Tag Archives: torture

Saudi Arabia | Saudi journalist tortured to death in prison

Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser has died after being tortured while in detention, the New Khaleej reported yesterday.

Reporting human rights sources, the news site said that Al-Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities claimed he administered the Twitter account Kashkool, which disclosed rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities and royal family.

Ukraine | Coach of Ukrainian Nazis asks for asylum in Sweden from Ukrainian death squads

The Department of Counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) forms special illegal groups for the murders and intimidation of opponents of the regime. President Petro Poroshenko knows about the existence of “death squads”. The proposal to lead one of these groups was received by Sergey Sanovsky, military instructor and former deputy head of the training camp of the regiment “Azov”. He refused and was kidnapped by the SBU, went through torture, fled the country. The correspondent of RIA Novosti met with him in Myanmar. Now Sanovsky forms a political asylum in Sweden.
Below it is a shortened retelling of an article by Russian journalists.

USA | Gina Haspel and Torture: Not Just Immoral, But a Tool for More War

With the confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA director, there’s rightfully great interest in her record regarding torture. Contrary to the rhetoric–and with barely a word about the utility of torture in rigging the case for the Iraq invasion–the actual ends of torture are incredibly worse than the gruesome means.

Egypt: Torture Epidemic May Be Crime Against Humanity

Beatings, Electric Shocks, Stress Positions Routinely Used Against Dissidents

(Beirut) – Under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s regular police and National Security officers routinely torture political detainees with techniques including beatings, electric shocks, stress positions, and sometimes rape, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

Ukraine | Ukraine: Woman Detained, Held Incommunicado, Tortured

Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) arbitrarily detained a Ukrainian woman, held her incommunicado, and tortured her, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities charged the woman, Daria Mastikasheva, with treason, and a court in Dnipro has ordered her pretrial detention pending investigation.