Category Archives: UN Convention Against Torture

Syrian government accused of carrying out mass prisoner hangings

By Reuters 6/02/2017 BEIRUT – The Syrian government has executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Amnesty said the executions took place … Continue reading

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Release of UK citizen accused of aiding Hamas ordered over alleged torture

Jpost Arab-Israeli Conflict By YONAH JEREMY BOB \11/01/2016 The Judea Military Court recently ordered the release of a dual British-Palestinian national facing charges of assisting terrorists, due to issues with Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) interrogated methods leading to a … Continue reading

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Blindfolded and beaten:

Al Jazeera Reports – Blindfolded and beaten: Palestinians decry PA torture Rights groups cite lack of accountability among PA security forces as a factor in persistent torture allegations. Nablus, occupied West Bank – Had he not been blindfolded and shackled … Continue reading

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UN Torture Watchdog

The Jpost reports UN torture watchdog urges Saudi Arabia to halt flogging, amputations United Nations torture experts called on Saudi Arabia on Friday to stop corporal punishment, including flogging and amputations, practices that the Gulf kingdom considers an integral part … Continue reading

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