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UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

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A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears that they and other activists would b...

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

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A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears that they and other activists would b...

‘Callous’ Home Office warns torture victims they face deportation

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Torture victims who have been officially recognised by doctors as “vulnerable and at risk” are being told by the Home Office that they face being deported to Rwanda, el observador puede revelar. At least one asylum seeker...

Matilda: the cake-based torture sticks in the mind – but this delightful film is worth rewatching

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Spy Kids may have had cooler action scenes, and Shrek had the puerile silliness, but looking back on the films I watched as a child, it’s the 1996 movie Matilda that I remember most fondly. Starring Mara Wilson as th...

Dutch court jails drugs gang who built torture room and cells in containers

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A Dutch court has sentenced 11 men to between one and nine years for maintaining an “underworld prison” with a torture chamber, hidden in shipping containers, in a case that shocked the Netherlands. The case revolved ...

Two Britons testify against Interpol chief in UAE torture claim

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Two British men who spent time in detention in the United Arab Emirates have testified in Paris that an Emirati security official who is now the president of Interpol was responsible for their alleged torture. Matthew...

Philippines election: torture survivors from Marcos era in shock after son’s win

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Survivors of the brutal regime of the late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos have described his son’s apparent landslide presidential election victory as the product of trickery and disinformation, warning it is u...

I went through ‘conversion therapy’ – no trans person should face that torture again

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You hear it all the time, the question: “When did you know you were trans?” The question should really be: “When did I know that the rest of the world didn’t behave in the same way as I did?” When I came out at 14, mes ...

Torture photos added to evidence in trial of alleged Dutch drug kingpin

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Photographs found on a phone showing the torture of a woman believed to be a Moroccan-Dutch drug smuggler nicknamed the Godmother of the Coke have been added to the prosecution’s evidence against a suspected drug king...

CIA black site detainee served as training prop to teach interrogators torture techniques

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A detainee at a secret CIA detention site in Afghanistan was used as a living prop to teach trainee interrogators, who lined up to take turns at knocking his head against a plywood wall, leaving him with brain damage,...

I am leaving Australia’s torture chambers after nine years – but what I have is the worst kind of freedom

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These are the hardest days, and they are slowly passing. This early morning, before the sun had risen, I was remembering Nauru. In our first year detained in the camp on Nauru, I remember most of the asylum seekers we...

Dutch torture container ‘shows cocaine users the consequences of their habits’

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The discovery of a soundproofed torture chamber believed to have been used by a narcotics gang should remind recreational cocaine users of the consequences of their habits, a Dutch public prosecutor has said. Koos Plo...

‘I didn’t know who I was any more’: how CIA torture pushed me to the edge of death

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Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo prisoner who has been held by the US without charge for the past 20 años, kept notes of the torture to which he was subjected by the CIA between his arrest in 2002 and his transfer to Gua...

Torture complaint filed against new president of Interpol

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A lawyer representing a jailed human rights defender in the United Arab Emirates has filed a torture complaint against the new president of Interpol, Maj Gen Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi, as the official made his first visit...

Lithuania pays Guantánamo ‘forever prisoner’ Abu Zubaydah €100,000 over CIA torture

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Lithuania has paid more than $110,000 to Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo detainee known as the “forever prisoner”, in compensation for having allowed the CIA to hold him at a secret site outside Vilnius where he was subj...

Novak Djokovic: refugees hope tennis star’s hotel detention will cast light on their ‘torture’

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Novak Djokovic’s wrangling with authorities over entering Australia has inadvertently highlighted a different plight: those of the refugees and asylum seekers stuck for months, and years, at the Park Hotel. The infamo...

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