Torture Press Release
|05/29/2020 - 04:39||
US Government urged to do more to prevent major outbreaks of COVID-19 in detention centres UN experts
GENEVA (29 May 2020) – UN human rights experts* today urged the United States Government to reduce the population in places of detention to prevent large outbreaks of COVID-19 and ease the mounting pressure on staff and the penitentiary system as a whole.
|05/22/2020 - 12:45||
Peninsula Man Arrested in Connection with Multiple Sex Felonies
Mr. Klumb is a long time Peninsula resident who worked at the local hospital as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant.
|05/19/2020 - 10:57||
Survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan struggle to access health care
GENEVA (19 MAY 2020) - Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence continue to struggle to access adequate medical and mental health care, according to a new report issued by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and the UN Human Rights Office.
|05/17/2020 - 21:36||
A call for an end to solitary confinement
New research from The University of Queensland has called for an end to solitary confinement in Queensland prisons because of the impact on the mental and physical health of prisoners.
|05/14/2020 - 01:29||
Iraq: New Government, New Legislative Agenda
With the formation of Iraq’s government on May 7, 2020, parliament can now focus on legislative reform.
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|05/07/2020 - 13:29||
National Council of Jewish Women Statement on New Title IX Rule
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|04/24/2020 - 17:07||
AG Rosenblum Commends Oregon Legislature for Infusion of $2 Million for Domestic Violence Services
At the request of Attorney General Rosenblum and others, the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board (“E-Board”) has provided an emergency infusion of $2 million dollars to fund crucial safe housing to victims and survivors of domestic violence. Local domestic violence service providers have struggled to keep up with dramatically increased demand throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
|04/20/2020 - 03:24||
Thailand: Investigate Army Torture, Murder in Drug Case
Yutthana Saisa, 33, died in military custody in Nakhon Phanom province on April 17, 2020, after soldiers allegedly tortured him and his brother Natthapong Saisa, 29, during an interrogation. The unit’s commanders pledged on April 19 to investigate the case.
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|04/14/2020 - 13:43||
This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Remember Incarcerated Survivors
In 2019, Devon, a gay man serving time at a prison in Nevada, was raped by two other prisoners whom he considered friends. When he told other inmates, they accused him of lying and warned that if he told staff what happened, he risked being hurt or killed. Still, Devon mustered the courage to come forward two months later. But when he reported the rape to facility officials, they responded indifferently.
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|04/13/2020 - 15:05||
Human Rights First Statement on Appointment of U.S. Official Linked to Post-9/11 Torture
With Appointment as Envoy for Arms, Trump Administration Admits Defeat for Top Human Rights Post for Marshall Billingslea.
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|04/09/2020 - 13:36||
Oman: Implementation remains key as the Sultanate ratifies two major human rights instruments
Oman has recently ratified two major human rights conventions the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT), the United Nations Convention on Enforced Disappearances (UNCED). The accession to those major international Human Rights treaties took place in the view of the upcoming UPR-session originally scheduled on November 5, 2020, which has been postponed, as a result of the current COVID-19 situation, to January 2021.
|04/08/2020 - 10:43||
Uzbekistan: UN Cites Concerns on Torture, Freedoms
Consideration of Uzbekistan, 128th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, in Geneva.
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|04/08/2020 - 03:17||
Philippines: Investigate humiliating abuses by local officials enforcing curfew
The Philippine authorities should urgently investigate reports of barangay (village) officials committing abuses against people accused of violating curfews, said Amnesty International Philippines today.
|04/05/2020 - 20:51||
Free Prisoners of Conscience Before Its Too Late
NEW YORK – As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) urges the immediate release of prisoners of conscience in countries around the world ruled by authoritarian regimes, including Venezuela, Egypt, Syria, and Bahrain.
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|04/01/2020 - 17:14||
PROVINCE ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES IN SUPPORT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
The Manitoba government is introducing new online resources and supports for victims as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for status of women, announced today.
|03/23/2020 - 16:38||
Thailand: Military conscripts face rampant harassment, beatings and sexual abuse
A new investigation by Amnesty International published today exposes how the Thai military routinely subject new conscripts to a barrage of beating, humiliation and sexual abuse that often amounts to torture.
|03/18/2020 - 16:11||
Closing U.S. Southern Border to Those Most in Need is Unlawful, Immoral
ST. PAUL, Minn. and WASHINGTON — The Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT) today issued a statement calling for the United States’ borders to remain open to the pursuit of asylum.
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|03/16/2020 - 22:05||
United Arab Emirates: UN human rights experts call for urgent reforms of degrading conditions of detention
United Arab Emirates: UN human rights experts call for urgent reforms of degrading conditions of detention GENEVA (17 March 2020) – UN human rights experts* have urged the Emirati authorities to investigate and reform detention conditions that amount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
|03/12/2020 - 21:27||
UAE: Woman Prisoner Reportedly Attempts Suicide
Sources close to the woman say that prison authorities subjected her and a second Emirati woman prisoner, 37, to solitary confinement for at least three weeks and denied them adequate medical care.
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|03/11/2020 - 13:54||
UN torture prevention body suspends Argentina visit over Covid-19 concernsPostpones scheduled visits to Bulgaria, Australia and Nauru
UN torture prevention body suspends Argentina visit over Covid-19 concerns Postpones scheduled visits to Bulgaria, Australia and Nauru GENEVA (11 March 2020) - The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended its visit to Argentina in view of the current situation caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19), and also postponed other upcoming missions.
|03/10/2020 - 06:35||
Study: Doctors, nurses can break stigma of silence that sexual violence survivors face
An analysis of 16 in-depth interviews with women who had experienced rape, molestation, coercion or other forms of sexual violence, published online in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, shows that communication was key to coping with and making sense of their experiences, despite facing a “stigma of silence” in their families and communities.
|03/09/2020 - 08:18||
Bahrain: Death Sentences Despite Torture Claims
The Court of Cassation, Bahrain’s court of last resort, will issue the final verdict in the coming weeks. This is the second time the Court of Cassation will examine the case of Ali Moosa and Mohamed Ramadan. A criminal court on December 29, 2014 sentenced both to death for murdering a policeman, despite their torture allegations. The Court of Cassation confirmed the death sentences in November 2015 but overturned them in October 2018 after a previously undisclosed medical report appeared to corroborate Moosa’s torture allegations.
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|03/04/2020 - 21:36||
International Criminal Court Authorizes Investigation into U.S. Torture Program, Other International Crimes
Appeals Chamber Reverses Decision Blocking Investigation into Crimes Related to Conflict in Afghanistan.
|03/04/2020 - 18:43||
Co-authors to visit UNM to discuss new book surrounding campus sexual assault
Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan are scheduled to make a stop in Albuquerque and visit The University of New Mexico amidst their 6-month author tour promoting their new book, “Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus.”
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|03/02/2020 - 13:00||
Egypt: Death sentences against 37 convicted of terrorism after unfair trial
Responding to today’s death sentences of 37 defendants by the Cairo Criminal Court following their conviction on terrorism-related charges, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said: