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19 October 2017

Hundreds of torture victims wrongly detained

Close detention centres now!

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25 November 2015

Dictatorship's methods still reign in 'democratic' Chile

Police torture 15-year-old socialist: The legacy of that brutal dictatorship continues. While formally extinct, the "transition" to so-called democracy left intact the dictatorship's state machine - and even constitution!

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17 June 2015

Asylum solidarity - Justice for Janahan

Tamil activist and torture victim Janahan faces horror if he is deported. Defend his right to stay!

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11 December 2014

Put CIA torturers and paymasters in the dock

The US Senate report on the CIA's interrogation of suspected terrorists amounts to a grisly catalogue of torture. It also points the finger of guilt at the UK government's counterparts

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24 April 2012

Libyan's legal action against British security forces

A former Libyan dissident, Abdel Hakim Belhadj is now taking legal action against British security forces and former Labour Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw.

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7 September 2011

Fast news

Torture Inc.: Unearthed secret correspondence in Tripoli between the Gaddafi regime and western spy networks reveal how US, British and other governments collaborated with the Libyan dictator in the 'rendition' (ie kidnapping) and torture of alleged terrorist suspects...

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27 April 2011

News in brief

Torture camp: The latest tranche of WikiLeaks documents covering prisoners at the US base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reveals what has long been suspected, ie that many of those incarcerated were completely innocent people, not terrorists...

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17 November 2010

Fast news

More jumpers: PRIVATISED ENERGY giant British Gas has dropped its charm offensive of lower prices to customers with a 7% rise in gas and electricity bills this winter...

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27 October 2010

Franchising torture

The US army logs released by WikiLeaks paint a brutal picture of the torturing and killing of innocent Iraqi civilians in a war fought to boost oil profits and defend western power and prestige, writes Keith Whitehead.

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22 September 2010

Kashmir: An eyewitness to oppression in the valley

"A PARADISE turned into hell". That's how the people who live there describe Indian occupied Kashmir. Monday 13 September saw 18 people, mainly young men, mown down by some of the 700,000 soldiers in...

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1 September 2010

Kazakhstan: Human rights activist beaten and arrested

HUMAN RIGHTS campaigner and lawyer Vadim Kuramshina was violently attacked and arrested last week in Kokchetava, northern Kazakhstan...

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4 June 2010

Kazakhstan: Mass prison hunger strike against brutal regime

OSCE Chair presides over torture of prisoners - Protests needed urgently!: From, website of the committee for a workers' international, CWI, 03/06/2010...

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17 February 2010

Ministers and MI5 colluded in the cover-up of torture

FOLLOWING HIS detention by the Pakistani secret service in 2002 and his sale to the US for a bounty of $5,000, Binyam Mohamed lived a shadow existence, deprived of his basic human rights, writes Ken Douglas.

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18 November 2009

Fast news

War legacy: A HUGE number of chronic infant deformities have been recorded in Falluja, Iraq. The city was flattened by US-led forces over a two month period in 2004 to suppress a Sunni-based insurgency...

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12 August 2009

Torturous explanation

DESPITE MOUNTING evidence that Britain's spy agencies colluded with foreign governments in the torture of terrorist suspects, the Labour government and MI5 continue to deny any involvement...

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22 April 2009

CIA torture

THE US Justice Department revealed last week detailed memos describing barbaric interrogation techniques used by CIA operatives on suspected terrorists...

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22 May 2004

Sanctioning Torture From The Top

"THE RULES were, 'Grab who you must. Do what you want'." That was a former US intelligence officer, explaining the official army attitude towards the torture and maltreatment of Iraqi prisoners. It shot an enormous hole in the official...

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15 May 2004

Sinking Deeper Into The Iraq Quagmire

"THE PHOTOS that lost Bush the war". That was how one US commentator referred to the images of torture and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US troops. Beamed across the globe, these appalling photos have provoked international outrage.

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15 May 2004

Torture Revelations: Shock Turns To Anger

NEW REVELATIONS hit the headlines daily about the brutal treatment of prisoners in Iraq by occupying forces. To listen to Bush, Rumsfeld and Labour ministers speaking, you'd think these barbaric acts were just some kind of blip on the part of...

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