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British soldiers to be questioned over Iraq war crimes


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Hundreds of British soldiers will be investigated for crimes allegedly committed during the Iraq war, the Telegraph reported Sunday.Investigators with the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) ... Read more...

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Russia urges US to respect rights of WikiLeaks suspect


March 9th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS) Russia wants the US to respect the human rights of a soldier accused of leaking American classified information through whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, a Russian foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Indian honeymoon killer resists extradition to South Africa


December 14th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) The life of Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani, suspected of ordering the murder of his wife during their honeymoon, would be at risk if he is extradited ... Read more...

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Apex court wants zero tolerance for police atrocities


November 5th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that police atrocities are violative of the constitutional mandate of protection of life and liberty and not resisting them amounts ... Read more...

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200,000 people living in ‘horrific’ North Korean prison camps: Amnesty


May 4th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4(ANI): North Korea's political prison camps have grown in size over the past decade and now hold an estimated 200,000 people in "horrific" conditions, a report from the London-based rights ... Read more...

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Bradley Manning treatment called ‘illegal and unconstitutional’


April 11th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Over 250 of America's leading legal scholars have described the treatment of American soldier Bradley Manning, who has been accused of leaking classified cables to WikiLeaks, as illegal, ... Read more...

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Egyptian women protesters forced to take ‘virginity tests’


March 24th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar.24 (ANI): Women arrested by Egyptian military personnel during protests at Cairo's Tahrir Square were subjected to "virginity tests" and other forms of humiliation, claims an Amnesty International report.Eighteen demonstrators were ... Read more...

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US defends making WikiLeaks suspect sleep naked in military cell


March 5th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5(ANI): The Unites States has defended its decision to make US Army private Bradley Manning sleep naked in military cell.A US military spokesman has said the decision was to prevent ... Read more...

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Assange calls US soldier accused in Wikileaks case an “unparalleled hero”


March 4th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said that Bradley Manning, the US Army Private accused of sharing classified documents with the whistleblower website, is an "unparalleled hero"."For him ... Read more...

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US soldier accused in Wikileaks case stripped, left naked in military cell: Lawyer


March 4th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): The lawyer of Bradley Manning, the US Army Private accused of sharing classified documents with WikiLeaks, has claimed that his client was stripped of his clothes and left ... Read more...

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EU rights court agrees to hear ‘freedom campaign’ case of 3 murderers


February 26th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.26 (ANI): The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the cases of three murderers who launched a freedom campaign based on their human rights.The three convicts- Jeremy Bamber, ... Read more...

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Brit drug dealer to sue cops for revealing his identity to neighbours


February 15th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A Brit drug dealer is set to take legal action against cops for "humiliating" him by telling neighbours he had been jailed.Police put Luke Walsh-Pinnock's mugshot on a ... Read more...

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European Human Rights court rulings making UK ’safe heaven’ for foreign terrorists’


February 4th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Human Rights rulings have made Britain a 'safe haven' for foreign terrorists, the independent reviewer of anti-terror laws has warned.The Daily Mail quoted Lord Carlile as saying ... Read more...

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Maoists urged to release 4 Chhattisgarh policemen


September 30th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.30 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today appealed to the Maoists to respect international humanitarian law and release all the four policemen from their custody unharmed.The Maoists ... Read more...

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Former Swedish police chief sentenced to prison for rapes


July 30th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 30 (DPA) A former Swedish police chief was convicted Friday on several counts of sexual crimes, including rape, and sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison. Goran Lindberg is guilty of aggravated ... Read more...

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EU court halts extradition of UK terror suspects to US


July 8th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): The European Court of Human Rights has halted the extradition of radical preacher Abu Hamza and Babar Ahmad to the United States on terror charges.According to Sky News, ... Read more...

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Ajmer blast accused petition accepted, Rajasthan Government to file reply


May 7th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Ajmer, May 7 (ANI): A court in Ajmer on Friday admitted the revised petition of Devendra Gupta, arrested for his alleged role in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast and issued a notice ... Read more...

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‘Custodial deaths rose 41.66 percent in UPA rule’


April 13th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A rights group Tuesday said that the number of custodial deaths in the country has increased by 41.66 percent since the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government came ... Read more...

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Mafia boss wins right to use bathroom without being filmed


March 28th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): A Mafia boss has won the right to go to the bathroom in private while behind bars.Judge Giovanna Di Rosa accepted Salvatore Lo Piccolo's argument that he should ... Read more...

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Nepal goes north for climate, diplomats south for justice


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 3 (IANS) As nearly two-dozen Nepal ministers Thursday flew to the mountainous north to hold the first cabinet meeting ever in the lap of Mt Everest, nine western diplomats based ... Read more...

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Allow Israeli soldier to contact family, HRW asks Hamas


June 25th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 25 (DPA) International rights group, the Human Rights Watch (HRW), Thursday called on the Hamas movement to allow captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit contact with his family. Hamas, which rules Gaza ... Read more...

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Blair knew of secret policy on terror interrogations


June 18th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was aware of the existence of a secret interrogation policy which effectively led to British citizens, and others, being tortured during counter-terrorism ... Read more...

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CIA tortured Qaeda captives inside prison: ICRC report


March 16th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.16 (ANI): A secret report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has revealed that the Al-Qaeda operatives captured by the CIA were subjected to torture inside the ... Read more...

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Red Cross detailed torture at Guantanamo in 2007: Report


March 16th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (DPA) The International Committee of the Red Cross described the treatment of Guantanamo detainees as torture in a confidential report in 2007, according to a report Monday. The group was ... Read more...

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Belgian mum sold her newborns for liposuction”


December 14th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): A Belgian has been accused of selling her two children to pay for a liposuction operation.mother has been accused of selling newborn twin boys for PS9,000 to ... Read more...

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Asian rights body urges Prachanda to protect rights of Tibetans


September 15th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.15 (ANI): Asian Centre for Human Rights urged the visiting Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda to protect the rights of the Tibetan refugees in Nepal and ... Read more...

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UK to investigate alleged outsourcing of torture of Brit student by Pak agencies


July 17th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): A British MP has lodged a complaint with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which routinely conducts investigations into the affairs of the MI5 and MI6, alleging that ... Read more...

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British intelligence ‘outsourcing’ torture to Pakistani agencies?


July 15th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) In what could be a controversial twist to Britain's fight against terrorism, MPs are calling for a probe into allegations that "torture" of British nationals has been "outsourced" ... Read more...

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Tortured Brit terror suspects reveal secret ISI interrogation centre in Rawalpindi


May 13th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin
London , May 13 (ANI): Pakistan s intelligence agency ISI reportedly runs a secret interrogation centre in the Saddar district of Rawalpindi, where it has in the past tortured a number ... Read more...

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Cherie Blair roots for Hasina’s release from jail


April 25th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) Urging Bangladesh's military-backed government not to "walk the Myanmar path", former British premier Tony Blair's wife Cherie Blair appealed that ailing former prime minister Sheikh Hasina be released ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-Moon, UNHCR express concern over emergency in Pakistan


November 14th, 2007 - 8:32 am ICT by admin
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