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Torture claims in Bahrain to be probed

A high-level committee has been formed to probe allegations of torture and arbitrary arrests made by an opposition group.   Al Wefaq National Islamic Society released its annual human rights report yesterday whic

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Five 'Indians' tortured, buried alive in Saudi

In a shocking revelation, three men have confessed in a Saudi Arabian court that they buried alive five Asian men — suspected to be Indians —  after torturing them for hours at a farm in the eastern province in 2010, said a repo

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Five 'Indians' tortured, buried alive in Saudi

In a shocking revelation, three men have confessed in a Saudi Arabian court that they buried alive five Asian men — suspected to be Indians —  after torturing them for hours at a farm in the eastern province in 2010, said a repo

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Thousands of women 'detained, tortured in Iraq'

Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and ill-treatment, including the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Thursday. Many women were detain

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US assures Russia Snowden won't be executed or tortured

The United States has made a formal promise to Russia not to execute or torture Edward Snowden if he is sent home to face charges of illegally disclosing government secrets, and the Kremlin said Russian and US security agencies are in talks over

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Mistreatment of Britons held in UAE denied

  A police officer told a court in the UAE on Thursday that three Britons who allege they were tortured after their arrest on drug charges exhibited no injuries or signs of mistreatment.   Grant Cam

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Bahrain ‘totally rejects killing and torture’

Bahrain will never combat terrorism with terrorism - and totally rejects killings and torture, said a senior government official, dismissing claims that top police officials had tortured inmates in custody during last year's unrest. &#

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UN chief alarmed over Syria atrocities

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he had received 'grisly reports' that Syrian government forces were arbitrarily executing, imprisoning and torturing people in the battle-scarred city of Homs after rebel fighters had fled. Ban

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Bahrain vows action on abuses

Bahrain said on Monday that there had been instances of use of excessive force during the recent unrest in the kingdom and action will be taken against officials responsible. 'The government has carried out its own assessments and

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Saudi couple 'hammer 24 nails into maid'

A Saudi couple tortured their Sri Lankan maid after she complained of a too heavy workload by hammering 24 nails into her hands, legs and forehead, officials said. Nearly 2 million Sri Lankans sought employment overseas last year and aroun

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