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Top ten US aid recipients all practice torture

The top ten recipients of US foreign assistance this year all practice torture and are responsible for major human rights abuses, reports Daniel Wickham.

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Torture evidence found in Syrian government prisons

Torture devices and evidence of abuse have been found in government-controlled prisons in the city of Raqqa, the first city to come under the control of the opposition, a report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims.

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“Dear George…” – a reminder to Galloway of his support for “brutal Arab dictators”

Carl Packman writes a letter to George Galloway, reminding him of his record as, to quote the the prime minister, a supporter of “brutal Arab dictators”.

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Syria: “They raised my toenails, stuck electrical wires under them and gave me electric shocks”

Syria: Amnesty International this morning revealed further, chilling details of life in Aleppo under the tyranny of Assad’s army thugs and Shabiha militia.

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Syria: Chilling scale of Assad’s state-sponsored torture revealed

The chilling, frightening, inhuman scale of state-sponsored torture under the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was revealed today.

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Amidst the burning flesh of Homs, Syrians plead: “We are getting slaughtered, save us”

Besieged residents of the Syrian city of Homs are crying out for Western intervention to save them from being slaughtered at the hands of Bashar al-Assad.

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Today sees 10 years of Guantanamo – when will Obama honour his pledge?

Ten years ago to the day, the United States government opened the now infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp – Mike Morgan-Giles reports.

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Syria: When will the West act?

With each passing day, at the dawn of 2012, the future for Syria looks ever bleaker, with President Bashar al-Assad becoming ever more brutal, writes Shamik Das.

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Why Musharraf’s torture remarks matter

Jeremy Croft, Head of Policy and Government Affairs at Amnesty International UK, on the importance of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s remarks on torture, and the UK’s “tacit approval”.

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Beyond Libya, Howard Davies had never got to grips with the Middle East

Seph Brown looks at Howard Davies’s serial failures of moral leadership over the Middle East – not just his close financial links the the vile Gaddafi regime.

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