Jeb Bush won't rule out use of torture by government

Aug 14, 2015

Jeb Bush won't rule out use of torture by government

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the U.S. government. The former Florida governor said that in general, he believes torture is inappropriate, and that he was glad his brother, former ...

Jul 14, 2015

South Korea professor forced former student to eat feces: police

South Korean police said Tuesday they have detained a university design professor for allegedly forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts. The alleged violence began after the professor hired the ex-student in 2013 as an employee ...

Jul 11, 2015

U.S. psychology agency colluded with government 'torture' program: report

The U.S.’s top psychology association colluded with the Pentagon and the CIA to devise ethical guidelines to support interrogation techniques used after the Sept. 11 attacks that have since been labeled as torture, a report said Friday. The American Psychological Association sought to “curry ...

Amnesty says torture of war prisoners in Ukraine is rife on both sides

May 23, 2015

Amnesty says torture of war prisoners in Ukraine is rife on both sides

Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former captives of both Ukrainian ...

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

Apr 20, 2015

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

The United States on Sunday condemned the “brutal mass murder” of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya after a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showed their execution. The 29-minute video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in text captions ...