torture

  • February 7, 2017

    A new Amnesty International report published today has exposed the "cold-blooded killing of thousands of defenceless prisoners" in a Syrian government jail where an estimated 13,000 people have been hanged in the past five years, and where mass hangings of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, sometimes twice a week.

  • February 6, 2017

    UK authorities trained Bahrain’s police how to gather intelligence on protestors, and then tried to cover up the scheme, the international human rights group Reprieve has found. The project took place after protestors in the Gulf kingdom were rounded up and sentenced to death.

  • January 26, 2017

    The Prime Minister must ensure the UK plays no role in a revived US torture programme, human rights organisation Reprieve has warned today, after President Trump said that he believes ‘torture works.’

  • January 19, 2017

    A Yemeni man was among ten prisoners released on 16 January 2016 from Guantánamo Bay to Oman, the US Department of Defense has confirmed.

  • December 1, 2016

    The director of the CIA, John Brennan, has warned President-elect Donald Trump against resuming the use of torture.

  • November 3, 2016

    Police in Italy have subjected refugees and migrants to serious ill-treatment, including  beatings, electric shocks – and have even used pliers on one man's testicles – to force them to be fingerprinted under an EU-sponsored scheme to process refugees and migrants in the country. In some cases, this treatment may amount to torture.

  • October 15, 2016

    Britain’s secretive work at a death-row jail in Bahrain is being challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.

  • September 26, 2016

    The UK has failed to check whether training it has provided to Saudi police has contributed to abuses including torture and the death penalty, new research by human rights organisation Reprieve has revealed.

  • June 23, 2016

    In the run-up to the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture this Sunday, the UK charity Freedom from Torture has released an interactive map showing the top ten countries of origin for survivors being referred to it alongside a new report on the needs of torture survivors who are on the move as part of the refugee crisis.

  • June 22, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General must use a meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia today (22 June 2016) to call for the release of three Saudi juveniles who face beheading after allegedly attending protests, the human rights organisation Reprieve has said.