Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 5 °C Wednesday 1 April, 2020

#Torture

From TheJournal.ie Belgium vows to toughen parole after Dutroux ex-wife outcry Belgium

Belgium vows to toughen parole after Dutroux ex-wife outcry

Belgium’s Prime Minister has vowed to toughen parole rules following the release of the accomplice and ex-wife of paedophile serial killer Marc Dutroux.

From TheJournal.ie US doctor accused of 'waterboarding' daughter Delaware

US doctor accused of 'waterboarding' daughter

Well-known US paediatrician Dr. Melvin Morse is accused of holding his daughter’s face under a running tap.

From TheJournal.ie Court releases wife of notorious Belgian paedophile and child murderer Belgium

Court releases wife of notorious Belgian paedophile and child murderer

Michelle Martin was jailed in 2004 for complicity in the imprisonment and death of her husband’s young victims.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings Libya

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.

From TheJournal.ie 27 "torture centres" revealed in Syria Syria

27 "torture centres" revealed in Syria

There are 27 torture centres in the country where people have been beaten and ill-treated – which points to a state policy of torture, Human Rights Watch has said.

From TheJournal.ie Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report Bahrain

Torture and other human rights abuses continuing in Bahrain – Amnesty report

The Bahraini government insists it is on the road to reform – but Amnesty International has condemned its “piecemeal” efforts, accusing that state of continuing human rights violations including torture.

From TheJournal.ie Syria conflict now the biggest problem facing world - Ban Ki-moon Syria

Syria conflict now the biggest problem facing world - Ban Ki-moon

Rebels were yesterday forced out of one eastern city by regime forces and artillery, as a group warned of serious human rights abuses.

From TheJournal.ie Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital Syria

Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital

Chilling footage has emerged from Homs, showing patients tightly shackled to beds and bearing the marks of beatings.

From TheJournal.ie The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green Explainer

The story behind the giant banner on St Stephen's Green

You may have seen the picture of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja – but do you know why a three-storey-high banner of him is hanging from a building in the centre of Dublin?

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Nine killed as soldiers storm Egypt's Tahrir protests Egypt

Nine killed as soldiers storm Egypt's Tahrir protests

Young men and women were beaten and given electric shocks during the violent crackdown on anti-military demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: The latest on the EU agreement, tributes paid to mother and daughter crash victims, and possibly the best Christmas light display ever…

From TheJournal.ie HSE announces investigation over father who raped and tortured daughters Abuse

HSE announces investigation over father who raped and tortured daughters

The HSE’s handling of the case will be reviewed, after reports that health authorities had contact with the family for several years while abuse continued.

From TheJournal.ie EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria Syira

EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria

European Union foreign ministers today agreed a number of new economic sanctions against Syria which include limits on exports and support for Syrian government projects.

From TheJournal.ie Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN Syria

Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN

UN Human Rights Council says its investigation into human rights abuse claims has found that at least 256 children were killed and that some were tortured to death.

From TheJournal.ie Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring Bahrain

Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring

The king of Bahrain says the investigator charged with probing the government’s crackdown on civilian protests uncovered “real shortcomings” from state institutions.

From TheJournal.ie Second torture case being brought against Rumsfeld Rumsfeld

Second torture case being brought against Rumsfeld

Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faces lawsuits over claims he is personally responsible for the alleged torture of US citizens by US forces.

From TheJournal.ie Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe Blood Diamonds

Blood diamond 'torture camp' discovered in Zimbabwe

An investigation has revealed claims of systematic torture, beatings and rape at one Zimbabwe’s diamond mines.

From TheJournal.ie 'Weigh importance of info sought against pain inflicted': UK's secret policy on torture Torture

'Weigh importance of info sought against pain inflicted': UK's secret policy on torture

A top secret document has been obtained by the Guardian detailing the UK’s policy on torture.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix - Tuesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix - Tuesday

In today’s Fix: Irish economy forecast to shrink this year; Aer Lingus pilots threaten industrial action; ‘sexy’ TDs; and the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC Rights

Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC

The Irish Human Rights Commission has presented a report to the UN Committee Against Torture condemning Ireland’s penal policy and detention conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish man claims he was tortured over £2,000 debt Portugal

Scottish man claims he was tortured over £2,000 debt

James Ross was reportedly kept in a cage and had an ear, two fingers and three toes chopped off over an unpaid debt.

From TheJournal.ie Guantanamo Bay detainees get millions in compo from UK Guantanamo

Guantanamo Bay detainees get millions in compo from UK

British government’s payout leads way for independent inquiry into claims of UK forces’ involvement in torture.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Pressure mounts on Ireland to accept a bailout; David Drumm prepares to face his creditors, and … Free Cheese! Get the last of the free cheese!

From TheJournal.ie Bush denies waterboarding is torture, defends invasion of Iraq Torture

Bush denies waterboarding is torture, defends invasion of Iraq

Bush says history will judge him a success – buts adds that he’ll be dead by then.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the former Mountjoy governor claims Larry Murphy was thrown to the wolves; George W Bush claims waterboarding “saved lives”, and Chris de Burgh sees red.