you will talk or you’re going to die.’ After they tortured me, they...
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Niger: Over hundred Sudanese Nationals Face Deportation to Libya

More than a hundred Sudanese nationals arrested in Niger are at risk of serious abuses including unlawful detention in harsh conditions, torture and other...

Zambia’s human rights body hails plans to criminalize torture

Zambia's human rights body on Tuesday hailed plans by the government to criminalize torture. On Monday, Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga said cabinet has approved...

Amnesty reports exposes war crimes against Boko Haram in Cameroon

Detainees subjected to severe beatings, agonising stress positions and drownings, with some tortured to death Widespread torture at 20 sites, including four military bases, two...
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Viewpoint: Africa, Russia, United States Imperialism and the Bankruptcy of the ICC

A recent article published in the New York Times appears to suggest that the United States will be investigated by the Netherlands-based International Criminal...
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UN commends Ghana for fighting torture

"This is a major advance in the fight against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatments," Andrea Ori, Head of OHCHR West Africa...
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Al Jazeera in a chat with Libyan CIA torture victims

• Al Jazeera speaks to the former secret prisoners, including two Libyans who opposed Gaddafi “In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things...

Humphrey Matey Kofie On Torture A reality or a Misconception

Generally, torture is absolutely prohibited or outlawed under both domestic and international laws. Article 1 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman...
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Africa’s Anti-torture laws under study by experts

Speaking at a regional seminar on the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI), she said such legislation should ensure among other things that no exceptional...
Amnesty Launches 2015 Report On Human Rights

AI reports of more than 98 States torture of Citizens

Amnesty International (AI) has released its Report for 2015 to 2016 on the international protection of human rights, with a call on governments to...

Widows protest against police brutality in kaduna

Clad in black attires the widows marched through a major highway in Kamazo area and also went to the house of the village head...

Zimbabwe rights body urges enabling legislation to deal with torture

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission chairperson Elasto Mugwadi said Friday Zimbabwe is unable to decisively deal with perpetrators of torture due to lack of...

Human Rights groups condemn human rights violations perpetrated by Uwadi and Iwuoha

A Coalition of International Human Rights groups, yesterday revealed that it has formally written to the Nigeria National Human Rights Commission, NHRC condemning the...

Market Leader, Others Remanded in Prison For Torturing Woman

Ten persons were, on Tuesday, arraigned by the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, before Justice OluwatoyinIpaye, in connection with the torture of three...
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Chadian court to rule on case of Hissene Habre accomplices

Chad's Court of Appeal will this Wednesday deliver its verdict in the case facing senior officials of the secret police service of Chad's ex-president...
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Jose Mario Vaz wants an end to human rights violations

President Jose Mario Vaz of Guinea Bissau has challenged ECOWAS citizens to contribute to the creation in the region of an environment of ?zero...

Lagos to sue 10 Persons for torturing Ejigbo Market Women

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Lagos state, has stated that it will charge 10 suspects in connection with the February 11, 2013...
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Akyem Ofoase Boko Haram must be checked now

This is a video of Akyem Ofoase Boko Haram in Ghana?s Eastern region subjecting a female victim to beatings for allegedly buying food from...
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US on high security alert

Security has been stepped up at US facilities around the world ahead of the release of a report expected to reveal details of harsh...
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Child torturing maid bows head in shame

The house maid who was recently captured on CCTV meting violence against a one-and half-year-old baby in Naalya, Wakiso district has been convicted by...

The Era Of Torture In Nigerjia Must Stop

The next few months will determine whether Chinwe?s life is changed forever. Accused of murder by a corrupt and brutal police force, he faces...

UN Human Rights Groups Halts Azerbaijan Visit

A United Nations human rights body today announced that it has decided to suspend its visit to Azerbaijan due to obstructions it encountered in...

This teenage boy arrested for being a suspected militant

This teenage boy arrested for being a suspected militant had melted plastic poured on his back in 2013 Torture has become such an integral part...

Syria use of torture condemned by 7 UN rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the rampant use of torture, including allegedly of children, in detention facilities across Syria by Government...

Pictures of wanted suspects in relation to torture released

As part of the continuing enquiry into the torture of Ejigbo Market women, the Nigeria Police has obtained the pictures and descriptions of the...

Nigeria finally lays hands on pictures of market women torture suspects

As part of the continuing enquiry into the torture of Ejigbo Market women, the Nigeria Police Force on Friday announced that ?it has obtained...

UN Findings Reveal Severe Cases Of Torture In Ghanaian Prisons

The UN?s special rappoteur on torture, Juan Mendez has been in the country since November 7 to assess the levels of cruel or inhuman...

Some Document on Judgement Debts At AG’s Dept Missing

Sole Commisioner Justice Yaw Apau The Attorney General?s Department (AG) on Tuesday revealed at the Judgment Debt Commission that the State did over-pay to...

CHRAJ calls for speedy `ratification of UN protocol against torture

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), on Wednesday called on the Attorney-General to as a matter of urgency bring the UN...