Tag Archives: torture

EU censors jailed Afghan rape victim – and the rapist says ‘thank you’

I thought I’d flag up a story in The Times newspaper yesterday that highlights how far the rights of Afghan women have slipped down the agenda in Afghanistan. One of the justifications for going to war in 2001 was to “free the Afghan women” from the “barbaric” Taliban. Despite this pledge, little has changed for […]

MI5 spied on Libya torture victims

The Sunday Times MI5 asked Colonel Muammar Gadaffi’s secret services for regular updates on what terrorist suspects were revealing under interrogation in Libyan prisons, where torture was routine. The security service also agreed to trade information with Libyan spymasters on 50 British-based Libyans judged to be a threat to Gadaffi’s regime. The disclosures come from […]

British troops accused of handing Taliban captives to Afghan torturers

The Sunday Times By Miles Amoore and David Leppard THE British Army is facing allegations that at least 10 Taliban suspects were beaten and given electric shocks after being handed over to local security forces in Afghanistan. The Afghan detainees have told British investigators that they were also whipped with cables and suffered sleep deprivation […]