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# torture - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Report details case of mentally ill inmate found lying naked on floor of cell

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture has published a report on Irish prisons today.

# torture - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

European Court of Human Rights rejects request to review its 'Hooded men' ruling

“Whilst today is yet another setback, it is by no means the end,” one of the Hooded men said.

# torture - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'

The 14 Hooded Men who were interned in the North in 1971 met with Tánaiste Simon Coveney yesterday.

# torture - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Hooded Men: Can the use of torture by a State be justified?

In legal philosophy, there are two main sides to the torture debate, writes Conor Courtney.

# torture - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Treatment of 'hooded men' wasn't torture, human rights court rules

The case involves the alleged torture and ill-treatment of 14 men who were interned in the North in 1971.

# torture - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Teenager who fled Californian house of horrors had been planning escape 'for two years'

David Allen and Louise Anna Turpin are facing 94 years in prison apiece.

# torture - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Mother 'perplexed' after she and husband arrested over keeping their 13 children 'captive'

The 13 victims at the house in Perris, California ranged in age from two to 29.

# torture - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men

Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.

# torture - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200

The slaves are forced to call their families, and beaten while on the phone, to get money demanded for their freedom.

# torture - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland

In documents seen by Channel 4, the Ministry of Defence admitted that they found some claims of torture credible.

# torture - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Mexico tells Trump: "We will not pay for any wall'

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada also issued an angry riposte to Trump’s wall plan.

# torture - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'My buttocks were raw and oozing pus': Abuse at China's unofficial detention centres

The centres are part of an anti-corruption campaign -and more than 15 officials have reportedly died from abuse.

# torture - Monday 14 November, 2016

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"

Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.

# torture - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Nine prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over 12 months

The Irish Prison Service has said the safety of inmates is paramount.

# torture - Thursday 18 August, 2016

'The blood was like a river': Syrian people speak of horrific torture they endured in prison

Many people witnessed prisoners dying in custody and some described being held in cells alongside dead bodies.

# torture - Monday 25 July, 2016

Post-coup detainees being beaten and raped, says Amnesty

The number of people being detained in the wake of the attempted coup has surged above 13,000.

# torture - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Hundreds of adults and children 'disappeared and tortured by Egyptian authorities'

A new report shows that hundreds of students, political activists and protesters have vanished.

# torture - Sunday 3 July, 2016

'You are going to jail coz you're a stupid f***ing whore': Raped, tortured and beaten by their protectors

Mexican women have suffered abuse at the hands of police, army and navy forces after their (often unjustified) arrests.

# torture - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Donald Trump compares trade deal to rape

He also called for the return of waterboarding in the fight against Islamic State.

# torture - Thursday 2 June, 2016

"They hold a man’s arm against the curb and you hear it break when they kick it."

A prison letter from Ibrahim Halawa has detailed the torture he faces on a daily basis.

# torture - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given "special amnesty"

Former judge Bryan McMahon says such a move would be “in the spirit of the ideals of 1916″, but would require “political will”.

# torture - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Terror expert says Isis will use Donald Trump videos to recruit members

“It’s irresponsible and it needs to stop.”

# torture - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Appendix M: The little-known 'loophole' to allow torture by US investigators

There is pressure now for it to be removed.

# torture - Friday 26 February, 2016

Irish banker arrested over allegations of torturing roommate's cat

On Saturday the roommate came home to find Lucy damp, missing fur and her foot facing in the wrong direction.

# torture - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work Waterboarding This post contains videos

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work

Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”

# torture - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Lawyer describes being strapped to iron chair and beaten by police

Amnesty International report finds China’s criminal justice system is still heavily reliant on forced confessions obtained through torture and ill-treatment.

# torture - Thursday 29 October, 2015

A British pensioner sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia will be freed

But the ultra conservative country’s bloggers and political activists still face torture and death.

# torture - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods Stress Positions This post contains videos

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods

The American Civil Liberties Union says the song My Love was played along with heavy-metal to break down prisoners.

# torture - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Men accused of rape and murder of British tourists say that they confessed after being tortured

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed in Thailand last year.

# torture - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Gerard McKerr, one of the "Hooded Men", has died

Gerard McKerr was 71.

# torture - Monday 9 February, 2015

Amal Clooney is joining the Hooded Men's legal team

The men are taking a case against the United Kingdom.

# torture - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh

The little dog was spotted by a jockey at the racecourse and brought to a local vet but he could not be saved.

# torture - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see

Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.

# torture - Friday 12 December, 2014

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates Torture This post contains videos

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates

Michael Hayden claimed the report is wrong when it says the technique was used for interrogation.

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

“It is now time to take action.”

# torture - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture

A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.

# torture - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Opinion: If the USA practises torture, then so could any other country

Torture, as well as being abhorrent, doesn’t actually work: it yields unreliable results and can damage subsequent intelligence gathering.

# torture - Friday 12 September, 2014

Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders

Massacres, hostage-taking, torture and sexual violence. These are the war crimes happening in Syria, yet why don’t we care, asks GOAL CEO Barry Andrews.

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