Mau Mau suspects are rounded up by police outside a camp in Manyani, Kenya in 1955.
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Thousands of Kenyans were held in detention camps, and the British imperialist government tried to cover up brutal violations that occurred there.
Three women executed as witches in Derneburg Germany in October 1555.
Witchcraft is an enduring source of fascination but also prone to popular misconceptions.
A still from Guzman’s My Imaginary Country (2022)
As a passionate and partisan defender of Allende’s socialism, Guzmán’s films celebrate popular protest and struggles for democracy and equality in Chile.
Don Dale detention centre, Darwin.
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Practices used in detention in Australia such as spithoods and solitary confinement could amount to torture, according to international law.
Youth detention facility at Casuarina Prison in Perth.
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January 20 is the deadline for Australia to have implemented a monitoring body in places like prisons and detention centres. The current monitoring bodies in place need more power and more funding.
Australia has been accused of “a clear breach” of its obligations under the United Nations anti-torture protocol.
The visit will place pressure on Australia to belatedly move ahead with its commitments under an anti-torture protocol.
Family members wash away blood at the scene of a shooting in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where seven people were shot dead in May.
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The study highlights the flimsy boundaries between different forms of violence: torture and extrajudicial punishment, lawful arrest, and an unlawful kidnapping.
The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture has investigated the ongoing persecution of Assange and his conclusions are damning.
Community health workers assist patients as they gather their medications and supplements to discuss them during remote visits with pharmacists.
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Studying medication use in a traumatized population of immigrants required pharmacists to listen to and learn from trusted community health workers.
Rapes, torture and killings have all been reported from Bucha, Ukraine, where soldiers and investigators look at charred bodies lying on the ground.
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An expert on rape during war examines the emerging evidence from Ukraine that Russian soldiers raped Ukrainian women and explains the role rape plays in conflicts.
A group of Scottish witches meet the Devil in a churchyard in a pen and ink drawing from the 17th century.
It’s facile to claim that only the state, or even only elites, were responsible for executing witches – there is a potential witch-hunter in all of us.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah speaks after submitting his candidacy papers for the presidential election last November. The poll was postponed.
The biggest challenge is that the government does not have a monopoly over the legitimate use of force.
Participant in Milgram’s obedience to authority experiments.
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I looked at the infamous Milgram experiment and seem to have made a shocking new discovery.
There is no mechanism under international or Chinese law for the Uyghur claims to be heard without consent of the accused Chinese state.
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Governments declined to take part in the Uyghur Tribunal’s investigation. But the body of scholarly evidence for its claims, and its ruling, is thorough and extensive.
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The Australian government signed up an additional three years to implement the UN Protocol to the Convention against Torture. There has been limited progress, particularly for First Nations people.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and co-defendants return to court in November.
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A scholar who has visited Guantanamo 11 times to observe legal proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case explains why the conflict continues to delay the case going to trial.
At the Amna Suraka museum in Iraq, exhibits show the torture that was carried out in the cells.
Interviews with former torturers in Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq reveal what it takes to be a torturer – which could help explain how to reduce the number of people who get tortured around the world.
George Orwell’s writings have left a lasting imprint on American thought and culture.
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George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” was an instant success when it was first published. His writings on totalitarianism and socialism continue to be relevant today.
Prisoners are forced to play music as they lead a fellow prisoner to his execution at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.
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Music is supposed to transcend the mundane and horrific. Yet it has also served as an accompaniment to torture and punishment.