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UK accused of abuse in second Mau Mau insurgency case 29.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Iran envoy rejects U.N. investigator’s charges of rights abuses 29.10.2014 FirstPost: World

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday dismissed a U.N. investigator's allegations of severe human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic, saying the criticisms were aimed at inciting "Iranophobia and Islamophobia." The latest report, by U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed, says executions in Iran have sharply increased since President Hassan Rouhani's election last year

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Ruckus at GMCH as kin clash 28.10.2014 Nagpur News, Nagpur City News | Cities News - Times of India
Police had to intervene when two groups of relatives clashed and triggered chaos at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on ...
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Thailand in damage control mode 27.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Thailand in damage control mode
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‘Women suffer dowry torture, rarely tell parents’ 26.10.2014 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
Indian women suffer silently in the fond hope that husbands and in-laws will treat them properly and do not share with their parents their problems, said the Bombay high court while dealing with a dowry ...
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Rescued after night of torture 25.10.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
Doomdooma (Tinsukia)/Jorhat, Oct. 24: Police today rescued three elderly women who were tortured by villagers throughout the night on the suspicion of them practising black magic in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district.
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Migration: Man tortured in captivity 22.10.2014 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
In yet another harrowing incident of torture of migrants, a man was kept in captivity for three days, stripped naked and beaten up by goons of a labour agent.
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Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15 22.10.2014 Sify News
Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission report that lays out
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Thai tourist murder: Amid allegations of police torture, suspects retract confession 22.10.2014 FirstPost: World

Thailand's human rights commission said it would launch an inquiry into allegations of police torture.

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Uttar Pradesh: Woman beaten, strangulated to death over dowry 20.10.2014 DNA: Top News
A 30-year-old woman was beaten and strangulated to death by her in-laws in an alleged case of dowry in Incholi village in Meerut, police said on Monday. Sangeeta was married to Vinod, an electrician by profession, for 10 years and the couple had two children. Her in laws were not satisfied with the dowry given to them during the marriage, said Incholi police official Tej Singh Yadav. She had been going through physical and mental torture. Her in-laws even threatened to kill her if demands were not met, according to her father Rajkumar's FIR. The incident escalated on Sunday evening when Sangeeta's father reached her house after smelling tension. She was allegedly beaten and then strangulated to death by her husband and her in-laws in front of her father as he protested, police said. An FIR has been filed in the matter and the police has booked Sangeeta's father-in-law Ramesh Chandra, mother-in-law Vimala Devi, husband Vinod and two others in case of murder. All the five accused are absconding and police ...
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Preet Bharara wants legal immunity for Modi in US 20.10.2014 Rediff: News
The office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara on Sunday, October 19, in papers filed with the US District Court in Manhattan strongly argued in favour of immunity for Prime Mimister Narendra Modi in a pending lawsuit against Modi that has been brought by an organisation based in the United States.
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Undertrial prisoner arrested for blasphemy killed in Pakistan jail 19.10.2014 Zee News : South Asia
A prisoner facing charges under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law has been allegedly tortured to death by his inmates in a jail here.
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Eastern Ukraine conflict continues to take heavy toll on civilians, UN report warns 9.10.2014 Sify News
New York, Oct 9 (IBNS) While the fragile month-long ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step towards ending the conflict, armed groups continue to terrorize the population in areas under their control, pursuing killings, abductions, torture, ill-treatment and other serious abuses, the United Nations Human Rights Office said on Wednesday as it released its latest report on the situation in the country.
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Terror trial defendant seeks statement suppression 8.10.2014 Sify News
A Libyan man facing trial in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa says his statements to the FBI should be kept from his trial next month because they were coerced from him after he
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Martina Johnsons Liberian war crimes trial is a milestone in quest for justice 7.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Former commander has been called to account for actions during civil war, following years of work by campaigners

Plied with drugs and guns that many had been trained to use overnight, waves of child soldiers were sent into Monrovia as cannon fodder, forcing horrified west African peacekeepers to mow them down as one of the most brutal chapters of Liberias civil war began on 15 October 1992 when rebels attempted to seize the capital.

Overseeing Operation Octopus was a female commander called Martina Johnson. As part of the operation, a heavy artillery unit shelled residential areas throughout the four-month offensive, and allegations of torture were made that stood out even in a war characterised by mutilations and mass rapes.

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UK police to be asked to investigate torture claims against Bahraini prince 7.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Request comes after court quashes decision that royal status makes Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa immune from legal action

Scotland Yard is to be asked to investigate allegations that a Bahraini prince should be prosecuted for torture.

The request comes after the high court in London quashed a decision by the director of public prosecutions (DPP) that Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa was immune from legal action due to his royal status.

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Mexico: How arrest of the last don heralds ruthless new drugs era 5.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
I like the way ecstasy gives you a deep sense of connection to your friends Joaquín Loera Guzmán had earned and deserved his title as the worlds richest and most powerful criminal when he was arrested in February . The Sinaloa cartel of which he was the absolute jefe de los jefes (boss of the bosses), has become by far the biggest mafia organisation in the carnage that has cursed Mexico since the narco war detonated in 2006. It is also the most cogent organised crime syndicate in the world, trafficking according to some estimates up to 90% of drugs consumed in the US and varying proportions across Europe, Africa and the east. Guzmán had been on the run since his escape from jail in 2001, having been initially arrested in 1993. He had been subject to what the US Drugs Enforcement Administration calls the biggest manhunt of all time. Like all Mexican dons, he has a nom de narco, and is known as El Chapo (Shorty) ostensibly to describe his appearance. He controls his own terrain in the beautiful Pacific ...
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FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony 1.10.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says.
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NIA proposes plea bargains to encourage voluntary confessions 29.9.2014 Hindustan Times: India
In order to incentivise truthful and voluntary confessions from the accused in terror cases the National Investigation Agency NIA wants to offer a plea bargain wherein a probable death sentence could be reduced to life imprisonment if they cooperate with investigators sources have told ...
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Life term for woman for killing daughter-in-law 27.9.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Sep 27 : A court here sentenced a woman to life imprisonment for burning her daughter-in-law, who succumbed to the injuries.
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