Larijani defends Iran’s rights record

4 December 10 - From Newsweek: Iran is routinely lambasted for its use of torture, summary executions, and midnight raids to quell the political opposition. Read

Detainees tortured in Libya

20 November 10 - From Agence France Presse: Three human rights groups on Friday charged that torture was used in Libya and impunity was granted to perpetrators, citing for instance the case of an engineer who died shortly after his detention. Read

Will the Council challenge Libya on citizen disappearances?

9 November 10 - The UN’s Human Rights Committee has denounced Libya for torture, forced disappearances and the assassination of one of its citizens. But will the matter be raised during Libya’s periodic review at the Human Rights Council on Tuesday (November 9 in (...) Read

Video shows torture in Indonesia

21 October 10 - From CNN: A thin man with graying hair lies on his back, completely naked on a dusty road. His legs and arms are bound and his body suddenly contorts in pain. Read

Action needed to investigate DRC crimes

4 October 10 - From Amnesty International: The publication of the UN mapping report documenting gross human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a significant first step, but concrete action is needed to ensure that those responsible are held to (...) Read

Iraqi detainees at risk of torture

13 September 10 - From Amnesty International: Tens of thousands of detainees held without trial in Iraq, many of whom were recently transferred from US custody, remain at risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment. Read

Ban Ki-moon seeks new measures against Congo rapes

26 August 10 - From VOA News: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday urged the U.N. Security Council to consider new measures to protect civilians in Congo, where more than 150 villagers were raped by rebel groups in late (...) Read

Congo: child rape in black magic ritual

28 July 10 - Six children under the age of two have reportedly been raped or sexually molested in the Lubumbashi area, as part of apparent rituals in which the perpetrators believe they will acquire good fortune as result of the abuse. Read

Pilay says Kyrgyzstan may have used torture

21 July 10 - From OHCHR: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Tuesday that she has information that security forces in southern Kyrgyzstan have been responsible for repeated human rights violations – including arbitrary detention, torture and (...) Read

Kyrgyzstan: torture, detention escalates

14 July 10 - From Human Rights Watch: The Kyrgyz authorities should take urgent steps to stop the widespread torture and arbitrary detentions of Uzbeks suspected of participation in the violence that erupted in June in southern Kyrgyzstan. Read
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