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Separating children from parents at the border is torture
In two speeches last week in the border states of Arizona and California, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that as a matter of enforcement, if an unauthorized migrant brings a child across the US-Mexico border without documentation, “we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law. If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border.”
Memos reveal torture of detainees at CIA black site in Afghanistan
New details have been disclosed about the CIA’s torture program at a black site prison near Kabul, Afghanistan, thanks to newly unsealed documents the spy agency and US Defense Department were forced to declassify over a lawsuit filed by victims of the torture program.
Bahraini rights groups slam use of torture by regime’s NSA against dissent
Three Bahraini human rights groups have slammed the Persian Gulf monarchy’s National Security Agency (NSA) for its systematic use of torture against all citizens, including activists and human rights defenders.
Psychologists accused of designing CIA 'torture' program to stand trial
Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods.
Trump administration moves to keep CIA torture report secret
The administration of US President Donald Trump has begun returning to Congress copies of a 2014 report describing the CIA's harsh detention and torture techniques under the George W. Bush administration.
UN calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture
The United Nations Committee against Torture has urged Sri Lanka to investigate documented allegations of rape and torture of detainees by security forces.
US judge orders top CIA officials to testify over torture program
A US federal judge has ordered former high-ranking CIA officials to testify in a lawsuit against the psychologists who designed the spy agency’s torture techniques after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Rights group details torture in Egyptian jail
Human Rights Watch has published an 80-page report, detailing the torture of prisoners in Egypt's Scorpion Prison.
UN Committee Against Torture urges Burundi to address abuses
The UN Committee Against Torture urged Burundi on Friday to address abuses in the country, including extrajudicial killings and widespread torture and sexual harassment.
Bahraini dissident dies ‘after torture’ in custody
A political dissident in Bahrain has reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained under torture while in custody.
Amnesty urges EU to halt Egypt arms sales to stop killings, torture
Leading human rights group Amnesty International has criticized a dozen European countries for complicity in Egypt’s crackdown on dissent through their arms exports to the African country.
UN committee to grill Israel on torture
The UN Committee Against Torture is to question Israel on its policies with regard to torture.
Mexican army makes apology over woman's torture
The Mexican army made a rare public apology over a scandal in which two soldiers and a policewoman tortured a terrified woman in a video that went viral.
Carly Fiorina defends Bush-era torture tactics
US Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has defended the torture and spying tactics that were used by the administration of former President George W. Bush during the so-called war on terror.
Rights groups urge US authorities to investigate CIA torture
Leading human rights groups have called on the United States Department of Justice to investigate the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program.

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