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Afghans hold anti-U.S. rally following abuse claims

More than five hundred men marched through the capital of Afghanistan's restive Wardak province on Tuesday in an outburst of anger against U.S. special forces accused of overseeing torture and killings in the area.


British tourists 'tortured' in Dubai

British Tourists Tortured in Dubai

Three British men have claimed they were beaten and electrocuted after being imprisoned in Dubai for possession of a cannabis substitute, the latest in a string of expatriates and holidaymakers to fall foul of the law in the United Arab Emirates.


UN: Syria may face prosecution over massacre

Syrian forces and pro-government militia accused of committing a massacre in Houla could face prosecution for crimes against humanity, the United Nations said on Friday and rights experts said Syrian authorities had directly ordered torture.


Torture claims in Bo Xilai scandal

The Chinese politician who launched an attack on organised crime is accused of heading a police apparatus that carried out "evil" operations against its enemies. Bo Xilai spearheaded a crackdown on Chongqing's mafia organisations, but people are now coming forward claiming this involved torture and false accusations.


U.N. accuses Syria forces of crimes against humanity


A U.N. investigation released Monday accused Syrian forces of killing and torturing children and other crimes against humanity.


U.S. to shed light on Guatemala syphilis experiment

A U.S. presidential commission will release on Monday its findings on a government research project that deliberately infected Guatemalan prison inmates and mental patients with syphilis in the 1940s.


Court allows torture lawsuit against Rumsfeld

Court allows torture lawsuit against Rumsfeld

A lawsuit accusing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of personal responsibility for U.S. forces allegedly torturing two American whistleblowers who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm will be allowed to move forward, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.


Cheney Calls CIA Probes an 'Outrage'

Cheney Calls CIA Probes an 'Outrage'

Former Vice President Cheney calls for the White House to stop investigating the CIA over enhanced interrogation techniques, saying agents should be 'decorated' after the killing of Usama bin Laden.


Six jailed in severed thumb case

Six people are jailed in connection with the abduction, torture and murder of a restaurant worker whose severed thumb was found three days after he was kidnapped.


Ex-Guantanamo detainee sues U.S. for damages

A Syrian man who was held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has sued Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former military officers, seeking compensation for alleged torture and inhumane treatment during his nine years of detention.


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