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Punjab – #Torture Victim ready to testify against Pilibhit jail staff

Gurnam Singh Johal Strap: Gurnam Singh Johal of Tarn Taran was victim of 1994 torture, that left 7 dead, 21 injured Sarbjit Dhaliwal Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 14 A Pilibhit jail detainee, who suffered serious injuries during the nightlong… Continue Reading →

UoH – A Narration of Police brutality #torture

VC Apparao resumes office at the face of the report of the two-member fact finding committee that stated the university should have handled the incident more “sensitively” – by Md Hasanujjaman I am one of the arrested students in connection with… Continue Reading →

India’s Stand on #DeathPenalty and #Torture is a Self-goal in Fighting Terror

BY GAURAV VIVEK BHATNAGAR New Delhi: The Law Commission’s recent report recommending the abolition of the death penalty except for cases related to terror and ‘waging war’ ignores a critical fact – that to fight terror, it might be more practical to do away… Continue Reading →

OPPOSE – Organ Harvesting from Living Falun Gong Practitioners  by China #Torture #MedicalEthics

PLEASE SIGN PETITION TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER HERE   The international association DAFOH (Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting) is fighting unethical and illegal organ harvesting. Forced organ harvesting, the removal of organs from a donor without obtaining prior free and… Continue Reading →

No More #Torture: World’s Largest Group of Psychologists Bans Role in National Security Interrogations

TORONTO — The American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives voted overwhelmingly today to prohibit psychologists from participating in national security interrogations. The measure passed by a vote of 157-1* (PDF, 87KB), with six abstentions and one recusal. The resolution (PDF, 302KB) states that psychologists “shall not… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Penned in #Prison #Torture

HARSH MANDER Special Arrangement Colours of the Cage: A Prison Memoir; Arun Ferreira, Aleph Book Company, Rs.295. A searing account of nearly five years in prison, Colours of the Cage is both a stirring memoir of extraordinary human resilience and… Continue Reading →

A history of Custodial Violence #Torture

This bill is a crucial ethical and practical statement against the widespread use of torture in police custody Supriya Nair The family of a missing crime suspect in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. Satish Bate/Hindustan Times Golam Mujtaba, 19, isn’t answering his phone…. Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Chhattisgarh – Where is Sodi Shambo? #Torture #Vaw

By Sharmila Purkayastha One woman’s harrowing ordeal in Chhattisgarh reveals the nature and functioning of India’s repressive state apparatus. A candlelight vigil organised by civil society groups for Sodi Shambo, who was denied access to the press, activists and even… Continue Reading →

#India – Maharashtra tops custodial deaths again #torture #humanrights

Mateen Hafeez,TNN | Jul 1, 2014, 11.10 PM IST MUMBAI: Maharashtra has once again earned the ignominious distinction of having the most custodial deaths of all Indian states, according to the National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) latest report. A total of 35… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Custodial death: CBI books 10 police officials #torture

Shibu Thomas, Nitasha Natu & Vijay V Singh,TNN | Jun 28, 2014, Agnello Valdaris allegedly died when cops at Wadala railway police station mercilessly beat him up in their custody. MUMBAI: The CBI has registered an FIR against 10 Wadala railway police… Continue Reading →

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