DETAINEES
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UN rights expert calls for adoption of revised standard for treatment of prisoners
May 20, 2015
The top UN human rights expert on torture, Juan Mendez, called Monday for the adoption of the revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners in an open letter to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The revised Rules include several practical elements that pro....... [more]

Amnesty reports widespread torture by Morocco authorities
May 20, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday reported widespread torture of detainees in Morocco and Western Sahara at the hands of authorities. AI documented 173 cases of torture between 2010 and 2014, including beatings, asphyxiation, drowning techniques and rape threats. The report also stated that medi....... [more]

Will the Last UK Resident Be Released from Guantanamo Next Month?
May 17, 2015
JURIST guest columnist Peter Jan Honigsberg from the University of San Francisco School of Law discusses possible release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay...On April 24, JURIST reported that Shaker Aamer, a citizen of Saudi Arabia (SA) and a British resident who has been detained in Guantanamo Bay....... [more]

Poland to make payments to alleged CIA rendition victims
May 15, 2015
The Polish government on Friday processed payments to two terror suspects currently held by the US at Guantanamo Bay. The European Court of Human Rights had imposed a Saturday deadline on Poland to make the reparations. Last July Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri were awarded USD $147,000 and....... [more]

HRW: China police abusing detainees despite reforms
May 14, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report Wednesday detailing the continued abuse of criminal suspects by Chinese police. The interviewed detainees reported instances of torture, including being shackled to a "tiger chair" for days and being hung by the wrists. Despite detention reforms in China, i....... [more]

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in excessive force case
April 27, 2015
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in Kingsley v. Hendrickson over whether excessive-force claims brought by pre-trial detainees should be governed by the standard applicable to free people on the street, or instead by a standard like the one applicable to convicted criminals in pri....... [more]

Amnesty: Bahrain government reforms have failed to end rights violations
April 16, 2015
Reforms in Bahrain have failed to end serious human rights violations, Amnesty International (AI) reported Wednesday. The 79-page report claims that activists are still being jailed and detainees have been mistreated and tortured. The government implemented the reforms four years ago after anti-gove....... [more]

HRW: asylum-seekers suffering abuse at hands of Serbia police
April 15, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Wednesday that asylum-seekers and migrants fleeing war-torn countries are suffering abuse at the hands of Serbian authorities. Most of the asylum-seekers are Syrian or Afghan, travelling through Serbia to seek shelter in western European states. Based on interviews....... [more]

Former El Salvador general to be deported from US for human rights abuses
March 27, 2015
A former El Salvadoran Defense Minister accused of human rights abuses during the country's 1980s civil war is in US immigration custody to await deportation, immigration officials said Friday. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova was arrested in Florida where he has been living since 1989. Earlier this mo....... [more]

Amnesty: Venezuela allowing more abuses by failing to investigate 2014 protests
March 24, 2015
Venezuela effectively allows more violence and abuses through its failure to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of the injuries and tortures during 2014 protests, Amnesty International (AI) announced in a report released Tuesday. During the protests 3,351 people were detained, and most were rele....... [more]

DOD ordered to release detainee abuse photos
March 21, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Friday that the Department of Defense (DOD) must release photographs requested by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for images depicting the abuse of prisoners in Ir....... [more]




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    Guantanamo Bay [Amnesty Int.]

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    CagePrisoners.com [advocacy]

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    Schlesinger Report

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    Abu Ghraib Detainee Statements [WP]

    Abuses Chronology [GlobalSecurity.org]

    Road to Abu Ghraib [HRW]

    Abu Ghraib Prison Photos

    Torture at Abu Ghraib [S. Hersch]

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