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Guantanamo: Paris judge asked to probe 'torture'

Two French citizens, who are former inmates at the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison camp have asked a French judge to subpoena a former prison commander thay accuse of overseeing an alleged "systematic plan of torture and ill-treatment".

Children burned with cigarettes by Israeli soldiers in illegal settlement

Three Palestinian children were allegedly burned with lit cigarettes and denied access to food, water or toilet facilities after being arrested and detained by Israeli soldiers and police in September, a new report indicates.

'Beatings & Burning': Dossier accusing UK of Iraq war crimes goes to ICC

The ICC has been urged to investigate the alleged war crimes of UK politicians during the Iraq conflict. A dossier detailing reports of sexual assault, torture and mock executions carried out by British soldiers in Iraq has been submitted to the Court

'Beatings & Burning': Dossier accusing UK of Iraq war crimes goes to ICC

Dirty Dozen: Gitmo 'celebrates' 12 yrs of torture & detention

Human rights activists, lawyers and journalists are standing shoulder to shoulder and preparing to march on the White House with one demand - shut down Guantanamo bay. Saturday is now the annual day of action, used to protest 12 years of indefinite detention at the War on Terror prison.

Dirty Dozen: Gitmo 'celebrates' 12 yrs of torture & detention

CIA lawyer: Stopping torture 'would have been easy,' but I approved it anyway

John Rizzo, the chief legal counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency during the Bush presidency in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 has been opening up about what he experienced during those years as the administration, the agency, and its operatives, in the words of former Vice President Dick Cheney, "took the gloves off" in their war against terrorism.

‘Children in cages’: Human rights group accuses Israel of torture

An Israeli human rights organization has accused the country of torturing Palestinian minors, with reported cases of public caging as well as threats and acts of sexual violence.

'It reminded me of Guantanamo Bay. It was like torture': Inside America’s deadliest fraternity

During an eight-week initiation in 2012, SAE “brothers” at Salisbury University in Maryland beat Stuart with a paddle, forced pledges to drink until they almost passed out and dressed them in women’s clothing and nappies, Stuart said. Fraternity members confined recruits for as long as nine hours in a dark basement without food, water or a bathroom, while blasting the same German rock song at ear-splitting volume, according to Stuart, the testimony of another former pledge and the findings of the university’s disciplinary board.

The Peaceful Protest US Govt Doesn't Want World to Know About

Media blackout hides Gitmo hunger strikes in military bid to erode public support.

Human rights court turns down Polish govt request to keep CIA jail hearing closed

The Polish government’s request to the European Court of Human Rights to prohibit the press and public from attending a hearing investigation on whether the US kept a CIA prison on Polish soil has been rejected.

Graphic court video shows prison guards deploying pepper spray on mentally ill inmate

A US federal court has released new video footage showing California prison guards repeatedly spraying mentally ill inmates with pepper spray in an apparent attempt to convince the prisoners to take their medication.

Poland asks European court to hide CIA secret torture prison case from public

Poland has asked the European Court of Human Rights to bar media and public presence during an upcoming hearing on Poland’s complicity with the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program that delivered terror suspects to secret prisons around the world.

Opposition to Saakashvili ended torture in prisons – Georgian Corrections Minister

Beatings, torture and rape in Georgian prisons, as well as a four-fold increase in the number of inmates, were the dark side of President Saakashvili’s “success story” of a crackdown on crime, the country’s Corrections Minister Sozar Subari told RT.

Torture as entertainment - "Smash Dude" app is available to children as young as 12

Smash Dude is a popular game rated as suitable for 12 years and older which has you interacting with a wooden human-like figure that’s chained to a wall.

Court: Alleged torture victims can't sue Rumsfeld

Two American whistleblowers alleging U.S. forces tortured them in Iraq can't sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, according to a federal appeals court in Chicago that found those along the military command chain enjoy broad immunity from such torture claims.

How Britain tortured Nazi PoWs: The horrifying interrogation methods that belie our proud boast that we fought a clean war

The German SS officer was fighting to save himself from the gallows for a terrible war crime and might say anything to escape the noose. But Fritz Knöchlein was not lying in 1946 when he claimed that, in captivity in London, he had been tortured by British soldiers to force a confession out of him.

Rebranding Propaganda, Normalizing Torture, Third Party Censorship

Abby Martin talks about the Third Party Debates that aired live on RT, and talks to Georgetown Professor, Chris Chambers about the total media blackout that keeps alternative voices and third party candidates in the dark. Abby then looks at the NYPD's continued surveillance of Muslim communities and foiled FBI sting operations, and Obama's rebranding of the Bush administration's counter-terrorism policies with an interview with Media Roots Journalist, Robbie Martin.

[36] Rebranding Propaganda, Normalizing Torture, Third Party Censorship

Government wants to jail whistleblower for revealing CIA's 'Prime Torturer'

The former CIA analyst who went public with the US government’s torturing of suspected terrorists has suffered a major setback this week in his attempt to avoid imprisonment amid a federal witch-hunt targeting whistleblowers.

US Takes Flak Over Human Rights Record

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday denounced the human rights record of the US, citing maltreatment of children, breach of privacy, police brutality, secret jails and freedom of expression issues.

America’s Moral Degeneracy

In the West, the Ministry of Propaganda continues to talk about the “Syrian revolt.” There is no revolt. What has happened is that the US and Israel have equipped with weapons and sent into Syria Islamists who wish to overthrow the secular Syrian government. Washington knows that if the Syrian government can be destroyed, the country will dissolve into warring factions like Iraq and Libya.

Harper government stalling child soldier’s return from Guantanamo

The Guantanamo Bay penal colony is notorious as a venue where the human rights of those captive there are periodically violated.

This is why Canadians have taken a keen interest in the plight of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr who at age 15 was kidnapped at gunpoint from Afghanistan by US troops and spirited off to the notorious torture site.

Syrian rebels tortured, executed prisoners, says Human Rights Watch report

Tied to a cross face down and whipped with cables for hours on end, a detainee held by Syrian rebel forces endured numerous beatings over a period of 25 days, according to a report released by an international human rights group on Monday.

Witnesses back Hicks on chemical torture

New evidence supports claims of forced injections and abuse.

Britain introduces law to hide torture

The UK government has introduced its new secrecy law in Parliament, which, if enacted, would mean details of the emerging torture scandals would be hidden forever.

Poland shaken by case alleging an illicit CIA prison there

A Polish inquiry on whether the CIA had a secret prison in the country where suspects were brutally interrogated could entangle former top Polish officials.

UK soldiers 'beat innocent Iraqi men in black ops jails but new secret justice law means their torture will be hidden forever'

One innocent civilian victim is said to have died after being assaulted aboard an RAF helicopter, while  others were hooded, stripped and beaten at a camp set up at a remote phosphate mine deep in the desert.

6 MEPs censure Lithuania over probes into CIA-run secret prisons

Lithuania has been criticized by six members of the European Parliament for inadequate investigations into the secret prisons run by the US Central Intelligence Agency in the country’s territory.

Libyan rebels torture black Africans in a zoo, force feeding them flags

A shocking video has appeared on the Internet showing Libyan rebels torturing a group of black Africans. People with their hands bound are shown being locked in a zoo-like cage and allegedly forced to eat the old Libyan flag.

"Eat the flag, you dog. Patience you dog, patience. God is Great," screams a voice off-camera in the video uploaded to YouTube last week, which also made its way onto LiveLeak.com.

Libya rebels torture black Africans in a zoo, force feeding them flags (SHOCK VIDEO)

Canadian security allowed use of intel gained through torture

Canada's intelligence officers were given the green light to use intelligence gained through aggressive interrogation techniques -- described by some as torture -- in cases that impact upon the safety and security of the Canadian people, according to a breaking story by the Canadian Press Tuesday evening.

According to the news agency, the two-page directive was secretly promulgated to those with a "need to know" in December 2010. The Canadian Press obtained a copy of that directive under Canada's version of the Freedom of Information Act -- Access to Information Act.

Senate approves indefinite detention and torture of Americans

The terrifying legislation that allows for Americans to be arrested, detained indefinitely, tortured and interrogated — without charge or trial — passed through the Senate on Thursday with an overwhelming support from 93 percent of lawmakers.

Hundreds in Vancouver Protest and Demand Arrest of Dick Cheney

Hundreds in Vancouver Demand Arrest of Dick Cheney.

A lavish book promotion event by self confessed torturer and war criminal Dick Cheney drives hundreds of peace activists into a frenzy demanding Vancouver Police uphold Canadian Law and arrest him.

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