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December 14, 2016

You have got your funky pair of gym shoes, sophisticated work loafers and fancy lace-ups, but spending an entire day at a flea market or a weekend inside the woods sounds like a lot of torture for your feet. So to protect your feet and to make you look macho, Woodland brings casual shoes for all those in-between days. Best for the Bar Take your lady to her favourite pub for those fun ladies’ night and look dashing with a pair of Woodland loafers. While trekking through any bar during happy hours or ladies night, you are sure to encounter floors covered with layers of sticky booze, foo... (read more)

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2. US Senate's CIA Torture Report Will Go into Obama Archive
December 12, 2016

President Barack Obama's administration has decided to include a massive report on the CIA's use of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" in his presidential papers, meaning it may eventually be declassified. The White House wrote to Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Dec. 9 informing them of its decision. Feinstein, who released the letter Monday, said...... (read more)

3. Group: China's Opaque Anti-graft Probes Rife With Abuse
December 06, 2016

Torture, solitary confinement and coerced confessions are rife in investigations of Chinese Communist Party officials detained on suspicion of corruption, according to a report issued Tuesday by Human Rights Watch that analyzes one of the most secretive aspects of China's one-party system: the supervision of its own party members. One former detainee told the rights group that he was deprived of sleep for 10 days and beaten to keep him standing. A defense lawyer said prosecutors...... (read more)

4. Survey: Acceptance of Torture During War Growing
December 05, 2016

A global survey has found a major shift in public attitudes toward torture, with growing numbers of people approving the use of this forbidden practice to obtain "important military information." The survey, which was conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross, questioned more than 17,000 people in 16 countries between June and September about a range of issues regarding the conduct of war. Ten countries in conflict participated in the survey, along with...... (read more)

5. UN Torture Investigator to Visit Turkey, Jails Next Week
November 24, 2016

The U.N. torture investigator is going to Turkey from Nov. 27 to Dec 2 at government invitation and plans to visit police stations, prisons and pre-trial facilities where detainees are held to discuss "challenges" related to torture, a U.N. statement said. Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 125,000 officials in the military, civil service, judiciary and elsewhere since a failed coup attempt in July. About 36,000 have been jailed pending trial, in a crackdown condemned by...... (read more)

6. Amnesty: Torture, Rights Abuses Persist in Bahrain
November 21, 2016

Torture and other forms of ill treatment persist in Bahrain despite reforms introduced by the Gulf Arab kingdom to address alleged human rights abuses after a 2011 uprising, Amnesty International said on Monday. An Amnesty report assessing the work of oversight bodies set up to deal with grievances or guard against further abuses said it had found "serious shortcomings" in the work of two British-supported institutions whose work is cited by Bahraini and UK authorities as...... (read more)

7. US 'Will Not Torture People,' McCain Insists
November 19, 2016

The U.S. "will not torture people," Republican Senator John McCain told an audience at a security forum Saturday, adding that he didn't care what stance President-elect Donald Trump had taken on the issue. McCain, a congressional leader on national security, was speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia. Tortured as a prisoner during the Vietnam War, he has been a strident opponent of waterboarding. Trump said during the 2016 campaign and at a...... (read more)

8. Torture Haunts Mexico Despite Reforms Meant to Eliminate it
November 17, 2016

When Juan Carlos Soni Bulos heard his front door being smashed in one November morning, he frantically scrolled through his phone to call for help. Outside the human rights activist's bedroom window, a Mexican marine in a black mask and helmet trained a rifle on him. "Drop the phone or I'll shoot," he said. The marines blindfolded him, bound him and took him with four relatives and friends to a dimly lit, windowless warehouse. Then hours of torture began, Soni says —...... (read more)

9. Islamic State Atrocities Grow as Battle for Mosul Intensifies
November 11, 2016

U.N. human rights monitors in Iraq are uncovering growing evidence of multiple atrocities against civilians by Islamic State militants as the battle for Mosul advances. Abuses include widespread killings and torture, sexual exploitation of women and girls, and the recruitment of children as fighters and suicide bombers. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein says the extent of civilian suffering in Mosul and other areas in Iraq occupied by Islamic State, also known...... (read more)

10. UN Commission of Inquiry Calls for Eritrean Leaders to Face Justice
October 31, 2016

A U.N.-backed commission assigned to investigate human rights violations in Eritrea is calling for a tribunal or a special court system to hear allegations of crimes by Eritrean leaders. A U.N. report alleged last June that the leaders of the Eritrean government have committed crimes against humanity over more than two decades. In its report, the commission of inquiry outlined evidence of forced disappearance, torture, indefinite imprisonment without trial and other inhumane acts...... (read more)

11. Wife’s Rights Complaint: ‘El Chapo’ Suffering in Prison
October 25, 2016

Mexico’s national security commissioner insisted Tuesday that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s health is fine after the kingpin’s common-law wife filed a complaint saying he’s faring poorly behind bars. Commissioner Renato Sales told Imagen Radio that Guzman is isolated from other prisoners, but receives visits from his family and lawyers. “He is not subject to torture of course, nor degrading or inhuman treatment,” Sales said. He says Guzman’s common-law wife Emma Coronel has...... (read more)

12. Rights Group: Torture Rampant in Post-Coup Turkey
October 24, 2016

Police in Turkey have used new emergency decrees enacted after July’s failed coup attempt to torture detainees, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch. The report alleges 13 cases of torture at the hands of police, made possible by emergency decrees that absolve government officials of responsibility for their actions. “By removing safeguards against torture, the Turkish government effectively wrote a blank check to law enforcement agencies to torture and mistreat...... (read more)

13. Amnesty International: Iraqi Forces Torture, Kill Sunni Men Fleeing IS 
October 18, 2016

Amnesty International reports that Iraqi government forces and paramilitaries have arbitrarily detained, tortured and killed male Sunni civilians who have escaped from Islamic State areas and are suspected of having ties to the extremists. “As the battle to retake Mosul gets underway, it is crucial that Iraqi authorities take steps to ensure these appalling abuses do not happen again,” Amnesty said in a report published Tuesday. “There can be no justification for extrajudicial executions,...... (read more)

14. Australia Denies Allegations of Torture at Migrant Camp
October 18, 2016

Australia has rejected allegations by human rights campaigners that conditions on a small South Pacific Island where migrants are kept “amount to torture.”  Amnesty International’s report claims that many asylum seekers held at the Australian-run camp on Nauru have attempted suicide to escape indefinite detention. Amnesty International said the incarceration of asylum seekers on the tiny South Pacific Island of Nauru was a "systematic regime of neglect and cruelty.” Its...... (read more)

15. Rights Group: Australia’s Treatment of Refugees Amounts to ‘Torture’
October 17, 2016

Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers amounts to torture under international law, according to a new report by the human rights group, Amnesty International. About 1,200 asylum seekers have been forcibly transferred to what Australia calls an offshore processing center on the Pacific island of Nauru. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, Amnesty interviewed refugees and whistleblowers from companies contracted to run the asylum centers.... (read more)

16. Amnesty International Slams Australia Over Asylum-Seeker Camps
October 17, 2016

Amnesty International says asylum-seekers being held on the Australian-run detention center on the remote Pacific island of Nauru are essentially being subject to torture under international law. A report issued Monday by the human rights group says many of the more than 400 men, women and children being held on Nauru have attempted various forms of self harm, including attempted suicides, and were falling into deep despair over their long detention and uncertain fate. The...... (read more)

17. UN Rights Chief: Trump Would be 'Dangerous' President
October 12, 2016

The U.N.'s human rights chief said Wednesday that if elected the next U.S. president, Donald Trump would be "dangerous from an international point of view." Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein called some of Trump's comments about vulnerable communities and the use of torture "deeply unsettling and disturbing." His comments to reporters in Geneva come a month after he said that populist politicians like Trump and Dutch nationalist Geert Wilders are using fear and the...... (read more)

18. Activists Decry British Plan to Suspend Key Human Rights Convention
October 11, 2016

Rights activists and lawyers are up in arms over Britain's plan to suspend an international human rights convention during times of war, a step the government said would protect British troops from "spurious" legal claims of torture and murder against them. The move by British Prime Minister Theresa May followed years of mounting anger in the Conservative Party and the country's tabloid press over thousands of cases filed against soldiers who served in Iraq. The British...... (read more)

19. Amnesty Cancels Thailand Torture Report Event After Police Warnings
September 28, 2016

Police in Thailand's capital threatened Wednesday to arrest human rights researchers with Amnesty International over an event tied to a new report detailing allegations of “torture and other ill treatment” by the military and police. Minar Pimple, Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Global Operations, said in a statement authorities “warned that if representatives of Amnesty International spoke at the event, they could be subject to arrest and prosecution under Thailand’s labor...... (read more)

20. HRW: Pakistan’s Police Abusing, Killing Suspects
September 26, 2016

A global rights defender has called for Pakistan to overhaul its Colonial-era police system, alleging it is filled with “disgruntled” and “corrupt” officers who commit abuses with impunity.   The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), while releasing findings of a new report Monday, said it has documented a range of police abuses in three of the country’s four provinces, including torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, extra-judicial killings and other ill-treatment of detainees,...... (read more)

21. Amnesty Accuses Nigerian Police Unit of Torture, Bribe-taking
September 21, 2016

Amnesty International accused a Nigerian police unit on Wednesday of torturing suspects and demanding bribes to free them - allegations dismissed by the police. The rights group said people arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were starved, beaten, shot and subjected to mock executions "until they either make a 'confession' or pay officers a bribe to be released." Nigeria's national police force denied the allegations, saying it did "not employ...... (read more)

22. UN Team Identifies Crime Suspects in Burundi
September 20, 2016

U.N. investigators looking into the alleged torture and killings of government opponents in Burundi have drawn up a list of suspects who should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, they said Tuesday. The United Nations has verified 564 executions in the central African nation since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza sparked protests by saying he would seek a third term, the investigators said, calling that "clearly a conservative estimate." The government...... (read more)

23. Analyst: Karimov Left Uzbekistan a Country 'Associated With Torture'
September 02, 2016

Islam Karimov was born in Samarkand, the ancient Silk Road city in eastern Uzbekistan, in 1938, at the height of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s purges. According to various unofficial biographical accounts, Karimov’s father was jailed two years before his birth and was not the president's biological parent; in 1941, after his father was released from prison, Karimov’s parents placed the young boy in an orphanage. They reportedly brought him home the following year, but then returned...... (read more)

24. Demands Grow for Kenya to Probe Killings, Disappearances
August 31, 2016

In Kenya, calls for the government to act on extrajudicial killings and disappearances are growing daily. This week, the body of a nurse who disappeared 10 days ago was discovered in a morgue in central Kenya.  According to local media, investigators say the body had injuries on the hands and neck, showing signs torture. Extrajudicial killings and disappearances continue in Kenya, despite a push by human rights organizations and Western governments for the country’s government to...... (read more)

25. Human Rights Activists Condemn Secret Detentions in Ukraine
August 29, 2016

International rights group are raising the alarm about secret detentions in Ukraine. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch published a report this summer detailing the use of torture and secret detentions by both the Ukrainian government and the Russia-backed separatist rebels it is fighting in the country's east.   The two groups said Monday that 13 people have been released from a Security Service of Ukraine compound since the report came out. The groups said, however,...... (read more)

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