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2012-01-03 12:27:13

Use of torture around the world has not diminished but the techniques used have grown more complex and sophisticated.

2009-06-02 10:44:50

New research findings published today by Dr Metin BaÅŸoÄŸlu, Head of Section of Trauma Studies at King's College London and the Istanbul Centre for Behaviour Research and Therapy, examines the psychological impact of war captivity, 'cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment' (CIDT) and physical torture.

2006-07-28 05:07:40

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Committee on Friday told Washington it should immediately shut all "secret detention" facilities and give the International Committee of the Red Cross access to anybody held in armed conflict. In findings on U.S.

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.

2006-05-08 13:08:12

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has put on trial more than 100 armed forces' staff accused of prisoner abuse in Afghanistan and Iraq, twice the number asserted by rights groups, a U.S. official said on Monday. Defending U.S.

2006-04-28 17:29:19

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army on Friday charged Lt. Col.

2006-04-18 12:00:15

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture has demanded that the United States provide more information about its treatment of prisoners at home and foreign terrorism suspects held in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

2006-02-16 15:14:10

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday came under mounting international pressure to close its Guantanamo prison, with U.N. investigators saying detainees there faced treatment amounting to torture.

2005-12-07 12:21:11

By Saul Hudson KIEV (Reuters) - The United States explicitly banned its interrogators around the world from treating detainees inhumanely in a policy shift made public on Wednesday under pressure from Europe and the U.S. Congress. President George W. Bush's administration had always said U.S.

2005-12-07 11:42:05

By Saul Hudson KIEV (Reuters) - The United States, seeking to defuse criticism of reports of abuse of prisoners, has changed its policy on interrogating detainees, officials said on Wednesday, but human rights groups were skeptical there was a real shift. U.S.


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