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Riyadh (TNA) – Political prisoners in Saudi Arabia are said to be suffering from malnutrition, cuts, bruises, and burns, according to leaked medical reports that are understood to have been prepared for the country’s ruler, King Salman. The reports seem to provide the first documented evidence from within the heartContinue Reading

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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 andContinue Reading

Guantanamo Bay

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 11Continue Reading

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 alsoContinue Reading

yemen prisons

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 militantsContinue Reading

(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, lawyersContinue Reading