Category Archives: Torture and Ill-treatment

Released schoolboys reveal torture, fear and anxiety in IS captivity in Syria

By Noor Al-Bazzaz of Amnesty International’s Syria team Five months to the day after being abducted and held hostage by the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), a group of 25 students from Kobani were unexpectedly set free on … Continue reading

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Torture and death in custody in Tunisia

By Benedicte Goderiaux, North Africa Researcher at Amnesty International in Tunis Mohamed Ali Snoussi was at home on 24 September when the police arrived. “A group of police officers stormed into our home with their faces covered,” his wife Ahlem … Continue reading

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Less than 10 days to demand justice for Moses

By Sara MacNeice, Stop Torture Campaign Manager, Amnesty International For many 16 year olds the worst thing imaginable is homework and school exams. But Moses Akatugba was full of hope for the future as he anxiously awaited his school results, … Continue reading

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Nigeria needs to call time on torture

  By Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Director for Research and Advocacy in Africa ABUJA – The next few months will determine whether Chinwe’s life is changed forever. Accused of murder by a corrupt and brutal police force, he faces spending … Continue reading

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The struggle against torture: “Don’t let down your guard”

By Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada (English branch) It had been a two and a half hour drive from Guadalajara. As we approached, the ominously named prison, CEFERESO Number 4, the Federal Centre for Social Rehabilitation, loomed large … Continue reading

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