Uses of torture in recent times
Torture, the infliction of severe physical or psychological pain upon an individual to extract information or a confession, or as an illicit extrajudicial punishment, is prohibited by international la...
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Chile Demonstrator's Defiant Stare Goes Viral
The defiant look in this young woman's eyes as she stared at an armored riot policeman prompted this photograph from Chile to go viral.
Trump Says He Would Return to Waterboarding for Interrogations
Donald Trump, the leading Republican contender for U.S. president, says he would return to strong interrogation techniques such as waterboarding if he were elected because their severity pales against...
Military Commissions Act of 2006
The United States Military Commissions Act of 2006, also known as HR-6166, was an Act of Congress signed by President George W. Bush on October 17, 2006. The Act's stated purpose was "To authorize tri...
Military Commissions Act of 2006 - Wikipedia
Alberto Gonzales
Alberto R. Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) was the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed in February 2005 by President George W. Bush, becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic in executive govern...
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Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse
During the war in Iraq that began in March 2003, personnel of the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghra...
Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse - Wikipedia
Dirty War
The Dirty War (Spanish: Guerra Sucia), also known as Process of National Reorganization (Spanish: Proceso de Reorganización Nacional or El Proceso), was the name used by the Argentine Military...
Dirty War - Wikipedia
Chile under Pinochet
The military dictatorship of Chile (Spanish: dictadura militar de Chile) was an authoritarian military government that ruled Chile between 1973 and 1990. The dictatorship was establish...
Chile under Pinochet - Wikipedia
Human rights in the People's Republic of China
For the non-governmental organization, see Human Rights in ChinaThe extent to which human rights are recognized and protected in the People's Republic of China ("China" or "the PRC") is a matter of di...
Torture in Cuba
Human rights in Cuba are under the scrutiny of Human Rights Watch, who accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial...
Torture in Cuba - Wikipedia
Torture during the Algerian War
Elements of the French Armed Forces as well as of the opposing Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) made use of torture during the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62), creating an ongoing publi...
Human rights in France
The preamble of the Constitution of the French Fifth Republic, founded in 1958, recalls the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. France has also ratified the 1948 Universal Declar...
Human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
The state of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been criticized both by Iranians and international human right activists, writers, and NGOs. The United Nations General Assembly and the H...
Human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran - Wikipedia
Torture and the United States
Torture and the United States includes documented and alleged cases of torture both inside and outside the United States by members of the U.S. government, the U.S. military, U.S. law enforcement agen...
Torture and the United States - Wikipedia
Capital punishment in the People's Republic of China
Capital punishment in the People's Republic of China is usually administered to offenders of serious and violent crimes, such as aggravated murder, but China retains in law a number of nonviolent capi...
Capital punishment in the People's Republic of China - Wikipedia
Hukou system
A hukou is a record in the system of household registration required by law in both countries of the mainland communist People's Republic of China (PRC) and the democratic industrialized island nation...
Hukou system - Wikipedia
History of Falun Gong
Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, is a spiritual practice that combines the practice of meditation with the moral philosophy articulated by its founder, Li Hongzhi. It emerged on the public radar in...
History of Falun Gong - Wikipedia
Freedom of religion in the People's Republic of China
Freedom of religion in China is provided for by the country's constitution, with an important caveat. Namely, the government protects what it calls "normal religious activity," defined in practice as ...
Freedom of religion in the People's Republic of China - Wikipedia
Chile Demonstrator's Defiant Stare Goes Viral
The defiant look in this young woman's eyes as she stared at an armored riot policeman prompted this photograph from Chile to go viral.
Women's rights in Iran
Women's rights for Iranian women and their legal status has changed during different political and historical eras. This includes Marriage law, divorce law, education rights, clothing and Hijab, healt...
Women's rights in Iran - Wikipedia
Operativo Independencia
Operativo Independencia (Spanish for "Operation Independence") was the code-name of the Argentine military operation in the Tucumán Province, started in 1975 to crush the ERP —Ejército Revolucionario ...
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Operation Charly
Operation Charly (Spanish: Operación Charly), was allegedly the code-name given to a program undertaken by the military establishment in Argentina with the objective of providing military and coun...
NSA warrantless surveillance controversy
The NSA warrantless surveillance controversy ("warrantless wiretapping") concerns surveillance of persons within the United States during the collection of allegedly foreign intelligence by the U.S. N...
NSA warrantless surveillance controversy - Wikipedia
Chilean transition to democracy
The Chilean transition to democracy began when a Constitution establishing a transition itinerary was approved in a plebiscite. From 11 March 1981 to 11 March 1990, several organic constitutional laws...
Chilean transition to democracy - Wikipedia
UN Convention Against Torture
The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (commonly known as the United Nations Convention against Torture) is an international human rights treaty...
Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy
The dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy was initiated by the unprecedented midterm dismissal of seven United States Attorneys on December 7, 2006, by the George W. Bush administration's Department...
Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy - Wikipedia
Censorship in the People's Republic of China
Censorship in the People's Republic of China (PRC) is implemented or mandated by the PRC's ruling party, the Communist Party of China (CPC). Notable censored subjects include but are not limited to, d...
History of the Jews in Iran
The beginnings of Jewish history in Iran date back to late biblical times. The biblical books of Isaiah, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, contain references to the life and experiences of Jews in Persia. In th...
History of the Jews in Iran - Wikipedia
Persian Jews
Persian Jews or Iranian Jews (Persian: یهودیان ایرانی‎) (Hebrew: יהודים פרסים‎) are Jews historically associated with Iran, traditionally known as Persia in Western sources.Judaism is amon...