Feb 12th, 2014
Human Rights Watch report says state authorities have either turned a blind eye or colluded with perpetrators An Eritrean man shows the wounds he says traffickers inflicted on him in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to force him and his relatives to pay ransom for his release. Photograph: Tome Dale for HRW Hu...
Oct 8th, 2012
Amnesty International on Monday called on Rwanda to end the “unlawful detention of civilians” and investigate allegations of torture by its security services, claims dismissed by Kigali. The London-based rights watchdog said it had gathered evidence of “unlawful detention, torture a...
In East Africa
May 18th, 2012
LONDON, ENGLAND – An estimated 100 people gathered at the Eritrean Embassy in London yesterday for a protest commemorating the tenth anniversary of the mass detentions of Eritrean Christians, which began after the government’s closure of every church except those belonging to three denominations. A l...
Sep 5th, 2011
Damning claims have emerged that Britain helped send a terror suspect into the bloody hands of Colonel Gaddafi. A secret letter found in an abandoned Libyan government building appears to show that MI6 provided intelligence which led to the ‘rendition’ of a Libyan dissident who was then tortured horr...
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 6th, 2011
A 13-year old girl from Adual in Rumbek East County of Lakes State died on Sunday after being tortured, for allegedly being pregnant. Her brother is accused of torturing her until she became unconscious and eventually died with several wounds to her body according to the Commissioner of Rumbek East C...
In DR Congo
Oct 26th, 2010
KINSHASA, Congo – At least 30 women were kept as prisoners in a dungeon-like structure and gang-raped over multiple weeks at the Congo and Angola border before being left in the bush without their clothes, an international aid agency said Tuesday. The United Nations Office for the Coordination ...