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#Torture

# torture - Friday 1 August, 2014

Obama: US "tortured some folks" after 9/11, but critics should not be "too sanctimonious"

President Obama said “a lot of those folks were working hard and under enormous pressure, and are real patriots”.

# torture - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme

The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.

# torture - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

# torture - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Opinion: Torture? It's an unnecessary evil

In a world traumatised by the threat of terrorism, attitudes to torture appear to be increasingly ambivalent.

Column: Five torture myths debunked

Torture is used more often than you think – and in countries you wouldn’t suspect.

# torture - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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Amnesty International apologises to Iggy Pop over 'Justin Bieber' ad

The charity used the rocker’s image without his permission, and he wasn’t happy.

# torture - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

RTÉ documentary reveals evidence about torture methods used in Northern Ireland’s past

It proves that methods used during internment in 1971 were sanctioned by the British state.

# torture - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified

Amnesty International launches its global anti-torture campaign today.

# torture - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

# torture - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The CIA 'misled' the public over harshness of torture regime

The report says that intelligence received from torture played no material part in finding Osama Bin Laden

# torture - Monday 17 March, 2014

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

# torture - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# torture - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

# torture - Monday 10 February, 2014

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to meet with foreign ministers in Brussels today to discuss unrest in Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic.

# torture - Monday 27 January, 2014

Police spin secret 'torture roulette' wheel to choose punishment for inmates

Torture consequences’ on the wheel included being hung upside down or being punched non-stop for 20 seconds.

# torture - Saturday 25 January, 2014

'Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl': Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel

Driving instructor, medicines smuggler, rebel fighter, prisoner, exile…

# torture - Friday 24 January, 2014

Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today

Yesterday UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between two rooms as each delegation were set apart.

# torture - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

War crimes report accuses Syria of torture and 11,000 executions

The report by three former war crimes prosecutors, based on thousands of photos smuggled out of the country, accuses Syria of large-scale killing and torture. (Note: graphic content).

# torture - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Britain rejects Iraq torture claims

The British government says complaints to the International Criminal Court are “unnecessary”.

# torture - Thursday 28 November, 2013

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland's record on abortion and Magdalenes

It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.

# torture - Monday 4 November, 2013

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects

A two-year study found doctors designed and participated in torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners at CIA and Pentagon-run prisons.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# torture - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Jamie Bulger killer released from prison

Jon Venables had been locked up in 2010 for downloading images of child abuse.

# torture - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Over 40 Auschwitz guards to face German prosecutors

For decades German courts only prosecuted Nazi war criminals if evidence showed they had personally committed atrocities, but since a 2011 landmark case all former camp guards can be tried.

# torture - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Court hears horrific details of Dutch woman raped 60 times over six weeks

The 21-year-old was tortured with a meat tenderiser and a gas torch while she was kept hostage at a hotel in Melbourne.

# torture - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"

Miriam Isaura López Vargas was a mother and housewife going about her daily business when she was grabbed off the street by soldiers, tortured and raped. She is just one of the many caught in the crossfire between Mexico’s police and drug gangs.

# torture - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Chilean torture centre converted into homeless shelter Chile This post contains images

PHOTOS: Chilean torture centre converted into homeless shelter

The shelter has been named after songwriter and director Victor Jara who was tortured and killed at the facility in 1973.

# torture - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

UK: Approved extradition deal will see radical cleric surrendered after 20 year fight

Jordan’s parliament has approved an agreement with Britain on the extradition of suspects – including notorious radical cleric Abu Qatada who has been fighting extradition to Jordan to face terrorism charges, claiming he may be tortured there.

# torture - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Processes to handle Northern Ireland legacy issues not 'adequate'

A UN committee against torture will hear of a need to address human rights abuses of the past, linked to violence during The Troubles.

# torture - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war

Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.

# torture - Thursday 7 March, 2013

'Cannibal cop' accused of plotting to torture victims weeps at end of trial

Former police officer Gilberto Valle, 28, is accused of conspiracy to kidnap young women, including his wife, whom he would then torture, kill and eat.

# torture - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Column: Domestic violence is an issue we're encouraged not to think about in Ireland

Following the horrendous Magdalene revelations, can we continue to pretend to ourselves that abuses aren’t happening right here and now in our society and in our homes, asks Paula McGovern.

# torture - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations

The Department of Justice was responding to a report published today claiming Ireland facilitated the CIA’s rendition programme.

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme

The report indicates that flights involved in the transportation of some high profile detainees are suspected of having refueled at Shannon.

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due

Survivors are demanding an official State apology, as well as the return of lost wages and a proper compensation scheme.

# torture - Monday 21 January, 2013

UN says torture of prisoners in Afghanistan persists

A report said torture included beatings, electric shock and being hung by the wrist from chains for long periods.

# torture - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon

The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.

# torture - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Former Prime Minister of Kosovo acquitted of war crimes

The former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj had been accused of murder and torture during the Kosovo war – but has been found not guilty.

# torture - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Italy upholds conviction of CIA agents

Some 23 Americans were convicted in 2009 of involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect.

# torture - Thursday 6 September, 2012

New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA Waterboarding This post contains videos

New report alleges Gaddafi's enemies were waterboarded by CIA

Human Rights Watch are alleging that at least one opponent of Muammar Gaddafi was waterboarded during George Bush’s presidency.