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Afghanistan: Number of detainees tortured or ill-treated decreased by 14 % in last two years

News Mar 02, 2015 - The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published a new report on the treatment of detainees in Afghanistan, in

Syria: Torture still widespread and systematic and used by all sides

News Feb 24, 2015 - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, urged the Syrian authorities to immediately take steps to end the continuing

Philippines: “Wheel of torture” as part of the endemic torture routine

News Feb 02, 2015 - Amnesty International (AI) reports about the “wheel of torture”, which was discovered in a secret detention centre in the Philippines and used by

Philippines: Zero convictions under the Anti-Torture Act since 2009 despite constant allegations of torture and ill-treatment

News Nov 19, 2014 - In 2009, the Anti-Torture Act was passed by the Government of the Philippines, a landmark for the recognition of human rights in the

Gambia: UN Special Rapporteurs prevented from investigating in Gambia’s detention facilities

News Nov 19, 2014 - Two UN Special Rapporteurs conducted their first visit to Gambia. Although they followed an invitation of the Gambian Government, they were prevented from

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