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Germany: Footage shows “pictures that we only know from Guantanamo”

News Sep 29, 2014 - Several newspapers reported the abusive and inhuman treatment of asylum seekers by security forces in refugee homes in Germany. Chief of Police Frank

China: Trade of potential torture equipment booms

News Sep 29, 2014 - Amnesty International (AI) published a new report in which it described the increasing trade of Chinese law enforcement equipment that is inherently inhuman

Egypt: 1150 protesters killed by police forces

News Aug 19, 2014 - Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses the Egyptian authorities of massive human rights violations referring to six demonstrations against the ouster of former President

Brazil: World Cup accompanied by excessive use of force, arbitrary detention and ill-treatment by police forces

News Jun 17, 2014 - The World Cup started one week ago and demonstrations in Brazil are still ongoing. Thousands of Brazilians protest against government corruption and the

OHCHR: UN human rights expert calls for a global reform on laws on the use of force by the police

News Jun 17, 2014 - In his recent report on the use of lethal force by law enforcement officials worldwide, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary

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Atlas of Torture Project

Final Comparative Report published