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Hillary Clinton: torture is wrong and 'yes, black lives matter' 17.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Former secretary of state, accepting Robert F Kennedy award, addresses CIA interrogations and anger over killings by police

Hillary Clinton has said she is proud to have been part of an administration that “banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations” and said the US should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world.

Clinton spoke about the importance of the nation acting in accordance with its values after receiving an award from the Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights at a function in New York.

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Human Rights 365 17.12.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Nick Clegg: ex-ministers should give evidence to UK torture inquiry 15.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Deputy PM says senior figures in last Labour government should be questioned by intelligence and security committee

Nick Clegg has said senior figures in the last Labour government should give evidence to parliament’s intelligence and security committee (ISC) on what they knew about torture conducted by UK or US intelligence agencies in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The deputy prime minister said it was clear that the intelligence agencies should have disregarded any evidence from the Americans if it was obtained by torture.

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Harassed for dowry, housewife ends life; in-laws absconding 15.12.2014 deccanherald.com
A 28-year-old housewife, allegedly harassed for dowry by husband and in-laws, was found dead under suspicious circumstances at her residence in Agrahara Dasarahalli on Saturday. According to the police, Jyothi was found hanging from the ceiling of her room. She was married to Satish for the past five years and the couple had a four-year-old son, Kushal. On Saturday evening, Jyothi called her parents in anguish and told them that she was unable to bear the torture, that she would end her life. Even while her husband and the family were in the drawing room, she went to her room and hanged herself. The incident came to light when Jyothi's parents reached the house asking for her. They were told that she was inside her room. Puttaswamy, her father, entered the room to find her hanging from the ceiling. Hearing the father's screams, the rest of the family and neighbours rushed to the house. The police were soon informed and on arrival they found that her husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law had fled ...
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UK torture inquiry could summon Blair and Straw 14.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Sir Malcolm Rifkind, chair of intelligence and security committee, says he will investigate allegations ‘without fear of favour’

Tony Blair and his former foreign secretary Jack Straw could be summoned before a parliamentary inquiry in an attempt to determine the extent of any British involvement in torture of terror suspects.

The two senior figures from the last Labour government may be asked to give evidence to the intelligence and security committee (ISC) in the wake of the publication of a US Senate report confirming that the CIA used brutal and ineffective methods after 9/11.

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Insight: After U.S. torture report, Poland asks what its leaders knew 13.12.2014 FirstPost: World

WARSAW (Reuters) - The disclosure of details about the CIA's brutal interrogation programme could provide new leads for Polish prosecutors investigating how much Poland's leaders at the time knew about a secret jail the agency was running in a Polish forest. Prompted by a U.S

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UK ministers met Senate committee during torture inquiry, papers reveal 12.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Representatives including Theresa May held 24 meetings with US officials writing CIA report in which UK references were redacted

The government is under pressure to explain whether UK ministers and officials repeatedly lobbied the US to delete references to British spies from a damning report about CIA torture of detainees in the wake of 9/11.

New documents show that, from 2009, UK government representatives had 24 meetings with members of the US committee that found CIA methods were brutal and ineffective.

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Bush knew about CIA torture, says Cheney 12.12.2014 TOI: The United States
President George W Bush was fully aware of and an “integral part” of the CIA's torture of terror suspects, his vice-president Dick Cheney said ...
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PM Modi should be granted immunity from lawsuits in US: Preet Bharara 12.12.2014 Rediff: News
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, has once again gone to bat for Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the immunity the Indian leader enjoys from lawsuits brought against him in the United States.
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Oppression of Women Stunts Nation’s Growth, Says Jamir 11.12.2014 newindianexpress.com
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British MPs demand inquiry into UK’s role in CIA abductions 10.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Involvement of Britain and US’s other allies in CIA renditions were redacted from Senate intelligence committee report

MPs and human rights groups have demanded a judge-led inquiry into Britain’s involvement in CIA abductions of terror suspects, following the devastating US Senate intelligence committee’s report.

Under pressure from Britain and other allies, their role in the CIA renditions were redacted from the report.

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Strong anti-rape laws yet to curb sexual assaults even 2 years after Delhi gangrape case 10.12.2014 CNN-IBN: India
The brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student on December 16, 2012 in the national capital witnessed huge uproar and protests with thousands of people out on the streets demanding justice for the victim and severe punishment for the culprits. Even though the country witnesses several cases of sexual assault everyday, the sheer brutality of the December 16 incident shook the nation and forced the government to set up a three-member committee to suggest changes in the anti-rape laws.
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Delhi gangrape: What happened on December 16, 2012 and status of the case 10.12.2014 CNN-IBN: India
Two years ago on the night of December 16, 2012 the brutal gangrape of a paramedical student by six men on a moving bus in the national capital shook the nation for the sheer brutality and torture inflicted on the hapless girl.
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LIVE! Girls told to stay indoors when Uber 'rapist' driver visited village 10.12.2014 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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CIA misled White House about brutal torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report 10.12.2014 CNN-IBN: World
A law enforcement official said the US Justice Department had no plans to conduct any investigation of the CIA's actions.
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Prosecutions for CIA torture still seem unlikely after Senate report 10.12.2014 FirstPost: World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Minutes after a U.S.

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US posts across the world put on high alert 10.12.2014 Zee News : World
American posts - both diplomatic and military - across the globe have been put on high alert following the release of a US Senate committee report on its post 9/11 detention and interrogation program, officials said.
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The manufacturing of 'terrorists' 8.12.2014 Rediff: Interviews
'Counter terrorism does not appear to be good guys fighting the bad ones; it is about people being picked up, detained and charged with crimes they did not commit.'
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Delhi gangrape: What happened on December 16, 2012 and how the case progressed 8.12.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
One of the perpetrators of the crime was a juvenile who was sent to a juvenile home for just 3 years while another accused died mysteriously in the jail during the trial.
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UN rights experts call on US to commute death sentence of mentally ill prisoner 3.12.2014 Sify News
New York, Dec 3 (IBNS) Two United Nations human rights experts on Tuesdayurged the United States Government and the authorities in Texas to halt the execution of Scott Panetti, a prisoner with proven psychosocial disabilities, due to be carried out on 3 December.
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