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Political Prisoner brutally beaten up in Maharashtra – Case of JNU Student Hem Mishra

      Hem Mishra brutally beaten on Nagpur Central Prison premises by Nagpur Police. Hem Mishra, Maroti Kurvatkar, and G Naga Saibaba demand strict action against guilty police personnel. (Below is the English Translation of a Press Note issued in Marathi by… Continue Reading →

Torture, illegal detention of a Muslim youth , as he complains against Police

  18 July 2014   To The Chairman National Human Rights Commission Manav Adhikar Bhawan Block-C, GPO Complex, INA New Delhi – 110023 Respected Sir,   We lodged a complaint to your office on 28th April 2014 and your Commission accepted the… Continue Reading →

Five torture myths debunked

Torture is used more often than you think – and in countries you wouldn’t suspect. Josefina Salomon TO MARK THE International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, it’s time to debunk persistent myths and misconceptions about torture… 1. Torture is… 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 →

Torture is an ‘expanding scourge’ in Asia

by Phil Robertson June 26, 2014 In several countries across Asia, torture is used on a regular basis. Bringing perpetrators to justice is notoriously hard, especially in nations where the practice is state-sanctioned, HRW’s Phil Robertson tells DW. Inflicting pain… Continue Reading →

How I learned that Torture is a Bad Thing: Notes of a Lawyer

  By Sarim Naved, It was during my first year in practice that I first met a victim of torture. The concept of ‘torture’, before that day, existed for me only as a concept. In the scheme of things, it was… Continue Reading →

They beat me till I fell unconscious… When I woke up, it began all over again #Torture

  By Yogesh Sadhwani, Mumbai Mirror | May 21, 2014, 12.28 AM IST Leonard Valdaris, whose son Agnelo (inset) died in police custody, and Agnelo’s friends who were sexually abused by cops Friends of custodial death victim, picked up for minor theft, reveal… Continue Reading →

The latest victim of Kashmir’s ‘non-lethal’ weaponry

Sifting facts from fiction: SAMEER YASIR 12 MAY 2014 – 11:58AM GMT   Although banned by western countries, paramilitary forces and police still continue to use pellet grenades in Kashmir. Similar Stories Forces crack down on protesters in Baramulla constituency,… Continue Reading →

Global crisis on torture exposed by new worldwide campaign

Over the last five years, Amnesty International has documented on torture and other forms of ill-treatment in at least 141 countries.   “ Governments around the world are two-faced on torture – prohibiting it in law, but facilitating it in… Continue Reading →

Couple illegally detained and tortured at police lock-up to nullify the marriage #WTFnews

18 April 2014 To The Chairman National Human Rights Commission Manav Adhikar Bhawan Block-C, GPO Complex, INA New Delhi – 110023   Respected Sir,   I lodge this present complaint where the incident in gist reveals that Mr. Morjem Hossain married one… Continue Reading →

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