Kenyans tortured during Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s negotiating for compensation with British government.
Hong Wrong blogs about an upcoming protest on April 27 among refugees, tortured survivors and NGOs against the government’s treatment of torture victims and to call for an urgent review of the screening system for assessing protection claims. Written by Oiwan Lam · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook ·...
Extreme Kidnapping is a new service in Detroit for those of you who’ve ever watched a crime show on Investigative Discovery and gotten jealous of those lucky kidnapping and torture victims. Yes, we know that’s a stretch, but apparently the clientele exists, and they’re willing to pay $500 or more for it. Launched by Adam [...]Show More Summary
Dexter Filkins recalls touring Iraq’s torture chambers with a former torture victim named Al-Musawi: Today, in 2013—a decade later—it’s not fashionable to suggest that the American invasion of Iraq served any useful purpose. It was a catastrophe, born of original sin—of lies and exaggeration and trumped-up intelligence. How many times have you heard that this week? [...]
(CAIRO) — An Egyptian activist who led protests over an iconic torture victim during the rule of Hosni Mubarak was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in prison for allegedly slapping a prosecutor. The activist, Hassan Mostafa, denied the charge, and his lawyer called the case a malicious prosecution. Show More Summary
SAAER, West Bank: As the men carrying her husband's body drew closer and the sounds of anguish from the thousands of mourners outside grew louder, Dalal Jaradat, three months pregnant with their third child, rested her head on her two-year-old...Show More Summary
When the criminal justice system gets you in its grip, it does not let go easily. The screws can tighten harder for the innocent, as law enforcement loathes admitting its mistakes. Take the case of Stanley Wrice.
L-3 Communications, through its parent company Engility Holdings Inc, has disclosed in an SEC filing that it has paid over $5 million to victims of torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq during the U.S occupation.
Ministry of Defence has spent $22.7m settling claims from 205 Iraqis who alleged abuse by British troops.
'My body is burning,' Eritrean torture victim tells Radio 4 Today after desert kidnapping Summary LAST UPDATED AT 13:55 ON Mon 26 Nov 2012 GANGS of nomads are holding refugees hostage in the Egypt's Sinai desert, torturing them daily...Show More Summary
(Kenneth Anderson) Samantar served as Defense Minister and later Prime Minister of Somalia, fleeing the country in 1991 and coming to the US in 1997. He was sued under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victims Protection Act under allegations of torture, extrajudicial execution, and illegal detention by government agents claimed to be under his official command. [...]
When I last wrote about Stanley Wrice, he was hoping to walk his daughter Gail down the aisle. Hope does not come easily to a man serving a 100-year sentence for a gang rape back in 1982, but Wrice had seized the momentum in his fight for exoneration.
Britain's High Court ruled Friday that three Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule can proceed with compensation claims against the British government
Welcome to Question of the Day. Uncovering the tortured victims of London's rude people. I was in the post office this morning, patiently waiting to deliver a birthday present to my mom, when some absolute cretinous whore of a bitch accidentally stood on my toe. Show More Summary
On September 10, 2012 the Finance Committee of the Chicago City Council approved a $950,000 settlement for 80-year-old police torture victim Oscar Walden, the penultimate event in Walden's 60 year battle to obtain justice.
Just as the fight heats up once again between government forces and protesters in Bahrain, a virtual brawl nearly broke out between the daughter of...
The city of Chicago is preparing to pay out more than $5 million to former inmate Michael Tillman, one of 110 alleged African American victims of police torture under long-time police commander Jon Burge. Tillman spent more than two decades in prison for the 1986 rape and murder of a South Side woman, which he [...]
Today, almost exactly 26 years after his arrest, the Finance Committee of the Chicago City Council approved the payment of a $5.375 million settlement to police torture victim Michael Tillman.
Do you like foie gras? I don't really get the excitement, myself. It tastes exactly the same as ordinary pâté such as you'd buy in Tesco, but fattier. Anyway, some people think it's great and worth spending lots of money on. As with oysters and caviar, that largely makes me think of Douglas Adams's description [...]