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assam forces accused of waterboarding detainees


assam state police chief says he will take action against those found guilty after victims say they were waterboarded.






yemen to probe alleged torture of detainees; u.s. senators ask for inquiry


yemen's internationally recognized government on saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations after reports that u.s. military interrogators worked with forces from the united arab emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in yemen. a...






yemen's government to probe alleged torture of detainees


yemen's internationally-recognized government has created a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, a development that followed reports u.s. military interrogators worked with forces from the united arab emirates accused of torturing detainees in yemen.






security forces open fire on yemen detainees, wounding 12


family members and a detainee say yemeni security forces this week opened fire on detainees in the southern port city of aden, wounding 12.






india: monsoon death toll in assam rises to 18


heavy rains have displaced thousands in northeastern assam state, with no letup in the deluge, officials say.






india: monsoon death toll in assam rises to 18


heavy rains have displace thousands in northeastern assam state, with no letup in the deluge, officials say.






ethiopia to free thousands of oromo political detainees


detainees were accused of violence during the 2015 and 2016 protests in oromia region, which left 900 dead.






2 accused of waterboarding 12-year-old girl as punishment


aliquippa, pa. (ap) — a pennsylvania couple is accused of having subjected a 12-year-old girl to waterboarding last spring as a form of punishment. the beaver county times (http://bit.ly/2xsxo4g ) reports that the girl told police and beaver county children and youth services officials that she was dragged into the aliquippa home’s basement in april, […]






pennsylvania couple accused of waterboarding 12-year-old girl as punishment


a pennsylvania couple is accused of having subjected a 12-year-old girl to waterboarding last spring as a form of punishment.






yemen’s government to probe alleged torture of detainees


sanaa, yemen (ap) — yemen’s internationally-recognized government has created a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, a development that followed reports u.s. military interrogators worked with forces from the united arab emirates accused of torturing detainees in yemen. a copy of the order issued by prime minister abdu dagher was obtained saturday by […]






security forces open fire on yemen detainees, wounding 12


cairo (ap) — family members and a detainee say yemeni security forces this week opened fire on detainees in the southern port city of aden, wounding 12. according to the detainee and two family members visiting their jailed kin, the incident took place on sunday in the beir ahmed 2 detention center. the facility is […]






senators seek pentagon investigation of torture reports


pressure mounted friday on the defense department after multiple u.s. senators called for investigations into reports that u.s. military interrogators worked with forces from the united arab emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in yemen.






yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by uae, us


yemen's internationally-recognized government on saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that u.s. military interrogators worked with forces from the united arab emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in yemen.






‘you iraqis are the worst’: ice accused of torturing detainees at private prison


the american civil liberties union is suing one of the most powerful private-prison corporations in america for torturing immigration detainees. “according to the aclu, ice agents at geo’s 1,500-bed colorado detention center are retaliating against iraqi nationals who have joined an aclu...






muslim men lynched for 'trying to steal cows' in assam


suspects detained after fatal assault in nagaon district of two men accused by villagers of trying to steal cows.






2 muslim men killed by mob over cow theft charges in india


gauhati, india (ap) — indian police officials say two muslim men have been beaten to death by a mob in the northeastern state of assam over allegations of cow theft, the latest in a series of similar attacks across the country. senior assam police official mukesh aggarwal said monday that police have filed a criminal […]






judge: cook jail detainees accused of aggressive sexual behavior must be handcuf


a federal judge on tuesday ordered that cook county jail detainees with reported incidents of public indecency must be handcuffed and wear special jumpsuits during court appearances to prohibit them from misbehaving. in issuing the order, u.s. district judge matthew kennelly postponed preliminary...






spoiled food and moldy showers: poor conditions for immigrant detainees in o.c.


the hundreds of immigrant detainees housed in orange county’s largest detention facility have been served foul, slimy lunch meat; use moldy showers; and contend with inoperable phones, according to the findings of an internal inspection issued wednesday. some detainees said they had to rinse their...






art by guantánamo detainees


a new exhibition in new york city features works by current and former detainees held on terrorism charges at the u.s. military prison






police patrol for poachers as animals flee flooding in india


gauhati, india (ap) — police are patrolling for poachers as rhinoceros, deer and wild buffalo move to higher ground to escape floods inundating a famed indian preserve. kaziranga national park in assam state has the world’s largest population of the one-horned rhinoceros and is home to many other wildlife. assam forest and environment minister pramila […]






ex-twitter ceo: meeting with trump is like ‘drinking a bottle of gin and then wa


writing on twitter, the ex-ceo of the social media platform took a shot at president donald trump on friday night, saying that meeting with the president is like voluntarily “waterboarding yourself.” dick costolo was responding to news reported by buzzfeed that trump will meet once again...






iran arrests dozens for ‘terrorist’ acts linked to protests


tehran, iran (ap) — iran says it has arrested dozens on suspicion of “terrorist activities” during a recent wave of protests. the official irna news agency on wednesday carried a statement from the intelligence ministry saying security forces confiscated arms and explosives from “safe houses” kept by the detainees. it says some detainees had filmed […]






police patrol for poachers as animals flee flooding in india


gauhati, india (ap) — police are patrolling for poachers as rhinoceros, deer and wild buffalo move to higher ground to escape floods devastating parts of northeast india, including a famed wildlife preserve. kaziranga national park in assam state has the world’s largest population of the one-horned rhinoceros and is home to many other species. assam […]






lawmakers ask mattis to review reports of yemen torture


washington (ap) — two senior u.s. senators are asking defense secretary jim mattis to investigate reports that u.s. military interrogators worked with forces from the united arab emirates accused of torturing detainees in yemen. sen. john mccain, the republican chairman of the senate armed services committee, and the ranking democrat, jack reed, called the reports […]






senators seek pentagon investigation of torture reports


washington (ap) — pressure mounted friday on the defense department after multiple u.s. senators called for investigations into reports that u.s. military interrogators worked with forces from the united arab emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in yemen. john mccain, republican chairman of the senate armed services committee, and the ranking democrat, jack reed, […]






ap: u.s. questions detainees in yemen prisons rife with torture


ap sources confirm the interrogations but deny u.s. forces know of or take part in abuses; still, experts say, u.s. role could violate international law






iran, turkey, russia strike deal on syria detainees


working group to discuss exchange and release of prisoners held by pro-government forces and rebel groups.






ramsey county jail will no longer house immigration detainees


holding immigration detainees became too costly and burdensome.






detainees end brief hunger strike at adelanto immigration facility, officials sa


a group of immigration detainees staged a brief hunger strike this week as they sought reduced bail and improved conditions at the adelanto detention facility in san bernardino county. eight detainees began refusing food monday morning, immigration officials said. two had resumed eating by tuesday,...






dozens of detainees moved from a yemeni secret prison


cairo (ap) — a senior yemeni official and families of prisoners say dozens of detainees have been moved to a government-run prison in the southern city of mukalla. the official said on monday that 133 detainees were transferred from the riyan airport. it’s one of 18 secret prisons that an associated press investigation revealed as […]






syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of eid


the syrian government released saturday hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against president bashar assad on the eve of a major muslim holiday.






watch: sen lindsey graham threatens trump with impeachment if he brings back wat


president donald trump’s supreme court nominee neil gorsuch was grilled during his confirmation hearing on tuesday. sen. lindsey graham (r-sc) questioned gorsuch on the president’s campaign stance to bring back waterboarding, sending a warning of his own to trump. “you have said se...






watch: sen. lindsey graham threatens trump with impeachment if he brings back wa


president donald trump’s supreme court nominee neil gorsuch was grilled during his confirmation hearing on tuesday. sen. lindsey graham (r-sc) questioned gorsuch on the president’s campaign stance to bring back waterboarding, sending a warning of his own to trump. “you have said se...






rwanda illegally detaining, torturing civilians: hrw


al jazeera speaks to researcher urging a probe of torture claims by detainees accused of crimes against state security.






rwanda illegally detaining, torturing civilians: hrw


al jazeera speaks to researcher urging probe of torture claims by detainees accused of crimes against state security.