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All texts on the issue Widespread Torture

Turkey: AI urges access for independent monitors to places of detention amid torture allegations

News Jul 25, 2016 - Amnesty International has reported accounts of widespread torture and ill treatment in places of detention in Turkey. Amnesty Internationalís Europe director John Dalhuisen,

Egypt: Hundreds disappeared and tortured amid wave of brutal repression

News Jul 14, 2016 - On 13 July, Amnesty International published a report highlighting the surge in enforced disappearances. The report found that hundreds of students, political activists

Ukraine: SPT assesses the situation of persons deprived from liberty

News May 24, 2016 - From 19 to 26 May 2016, the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is visiting Ukraine to assess the situation of persons

Sri Lanka: UNSRT urges critical changes to combat torture

News May 09, 2016 - On 7 May 2016, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (UNSRT), Juan E. Mendez, and UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and

Burundi: Growing use of torture, imprisonment and enforced disappearances

News Apr 28, 2016 - On 25 April 2016, Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced the start of a preliminary examination into the ongoing

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