Category: Torture

How someone becomes a torturer

very day, thousands of people are tortured in police stations, security offices and prisons around the world. Human rights organizations protest torture and advocate for survivors, but neither they nor the public knows much about the torturers themselves. Where do torturers come from? How can they do such terrible things? And most important, is there a way […]

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‘Their goal is to destroy everyone’: Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape

Thursday Ziawudun spent nine months inside China’s vast and secretive system of internment camps in the Xinjiang region. According to independent estimates, more than a million men and women have been detained in the sprawling network of camps, which China says exist for the “re-education” of the Uighurs and other minorities. Human rights groups say […]

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First trial over Syrian state-sponsored torture looms in Germany

Germany charged two alleged former Syrian secret service officers with participating in crimes against humanity, paving the way for the first trial worldwide over State-sponsored torture in Syria, a German NGO said on Tuesday. “The first trial worldwide about state torture in Syria is expected to start in Germany in early 2020 – an important […]

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