Torture

The Moral Cost of Torture

by Anthony Marsella – TRANSCEND Media Service Dr Anthony Marsella was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii. He is a consultant to numerous national and international agencies. Dr Marsella is widely known as a pioneer figure in…

Execution Chaos: Witnesses Say Executions Are Botched as States Use Untested, Secret Drug Cocktails

See the full article in Democracy Now!   As drug companies refuse to let their products be used for the death penalty, states are using untested drug combinations that have resulted in deaths like that of Dennis McGuire in Ohio,…

Watershed legislation criminalising torture & custodial violence enacted in Bangladesh

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) congratulates the people of Bangladesh for the enactment of the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013. The Jatiyo Shangsad (National Parliament) enacted the draft law,…

UK Border Agency insists that Sri Lankans pay to get maimed so they can claim asylum

By Frank Arnold(1). Burnt with metal rods and cigarette butts? Maybe so, says the Border Agency, but you paid someone to do this to you. A surgeon with expertise in torture scars argues that ‘self-torture by proxy’ is a dangerous…

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