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World - War in Ukraine
11/29/2022 2:00:16 PM
When a dozen Russian soldiers stormed into Dmytro Bilyi's home in August, the 24-year-old police officer said they gave him a chilling choice: Hand in his pistol or his mother and brother would disappear.

World - Region
11/17/2022 10:10:10 PM
A man reputed to be one of Israel's most wanted gang leaders was arrested during a raid of a home in a posh Johannesburg suburb where South African authorities said they also found guns, drugs, and a van equipped for torture.

War in Ukraine - Military
9/16/2022 2:50:31 PM
Ukraine said Friday it had counted some 450 graves at a site near Izyum after recapturing the strategic eastern city from the Russians, a discovery that Kyiv likened to atrocities seen in Bucha and Mariupol.

War in Ukraine - Military
7/5/2022 11:13:19 AM
Russia said on Tuesday it was investigating the torture of Russian soldiers held prisoner in Ukraine and recently released as part of a prisoner swap with Kyiv in late June.

World - Region
6/1/2022 1:26:54 PM
Denmark's supreme court on Tuesday overturned a lower court ruling ordering the government to compensate 18 civilians tortured during the Iraq war in a joint operation by Iraqi forces and a Danish battalion.

World - International
5/31/2022 4:01:28 PM
Denmark's supreme court on Tuesday overturned a lower court ruling ordering the government to compensate 18 civilians tortured during the Iraq war in a joint operation by Iraqi forces and a Danish battalion.

World - Region
5/5/2022 8:41:00 PM
A powerful government-backed Libyan militia on Thursday rejected accusations of killings, torture and forced labour, insisting it upholds the law and threatening to sue Amnesty International for its report.

World - Region
5/3/2022 3:48:00 PM
Germany's top court said Tuesday that it has rejected the appeal of a former member of Syria's secret police who was convicted last year of facilitating the torture of prisoners in his home country.

World - International
4/24/2022 8:20:39 PM
Britain said on Sunday it had secured the release of a citizen held since 2017 in Yemen, where he was allegedly tortured.

World - Africa
3/14/2022 11:59:50 AM
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said on Sunday that government forces were responsible for burning a Tigrayan man to death, a barbaric act circulated in a widely-shared video that sparked outrage on social media.

Egypt - Courts & Law
2/16/2022 11:19:14 PM
Egypt’s public prosecution has dismissed claims made by detainees inside El-Salam Police Station that they were tortured by police, saying that the claims were part of a plot to destabilise the country.

World - Region
1/13/2022 12:38:57 PM
A German court on Thursday sentenced a former Syrian colonel to life in jail for crimes against humanity in a landmark first global trial over state-sponsored torture in Syria.

World - Region
1/13/2022 10:31:04 AM
A German court will hand down a landmark verdict Thursday on whether a former Syrian colonel is guilty of crimes against humanity as the first trial worldwide over state-sponsored torture in Syria comes to a close.

World - Region
1/12/2022 12:00:14 PM
Victims of torture in Syria and human rights activists say they hope the upcoming verdict in a landmark trial will be a first step toward justice for countless Syrians who suffered abuse at the hands of President Bashar Assad's government in the country's long-running conflict.

World - Region
1/10/2022 9:27:18 AM
In a cafe in central Berlin, Wafa Mustafa has spread a cluster of photos across a table. The 31-year-old Syrian points to her father, an opponent of the Assad regime who has been missing since he was arrested in 2013.

Arts & Culture - Music
11/21/2021 4:44:21 PM
Six years after Adele's last blockbuster exploration of heartache and loss, everyone's favorite ugly-cry balladeer is back, channeling her vocal fireworks to lay bare the emotional torture -- and catharsis -- of divorce.

World - Africa
11/15/2021 8:44:17 PM
A Kenyan court on Monday sentenced four police officers to prison for manslaughter over the death of the son of a British aristocrat who was tortured and left for dead in a police cell.

World - Africa
11/15/2021 5:15:12 PM
The man who counts the dead sees them everywhere. They're in the handwritten lists of names smuggled out of a region cut off from the world by war. They're in the images of people shot and tossed off a cliff, tortured and pushed into a river, left unburied for days.

World - Africa
11/6/2021 6:14:44 PM
Ethiopia must be ready to make "sacrifices" to "salvage" the country, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday, as fighting in the north intensifies between government forces and Tigrayan rebels who threaten to advance on the capital.

World - Africa
11/4/2021 12:32:29 PM
A rebel march on Ethiopia's capital would worsen the country's severe humanitarian crisis, already fanned by "egregious" government obstruction, a senior US official said on Thursday.

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