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May 29, 2019
J&K human rights groups release report documenting decade-long torture of civilians by security forcesThe report is the first comprehensive report on torture since 1990, in Jammu and Kashmir, which has testimonies of 432 victims recorded over a period of ten years.
Mar 13, 2019
Bihar custodial deaths highlight State's failure to ensure safety of inmates; reiterates need to ratify UN treaty against tortureThe study of custodial deaths reveals that more than 65 per cent are attributed to suicide, about 25 per cent to mental shock and less than five per cent to police harassment
Mar 06, 2019
Iraqi children being tried for alleged ties to Islamic State, forced confessions obtained through torture: HRW reportThe Human Rights Watch's extensive report was based on interviews with 29 Iraqi children who are current or former detainees in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), as well as relatives, prison guards, and judicial sources.
Mar 02, 2019
Jailed Saudi women activists, who complained of custodial torture, to now face trial for 'national security violations'Several people with knowledge of their arrest said that some of the women's rights activists who were detained have been subjected to caning, electrocution and others were also sexually assaulted.
Feb 14, 2019
SC reserves judgement on PIL seeking anti-torture law; fulfilment of international commitments can’t be subject of petition, bench saysThe Supreme Court reserved the judgement on a petition seeking direction regarding the delay in defining and enacting a law in connection with torture
Jan 22, 2019
Gaya murder case: Despite key arrest, locals sceptical of police's version of events; demand for CBI probe growsThis isn't the first time Bihar Police have drawn flak from the locals and media.
Jan 12, 2019
Gaya murder victim's family claims Bihar Police sought to obtain honour killing 'confession' through tortureThe killing of a 16-year-old girl in Gaya has taken a new turn, with family members of the deceased alleging that they were subjected to third-degree torture
Sep 27, 2018
Indian embassy officials in Kuwait rescue Hyderabad woman after she was tortured by employer; woman thanks Sushma SwarajThe woman alleged that an agent lured her to Kuwait with the promise of a lucrative job in Kuwait as a beautician. However, she said that she was forced to work as a housemaid and was subject to regular torture by her employees.
Sep 21, 2018
Canada Parliament declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya Muslims as genocide; human rights observers laud moveThe motion also endorsed the findings of a UN mission that outlines humanitarian crimes against the Rohingya Muslima and other minorities by the Myanmar military.
Sep 10, 2018
UN human rights chief calls for new quasi-judicial body on crimes against Rohingya MuslimsThe new mechanism for crimes against Rohingya Muslima — similar to what has been set up for crimes in Syria — would complement and support the preliminary examination of the ICC prosecutor.