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2006-07-19 12:31:18

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Using electric shock, beatings and suffocation, Chicago police tortured criminal suspects into giving confessions during the 1970s and 1980s, the authors of a report said on Wednesday.

2006-06-27 18:04:05

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Women and girls trafficked for forced sexual or domestic work suffer post-traumatic stress on a par with torture victims, researchers said on Wednesday.

2006-05-19 03:27:41

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S.

2006-05-19 03:09:10

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S.

2006-05-16 01:09:27

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police had a better rate of success at cracking murder cases last year than either the United States or Britain, officials said on Monday, strongly denying that forced confessions were behind the good results.

2006-05-05 09:25:00

The United States on Friday defended its treatment of foreign terrorism suspects held abroad, telling a U.N. committee it backed a ban on torture and stressing there had been "relatively few actual cases of abuse."

2006-05-05 03:21:43

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States defended on Friday its treatment of foreign terrorism suspects held abroad, telling the U.N.

2006-05-03 08:48:16

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - Torture and inhumane treatment are "widespread" in U.S.-run detention centers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba and elsewhere despite Washington's denials, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

2006-05-03 00:07:22

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - Torture and inhumane treatment are "widespread" in U.S.-run detention centers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cuba and elsewhere despite Washington's denials, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

2006-01-24 16:54:41

By Jon Boyle STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The United States flew detainees to countries where they would be tortured and European governments probably knew about it, the head of a European human rights investigation said on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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