Tag: torture

US Ignores Allies’ Torture in Yemen

(HRW) – The Associated Press reported today that US forces were involved in the interrogation of detainees held in secret prisons in Yemen where torture is widespread. The centers are run by United Arab Emirati (UAE) and UAE-backed Yemeni forces. The…

Burma: UN Takes Key Step for Justice

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Myanmar (HRW) – Human Rights Council Orders International Fact-Finding Mission The United Nations Human Rights Council on March 24, 2017, took a key step toward preventing future abuses and bringing justice for victims in Burma by adopting a strong resolution condemning…

Crimea: peninsula of torture

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Crimea (OpenDemocracy) – Three years on from Crimea’s annexation by Russia, brutal torture is being used to scare the peninsula into silence and submission. Three years on since the Russian authorities took control of Crimea, Russian security forces’ actions on the…