User: avyakto Topic: Torture
Category: Torture
Last updated: Jul 11 2016 05:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Transgenders face problems aplenty 11.7.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Are YOU cruel to animals? 8.7.2016 Rediff: News
If you were horrified by the report of the two medical students who flung a dog from the terrace of a five-storied building and filmed the grisly act, here's another story that is equally -- if not more -- shocking, since many of us may be unwitting participants, says Supriya Bose.
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Custodial torture: SPCA orders probe against cops 4.7.2016 The New Indian Express - Kerala - http://newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/
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Woman gang-raped by husband, his relatives; profanities tattooed on body 27.6.2016 TOI: Jaipur
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Dumka woman killed for dowry 26.6.2016 Ranchi - City - The Times of India
A 22-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws at Tilatand village in Dumka on Friday night as her parents failed to fulfil their dowry demands.
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Anal tests by cops on ‘gay suspects’ don’t violate human rights, rules judge in Kenya 16.6.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

Two men had sought a court ruling to stop enforced anal examinations and HIV tests of men accused of being gay after they were subjected to the procedures.

The post Anal tests by cops on ‘gay suspects’ don’t violate human rights, rules judge in Kenya appeared first on Firstpost.

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Human rights groups report crimes against humanity in Mexico 8.6.2016 Hindu: News
The Mexican government has committed crimes against humanity in its war against drug cartels, human rights groups said on Tuesday in pressing the government to take action. The report released by the...
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10 involved in Cong samiti member's murder 28.5.2016 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
Ten persons were involved in Wednesday's incident of kidnapping, torture and death of Nuadi panchayat samiti member Ranjan Swain at Ersama, police said.
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Restive nation 25.5.2016 FrontLine: Home
Cairo’s focus on crushing the Muslim Brotherhood has led to a massive crackdown on all forms of civil dissent, whose ramifications can be seen in a dismal economy and a spurt in terrorism. By JOHN CHERIAN
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The ‘everydayness’ of our violence 10.5.2016 Hindu: Lead
India is a country that loves decentralisation and it covers almost every area. I will focus on the subject of tyranny. For example, look at our police stations. We do not need a Hobbesian sovereign ...
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Torture Continues in Lanka, But Incidents Have Come Down: UN Rapporteur 7.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
Various forms of torture are still practiced by the law enforcement agencies in Sri Lanka, but there has been a decline in the incidents.
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Death row inmates as alive as dead bodies: Report highlights flaws in justice system 7.5.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

The report also tries to bring out the fact that there are very serious and real social costs to the experience that prisoners and their families go through.

The post Death row inmates as alive as dead bodies: Report highlights flaws in justice system appeared first on Firstpost.

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Woman Ends Life, Leaves Video Suicide Note 7.5.2016 The New Indian Express - Andhra Pradesh - http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/
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Blind, Wounded and Suffering Elephants Amuse Crowd at Thrissur Pooram Festival 27.4.2016 newindianexpress.com
Animal Welfare Board filed a report in the SC alleging that the Pooram was conducted by violating various rules.
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Wife kills husband to save son's life 15.4.2016 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
A woman ultimately ended a tortured married life of 25 years. The incident took place in Kolkata's garfa ...
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Mexican soldiers face torture charges after video footage surfaces 14.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

A military officer is seen pulling a female suspect’s hair and a federal police officer placed a plastic bag over the woman’s head

Two Mexican soldiers face military charges after a video has surfaced of them helping a federal police officer torture a female suspect. A female military police officer is seen in the video interrogating the woman. She pulls her hair and places the muzzle of her rifle against the woman’s head. Later, a blue-uniformed federal police officer puts her head inside a plastic bag.

The defence department says the events occurred on 4 February 2015 in Ajuchitlán, a small mountain town in southern Guerrero state. Opium poppy plantations are common in the area where drug cartels operate.

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Crime as punishment 13.4.2016 FrontLine: Columns
A book on torture in custody penned by a victim and a film in Tamil on the subject bring out, perhaps for the first time in India, the stark reality of the vicious side of law enforcement.
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2 Youths Die in Police Custody, Three Policemen Suspended 31.3.2016 newindianexpress.com
Saddam and Akil were arrested yesterday after police seized drugs from their possession and brought to Puranpur police station.
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Kin seeks probe into Priyanka's death 30.3.2016 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
Suspecting that Priyanka Kapoor, the Defence Colony-based event manager, might have been murdered and not committed suicide, her family members on Tuesday urged police to conduct a speedy probe into the matter. "When we entered the room, her body was sitting on her knees, which didn't look like it had fallen from the ceiling fan," said Dimpy Kapoor, Priyanka's younger sister. "There were separate marks on her wrist, apart from bruises, which suggested that someone might have grabbed her wrist tightly," she added. Although a suicide letter was found in her bedroom, Priyanka's sister claimed that police found the letter only after extensively searching the room for a long time. "Priyanka might have written the letter sometime back in the past while contemplating the suicide move. However, if indeed she was sure of taking her life, she shouldn't have hidden the letter like this in her room. It should have been kept near her body. It was just a coincidence that the letter got found," Dimpy said. At a press ...
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Legal quest 29.3.2016 FrontLine: Social Issues
A petition pending in the Supreme Court since 2010 seeking appropriate directions to prevent atrocities in the name of “honour” and “tradition” offers hope for social reform. By V. VENKATESAN
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