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Mar 14, 2018
Gina Haspel torture record sparks strong pushbackJohn McCain, the US senator subjected to brutal treatment as a prisoner in North Vietnam, questioned Tuesday the nomination of a CIA official once involved in torture to lead the spy agency.
Mar 13, 2018
Gina Haspel first woman CIA director: Seasoned spymaster tried covering up waterboarding in Thailand prisonDonald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation techniques that the president has supported
Jan 16, 2018
Thirteen siblings found chained, starving in California home; parents charged with torture, child endangermentA California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some had been chained to beds.
Jan 14, 2018
Delhi Police arrests doctor for illegally confining teenage domestic help, brutally assaulting herA teenage domestic help, who was allegedly brutally assaulted by her employer, was rescued by the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) from northwest Delhi's Model Town
Dec 14, 2017
UN rapporteur says torture of 9/11 attack accused continues at US detention centre in Guantanamo BayUN's top expert on torture said reports from sources indicated at least one inmate was still being tortured at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay
Dec 11, 2017
Former Supreme Court judges believe torture rampant in criminal justice system, some find it justified, says reportSeveral former Supreme Court judges believe that the practice of torturing an accused was rampant in the criminal justice system.
Nov 29, 2017
Extradition case: Vijay Mallya raises woman's torture, death in Byculla prison as reality of Indian jails, says reportVijay Mallya is likely to have raised the death of a woman prisoner, Manjula Shetye, in Byculla jail in June to oppose his extradition
Nov 28, 2017
SC rejects PIL seeking legal framework to curb custodial violence, says it can't direct govt to make such lawsThe Supreme Court on Monday disposed of a PIL seeking to put in place a statutory framework to curb torture and custodial violence as it said that it can't direct the government to make an anti-torture law or ratify the UN convention against Torture.
Aug 02, 2017
Telangana BJP president demands judicial probe into 'custodial torture' of eight DalitsTelangana BJP president K Laxman on Tuesday demanded a probe by a sitting judge into the alleged "custodial torture" of eight "Dalits".
Jul 18, 2017
State-sponsored torture of Tamils 'routine and endemic' in Sri Lanka, reveals UN fact-finding missionTorture is "routine and endemic" in Sri Lanka and the Tamil community in the country has taken the brunt of it, a UN expert has concluded at the end of a fact-finding mission to the island-nation.