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China vows retaliation after US blacklists companies
World

China vows retaliation after US blacklists companies

BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday said it will take “necessary measures” to respond to the US blacklisting of Chinese…
Gaza man says Hamas forced him to divorce after torture
Middle East

Gaza man says Hamas forced him to divorce after torture

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — After months of torture and interrogations in a Hamas prison, Palestinian activist Rami Aman…
Bahrain police beat, threaten detained children with rape, rights groups say
Middle East

Bahrain police beat, threaten detained children with rape, rights groups say

DUBAI (Reuters) – Bahraini security forces have beaten children and threatened them with rape and electric shocks after detaining them…
Egyptian Interior Ministry denies electrical torture inside prisons
Egypt

Egyptian Interior Ministry denies electrical torture inside prisons

On Tuesday, the Egyptian Interior Ministry denied the use of electrical torture inside Egypt’s prisons, in response to statements from…
US State Dept blacklists two Iranian officials over human rights violations
Middle East

US State Dept blacklists two Iranian officials over human rights violations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US State Department on Tuesday blacklisted two Iranian government interrogators, accusing them of torture and other…
Former Syrian secret policeman convicted of aiding torture
Middle East

Former Syrian secret policeman convicted of aiding torture

BERLIN (AP) — A former member of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s secret police was convicted Wednesday by a German court…
Allegations of shackled students and gang rape inside China’s detention camps
World

Allegations of shackled students and gang rape inside China’s detention camps

Hong Kong (CNN) – On the first day of her new teaching job at a Chinese government-run detention center in Xinjiang, Qelbinur…
US sells arms but voices concerns on Egypt human rights
Egypt

US sells arms but voices concerns on Egypt human rights

US President Joe Biden’s administration on Tuesday approved a nearly $200 million arms sale to Egypt but vowed to press…
Families of detainees detail a vision for justice in Syria
Middle East

Families of detainees detail a vision for justice in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Late one night in 2015, a friend of Yasmen Almashan tagged a photo to her Facebook account.…
Egyptian prosecution wants accusations against police excluded from Regeni case
Egypt

Egyptian prosecution wants accusations against police excluded from Regeni case

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecution told investigators on Wednesday to exclude Italian prosecutors’ accusations against four Egyptian policemen from…
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