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A Prisoner’s Story of Capture and Torture in a Secret UAE Prison in Yemen

Aden (MPN) – “They were hanging me for a long time and electrocuted me. I was screaming from beatings so intense that I could feel our cell shake then I went unconscious.” “They come to strip off our clothes not to liberate us. After taking your clothes off, they tie your hands to a steel […]

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UK, Intelligence Agencies Slammed for Role in Ill-Treatment of Terrorism Suspects

London (HRW) – Today, the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee confirmed that, while cooperating with US-led post-2001 counterterrorism operations, the UK took and tolerated actions that were “inexcusable.” For those unfamiliar with polite euphemisms in British English, some of the actions the report is talking about were torture and other ill-treatment, acts which are […]

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US-backed Forces Claiming to “Liberate” Yemen Rape Detainees in Secret Prisons

Aden (GPA) – The so-called “liberators” in Yemen are sexually and physically torturing detainees at secret prisons. Survivors recall disturbing stories laden with gruesome interrogation tactics for extracting false confessions. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen attempts to portray themselves as the bearers of freedom and reason. As an ally of the United States’ “counter-terrorism” […]

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Guantanamo Bay ‘Prepared’ for New Inmates: US Admiral

Washington (MEE) – A top US military official said on Thursday that the prison at Guantanamo Bay is “prepared” to take new detainees, but has not yet received the order to do so. The prison, which was opened by former President George W Bush to hold terrorism suspects captured overseas after the 11 September 2001 attacks, has come […]

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Survivors of UAE Torture Detail Abuse Ahead of UN Human Rights Review

Dubai (MEE) – The UN has rebuked the UAE over its human rights records ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s meeting in Geneva on Monday. Foreign nationals who have alleged they were tortured in the United Arab Emirates have said that their countries could have done more to help them, with one former detainee claiming that Britain […]

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Guantanamo Bay Prison Using Banned Torture Methods: UN

Havana (TeleSUR) – Guantanamo Bay detention camp is still torturing prisoners using techniques that have been outlawed since 2010, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer warns in a new report. “His torture and ill-treatment are reported to continue,” the U.N. Human Rights Office said in a statement, referring to Al-Baluchi, a Kuwaiti-born Pakistani citizen also known as Abdul Aziz Ali. […]

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US Interrogates Inmates in Secret Yemen Prisons: AP

Sana’a (TeleSUR) – Almost 2,000 men are said to have been detained in the clandestine jails and secret Yemen prisons. U.S. forces have been involved in the interrogation of detainees in a secret network of prisons in Yemen. A report by Associated Press says hundreds of people arrested in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have been housed in the […]

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UN: Torture Widespread in Post-Coup Turkey

(GPA) Ankara – A United Nations (UN) special rapporteur has announced the preliminary results of a study on torture in Turkish jails, prisons and extrajudicial sites stating he has found multiple abuses and cases of torture following July’s coup. UN human rights expert,  Nils Melzer conducted interviews with inmates, lawyers and advocacy groups over the […]

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