Tag: Torture

French criminal court sentences former Liberian rebel commander to 30 years in jail

March 29, 2024

A French criminal court has handed former Liberian rebel commander Kunti Kamara a 30-year prison sentence for violence against civilians and complicity in crimes against ... Read More

UN experts call for war crimes probe into Wagner group, gov’t forces in Mali

February 2, 2023

UN experts on Tuesday (31 January) called for an independent investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Russian private military contractor ... Read More

Algeria Kidnaps, Tortures Sequestered Populations that it is Supposed to Protect, Ambassador Tells C24

June 15, 2022

Morocco's permanent representative to the UN, Omar Hilale, said, Monday in New York, that Algeria kidnaps and tortures the sequestered populations of the Tindouf camps, ... Read More

UN Lauds Morocco’s Successful Efforts to Eradicate Torture

October 31, 2017

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said Morocco made significant progress in eradicating torture and all forms of ill-treatment. The UN official also ... Read More

Algeria: Human Rights Militant on Hunger Strike Protesting Unfair Trial

May 27, 2017

Amazigh militant and human rights activist Kamal Eddine Fekhar staged a hunger strike in protest over the unfair trial he received from a local court ... Read More

Mauritanian Slavery Abolitionists Endure Torture in Custody, Lawyers say

August 17, 2016

Thirteen anti-slavery activists on trial in Mauritania said they have been tortured during their detention, their lawyers said. The activists, on trial for "rebellion and ... Read More

UK-Egypt: London’s invitation to Sissi meets strong opposition

October 28, 2015

Lawmakers in the British opposition, scholars, journalists and activists have voiced their dismay at Downing Street’s invite to Egyptian President al-Sissi who is expected in ... Read More