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The Tbilisi City Court found Bacho Akhalaia, ex-defense minister and former chief of the prison system, guilty of organizing torture and sexual abuse of ... The Tbilisi City Court said in its statement yesterday that Bacho Akhalaia “directly organized and took part in beating, torturing and humiliating several ...
Police have filed an additional charge of attempted murder against a young man who allegedly tortured his girlfriend and livestreamed his alleged acts in Facebook live. On top of four other charges already filed against 26-year old Chaichana Sirichart which included illegal detention, drug abuse, assault ...

(CN) – The European Union Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that someone who has been tortured in their home country is eligible for asylum if they face a significant risk of being deprived of physical and psychological health care back home. A Sri Lankan man identified in court records as M.P. came to the ...
Lawyers and mental health experts are warning that child survivors of rape, torture and trafficking are suffering mental health problems because they must wait months, even years, for their cases to be addressed. Even the young people brought by the Home Office directly from Calais are affected by delays ...
SALINAS — A jury in Northern California found a 20-year-old man guilty in the torture, starving and beating of two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit. KSBW-TV reports a jury on ... The jury also found him guilty of torturing their older sister in their Salinas apartment. Curiel's former girlfriend ...
Al Mezan and Partners: Briefing Note on Torture and Ill-treatment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for Side Event, 37th Human Rights Council .... of Israel's Attorney General not to open a criminal investigation into the cases of International Security Agency personnel who tortured a Palestinian man, ...

“Every week we have a new case of torture, and the tactics are very similar to what we learned about what the CIA did. ... Of 54 countries that Open Society identified as having captured, held, questioned, tortured or helped transport CIA detainees, fewer than half have opened domestic inquiries or heard ...
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the “torturer of Tehran,” who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported on Sunday. The official website of the judiciary, Mizanonline.com, said former Tehran ...
Campaigners for elephant welfare are lobbying the Indian prime minister during his trip to Britain as they expose “arguably the worst case of animal cruelty in the world”. Activists say elephants rented out by religious temples for regular festivals are exploited “like slaves” and subjected to “horrific torture” that ...
The CIA released a memo related to Deputy Director Gina Haspel's work for the agency. But she has faced immense criticism for her reported role in destroying evidence of torture at a secret CIA prison. The agency released a 2011 internal memo that found Haspel was only doing what her superiors said ...
The only survivor of the alleged torture that killed her two siblings took the stand Thursday in the criminal trial of her accused attacker and described the ... She testified for nearly three hours Thursday morning in the trial of Gonzalo Curiel, 20, who allegedly tortured the children alongside his lover, Tami Joy ...
ELKHART, Ind. -- For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate. A holiday is what her husband, ...
Kenyan director Peter Kawa gives a chilling take on Christianity and salvation in his latest short film Torture, which will leave you with the chills. Starring ... The viewer gets to understand that the people who are being tortured are not the only ones, as we hear more pangs of pain echoed outside the room.
An investigation has been launched after a hedgehog was found tied to a tree by shoelaces that were used to form a 'makeshift crucifix'. The RSPCA was alerted to the incident after a member of the public found the wild animal on Brynglas Avenue, in Pontllanfraith, on April 17. Woman slams Brit couple ...
The CIA on Friday declassified a 2011 disciplinary memo that concludes Gina Haspel "acted appropriately" regarding the destruction of videotapes showing brutal interrogations of detained terrorist suspects — a move aimed at assisting her embattled nomination to lead the spy agency. The memo, written ...
"Alleged torture of detainees in official custody, allegations of forced disappearance; arbitrary arrest and detention under the state of emergency of tens of thousands" are among the most significant human rights abuses of Turkey, the U.S. State Department noted in its annual Human Rights Practices of ...
It's seven years in prison for a Bear man who threatened and tortured his pregnant girlfriend over the course of three days. Michael Simmons started fighting with the victim in June 2017 over pictures in her cell phone, and then over the following two nights, he punched and kicked her several times, ...

John McCain was tortured as a POW in Vietnam. Will he help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program? Apr 18, 2018. 3:20 p.m.. Ex-Playboy model settles suit over Trump hush money. 3:09 p.m.. Watch live: President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe hold news conference. 12:18 p.m.. Rep.
She says she was held in solitary confinement and tortured, even sexually abused, in that jail. Sally says she was later released and went back to the small home she had made for her family on the outskirts of Raqqa, where Elhassani would periodically return from the frontline and -- in between fits of ...
All the former detainees confirm that the soldiers and officers of the Syrian military had undergone severe torture in the militants' jails. Col. Muin Biub of the Syrian army was in detention in several other jails, for example, Siramik and al Kahf, which are the prisons for the Syrian military personnel. Once ...
Sir Cliff Richard broke down in the High Court yesterday as he described how his name was “smeared” throughout every country he had ever visited after the BBC broke the news of a police raid on his home. The singer, 77, said that he suffered an “unbelieveable amount of hurt and pain” after the ...
Prosecutors on Thursday retraced the steps of two people in Redding where they allegedly hid the bodies of two children inside a storage unit in 2015. Gonzalo Curiel, 20, and Tami Huntsman, 42, visited Redding just after they'd beaten three children so badly two of them died at their Salinas apartment, ...
BERKELEY, Calif. (CN) — Dror Ladin, the ACLU attorney who won a landmark settlement for terrorism detainees subjected to CIA tortures designed by two psychologists, warned Thursday that immunity laws may become more widely applied because of that case. “This case faced an enormous uphill ...
The High Court in London made the order on Thursday after lawyers for torture victims, including Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima ... Their lawyers say the couple allege they were “seized in a joint MI6-CIA-Libya operation, tortured at a US prison in Bangkok, and 'rendered' to ...
U.S. President Donald Trump's nomination of career officer Gina Haspel as director of the Central Intelligence Agency has precipitated a debate about whether her alleged role in the so-called enhanced interrogation programs green-lighted by former President George W. Bush in the months and years after ...
“They tortured me so badly. I begged them not to torture my family,” says Amina, who volunteered to take all the abuse to spare her sons and niece. After seven months her body began to shut down from the abuse. She could no longer stand and her hands did not function. So the smugglers began torturing ...
In addition to unlawfully detaining and torturing scores of men in US custody, the US also sent an unknown number to countries where they faced torture — and many indeed were tortured –, violating the Convention against Torture, to which the US is party. The Obama administration refused to take as ...
... before being tortured and robbed in a Costa Mesa motel, according to Orange County Superior Court records. Kaiewa Haoletanno, 25, of San Juan Capistrano and Michael Camardi, 27, of Santa Ana are facing charges including assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, torture, kidnapping, ...
Courts have ruled that numerous amendments in the Bill of Rights protect individuals from torture. Furthermore, the United States is bound by international law against the torture of prisoners. If torture is reprehensible and wrong when America's enemies do it, it is just as wrong when America does it.
"Studying here is like a type of torture," Benicia Toina, 18, says. "The conditions are pushing young people to try and leave," Toina adds. Even before the conflict, education levels were low in the country. But since 2013, the possibilities of receiving an education have only deteriorated. According to UNICEF ...
Haspel reportedly oversaw a secret CIA prison in Thailand, where a terrorism suspect was tortured. The UK paper, known in Whitehall as the ”consolidated guidance”, was rewritten and made public by the coalition government following a series of scandals in the years following the 9/11 attack on the twin ...
Police in Phnom Penh's Chbar Ampov district raided a villa on Friday afternoon where victims were allegedly detained and tortured by their employers following a tip-off from residents living nearby. But municipal police later said the alleged detention and torture of the victims was part of the company's ...
A Tennessee couple faces child abuse charges after a 10-year-old girl was caught trying to steal food from a teacher at her school, court documents said. >> Read more trending news. Trish Piatt and Jessie Piatt of Millington were arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child ...
For six hours, I described how the Guatemalan army massacred Mayan communities in the early 1980s, and captured, tortured and "disappeared" survivors during its war against leftist insurgents. The United States supports Guatemala's efforts to prosecute human rights violators. At the same time, the trials ...
SANAA, Yemen - When Saudi-led warplanes fly over Sanaa, or any other area of Yemen, one can hear old men and women praying to God, asking to be spared by the incoming air strikes. Others simply curse Saudi Arabia. While many of these civilians might not fully understand the political machinations ...
I am grateful that the fear he experienced was only for a few minutes — but others are being tortured.” Nothing was stolen, not even Kyle Stols's mobile phone. Asked why his brother was killed, Gabriel Stols says: “My personal opinion? It's because he's white, he lives on a farm and there's still a lot of hatred.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two Albuquerque women are being accused of kidnapping another woman and torturing her with a wrench and blowtorch before throwing her from a moving vehicle. A criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court says 30-year-old Jessica Villarreal bragged in jail phone calls ...
A big part of Daniel Sarafian's six-fight UFC run was spent in fear. Fear of losing fights. Of losing money. Of losing his contract. Then one day it happened. After a quick knockout loss to Oluwale Bamgbose, which meant a third setback in four fights, “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” finalist was no longer a part of ...
WASHINGTON -- President Trump vowed during his campaign to bring back torture as a weapon against terrorism. Now the Senate must stop him from installing as CIA director a woman whose resume includes overseeing a disgraceful episode of torture -- and then joining in a cowardly effort to cover it up.
There was insufficient new evidence before the European Court of Human Rights to justify the court revising its decision that methods of interrogation used against men detained in Northern Ireland under emergency powers in August and October 1971 amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment, but ...
An Iraqi couple living in San Antonio, US, beat up and tortured their 16-year-old girl who allegedly ran away from her South Texas home to escape forced marriage. The parents have been charged with attacking Maarib al-Hishmawi for refusing to marry an older man. In an interview with Fox News Maarib ...
The torture of al-Nashiri was videotaped. Acting on orders from her CIA supervisor, Haspel wrote a cable ordering the destruction of those tapes — even though she and the supervisor had been told to preserve them as evidence in an ongoing investigation. The videotapes were indeed destroyed.
San Antonio cops allege a 16-year-old Iraqi girl was subjected to unthinkable modes of torture after refusing to enter into an arranged marriage. The girl's parents – Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Sabah Al Hishmawi, 33 – are accused scalding the teen with hot cooking oil, lashing her with ...
Donald Trump has nominated a woman who ran a torture site to be head of the CIA. Within the United States, there is a "debate" over whether "enhanced interrogation" was legitimate or illegitimate. Here's a test for Americans who can't figure it out. If Iraqis or Iranians or Russians treated captured Americans ...
UN Report: Libya still has torture and slave markets of immigrants. Libyan Express + Agencies |; Thursday 22 March 2018. Print. European Union's Headquarters [Photo: Internet]. Armed groups execute and torture civilians in Libya in almost complete impunity seven years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, ...
WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed during his campaign to bring back torture as a weapon against terrorism. Now the Senate must stop him from installing as CIA director a woman whose resume includes overseeing a disgraceful episode of torture — and then joining in a cowardly effort to cover it ...
Fifteen years ago, President George W. Bush launched the invasion of Iraq, initiating one of the longest military engagements in U.S. history. In an address to the nation, Bush declared, “America faces an enemy who has no regard for conventions of war or rules of morality.” He added, “The people of the ...
Uzbekistan's ambassador to the U.S., only two months on the job, told a Bellevue University conference on trade Thursday that his central Asian country is ending past human rights violations and is now open for business. "It's a completely new course for our country," said Javlon Vakhobov, speaking to ...
How much prison time did married lawyers, Alecia and Andrew Schmuhl, get for their roles in the brutal home invasion and vicious stabbing and torture of Alecia's former boss, a law firm managing partner? Hint: Though the crime took place in 2014, Andrew Schmuhl, who was arrested while wearing only a diaper, was ...
Similarly, the Israeli government used the verdict to defend itself against accusations of torturing Palestinian detainees. ... J. McClean, Michael J. Donnelly, Davy Rodgers, Liam Shannon, Patrick McNally, Brian Turley, and Joseph Clarke – who had hoped that the court would declare they were tortured.


 

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