Custodial torture
Thousands protest wage cuts and neoliberal reforms in Uruguay and other stories

Today we look at the general strike against wage cuts in Uruguay, the ITJP report on the custodial torture of Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and more

Nurses in Berlin go on strike for better working conditions and other stories

Today we look at a strike by health workers in Berlin, reports of torture against Palestinian prisoner and Gilboa escapee Zakaria Zubeidi, and more

Iraq prison torture 3 Iraqis die after allegedly being tortured during detention  

The report of these deaths comes just days after a UN report accused Iraqi and Kurdistan regional government officials of torture and ill treatment of detainees on a large scale  

Palestinian man was tortured by Israeli prison authorities before his death, claims family

43-year-old Abdo Yusuf al-Khatib al-Tamimi, a resident of occupied East Jerusalem, was found dead in the notorious Israeli Moskabiya prison on July 23 with several injury marks on his body

Esraa Abdel Fattah among six released in Egypt after months in pre-trial detention

The released detainees still face charges against them including “joining a terrorist group” and “spreading fake news”

US Supreme Court US Supreme Court rejects defense contractor’s appeal for protection in Abu Ghraib torture case 

The employees of defense contractor CACI have been accused by three Iraqi men of torture during their detention in the Abu Ghraib prison from which they were eventually released without charge

Sudan RSF Trade union coalition in Sudan launches campaign to dissolve government-backed militia

The Sudanese Professionals Association launched the campaign following the torture and killing of a young activist, Bahaeldin Nouri, who was abducted by the intelligence wing of the government-backed Rapid Support Forces on December 21

Palestinian student freed Palestinian student activist released from Israeli prison after 15 months

23-year-old Mays Abu Ghosh, a student of Birzeit university, was arrested by the Israeli security forces on charges of being a member of the Democratic Progressive Student Pole, a student group affiliated to the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

Saudi activist faces trial Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to face trial in a terrorism court

Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul appeared in court and her body was shaking uncontrollably, her voice very soft and shaky, according to her sister

Protest against custodial death in Egypt Protests follow yet another custodial death in Egypt

26-year-old Islam Al-Ostraly was arrested after an an argument with a police officer last week. While the police claim that he fell ill in prison and died of a ‘circulatory attack, signs of extreme torture were reportedly found on his body

Saudi imprisoned activist Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul’s health deteriorates following hunger strike

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul launched a hunger strike last week after she was not allowed to meet her family members. Following the strike, she was allowed to do so but her health has declined

Journalists tortured by police in Pakistan Torture of journalists triggers protests in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan State

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement called it completely unacceptable for representatives of the security forces to commit acts of torture against journalists reporting from the region

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