Disappearances highlight Chinese ruling party's detention system

Dec 12, 2015

Disappearances highlight Chinese ruling party's detention system

The baffling disappearance of Chinese executives in recent weeks has drawn attention to the ruling Communist Party’s practice of holding people incommunicado either as targets of investigations themselves or to help with probes of others. The most recent example came Thursday, when Caixin magazine ...

Obama should probe Bush, others over CIA torture: rights group

Dec 4, 2015

Obama should probe Bush, others over CIA torture: rights group

U.S. President Barack Obama must investigate his predecessor, George W. Bush, and allies over the CIA’s torture of terrorism, suspects, or else stand complicit in a government “cover-up,” Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. In a scathing report, the international rights group decried the lack ...

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 ...