The Council of Europe has called on its member states to prohibit the trade and public availability of tools used for torture and the death penalty.
Prosecutors in the U.S. have indicted two men over an alleged scheme to kidnap and torture migrants from Cuba so as to extort money from their victims’ families.
Protesters arrested during the widespread anti-government demonstrations that erupted in Iran last year have been beaten, electrocuted and otherwise tortured, according to a new report Amnesty International published on Wednesday.
An international human rights watchdog is demanding that Thailand cease military enforcement of its anti-narcotics laws following the torture of two drug dealers, one of whom later died of his injuries.
An international law firm has decried allegations from a Jordanian businessman that its employees subjected him to treatment amounting to torture to obtain a false confession amid a fraud investigation in the United Arab Emirates.
Few hours after he was dragged out of his room and beaten in the so-called ''torture cell,'' a Bangladesh student who criticized the state's recent water-sharing agreement with India on his Facebook page was found dead, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday.
Corruption and torture are decisively linked, and members of the Council of Europe need to move swiftly and effectively to “eradicate these threats to democracy, human rights and the rule of law,” the organization said last week.
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