India probes deaths in police custody after alleged torture

An investigation is under way in India after two men died in police custody in Tamil Nadu state. Relatives of the victims say they were tortured. The case has sparked outrage, with hundreds of thousands of people calling for justice. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more India probes deaths in police custody after alleged torture

Star-Studded Homemade Remake Of The Princess Bride To Hit Quibi On Monday | Entertainment Weekly

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles: It’s all coming to Quibi starting Monday. Subscribe to ►► http://po.st/SubscribeEW EW News Flash brings you breaking news and exclusive stories from the world of entertainment. We’re always on the pulse with the latest updates in music, TV, movie and celebrity news, and full … Read more Star-Studded Homemade Remake Of The Princess Bride To Hit Quibi On Monday | Entertainment Weekly

Saudi Women: Reform or Repression? | Al Jazeera World

Just how free are women in Saudi Arabia today? The Saudi government has said it supports the empowerment of women and young people. While there have been reforms, including lifting the ban on women driving in June 2018, the arrest and detention of women speaking out against the government appear to have continued. Al Jazeera … Read more Saudi Women: Reform or Repression? | Al Jazeera World

George Floyd memorial: ‘Pandemic of racism killed him’, family lawyer says

George Floyd’s family have held a memorial service for their son which was led by Reverend Al Sharpton, at North Central University in Minneapolis During the ceremony, Attorney Benjamin Crump said ”we will seek justice” in Floyd’s name, adding: “We cannot cooperate with evil, we cannot cooperate with torture. George Floyd deserved better than that, … Read more George Floyd memorial: ‘Pandemic of racism killed him’, family lawyer says

Teen girls to be charged with murder over Gold Coast balcony death | ABC News

Two teenage girls will be charged with the murder and torture of Cian English, 19, who fell to his death from a Gold Coast apartment. Mr English’s body was found at the bottom of the View Pacific Resort in Surfers Paradise just after 3:00am on Saturday May 23. Police said he had been staying at … Read more Teen girls to be charged with murder over Gold Coast balcony death | ABC News

São Paulo: Tear gas fired by police as pro and anti-government protests break out | Coronavirus

Police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators in São Paulo on Sunday as hundreds gathered in simultaneous pro and anti-government demonstrations. Brazil has become the epicentre of South America’s Covid-19 outbreak with almost 500,000 confirmed cases and nearly 28,000 deaths. The Supreme Court in Brazil is also currently investigating President Jair Bolsonaro for interference in … Read more São Paulo: Tear gas fired by police as pro and anti-government protests break out | Coronavirus

Steve Backshall on How to Bring Adventure and Wildlife into Lockdown | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa For most people, being stuck in lockdown with 3-month-old twins and a 21-month-old toddler would be torture, but Steve is used to challenging environments and is loving life in lockdown. With his sister working as an NHS Nurse on the front line and his brother and sister-in-law working in Intensive … Read more Steve Backshall on How to Bring Adventure and Wildlife into Lockdown | Good Morning Britain

World’s first Syria torture trial opens in Germany

A German court has put on trial two Syrian men accused of war crimes for the Syrian state. It is thought to be the world’s first trial examining the use of torture under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad. The men had fled to Germany as refugees amid the continuing civil war but were arrested … Read more World’s first Syria torture trial opens in Germany

Syrian ex-secret police on trial in Germany for war crimes

Two former members of Syria’s secret police have fronted court in Germany, one of whom is charged with crimes against humanity, rape, 58 counts of murder, and the torture of several thousands. The two men face nine co-plaintiffs in the case. Human Rights Watch says the case could be cause for hope for other Syrian … Read more Syrian ex-secret police on trial in Germany for war crimes

Rape, humiliation, torture: Prison riot exposes shocking abuse in Russia’s jails

On April 10, a mutiny broke out in the n° 15 high-security penal colony in Angarsk, 5,000 kilometres east of #Moscow, #Russia. Brutal video footage from the riot was widely leaked on social media, in which inmates call for help. They claim they have slit their wrists to protest against what they call daily physical abuse, #torture … Read more Rape, humiliation, torture: Prison riot exposes shocking abuse in Russia’s jails

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Coughs into Crowd at Anti-Lockdown Rally

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was greeted by hundreds of supporters gathered on Sunday outside the army headquarter in Brasilia on the country’s national Army’s Day. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates The crowd was asking for a military intervention, the closing of the Supreme Court and for the “AI-5,” a decree issued by the military dictatorship in 1968 … Read more Brazilian President Bolsonaro Coughs into Crowd at Anti-Lockdown Rally

Human Rights Watch: Children in Egypt tortured in detention

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is accusing Egypt of arresting and torturing children as young as 12. A report from the international rights group says abuses by security forces took place against 20 children – with the majority being tortured in pretrial detention. HRW says the criminal justice system – under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – … Read more Human Rights Watch: Children in Egypt tortured in detention

How can the ICC investigate possible war crimes in Afghanistan? | Inside Story

The International Criminal Court has authorised an investigation into accusations of war crimes in Afghanistan. An appeal by the ICC’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda was approved after being rejected last year. Allegations of atrocities committed by U-S soldiers, the Taliban and Afghan forces will be investigated. The torture of prisoners, sexual violence and the indiscriminate … Read more How can the ICC investigate possible war crimes in Afghanistan? | Inside Story

On trial: Julian Assange and journalism | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: To extradite or not to extradite: Julian Assange’s trial and its consequences for journalism. Plus, prison journalism in the US. On trial: Julian Assange and journalism We begin with the legal fate of Julian Assange. This past week saw the commencement of a court case that will determine whether … Read more On trial: Julian Assange and journalism | The Listening Post (Full)

Julian Assange faces extradition hearing in London | ABC News

A London court has heard Julian Assange described as an “ordinary criminal” whose publication of secret military documents a decade ago put many people at risk of torture and death. The United States Government has laid out its case for the Wikileaks founder to be extradited to the US to face charges of espionage and … Read more Julian Assange faces extradition hearing in London | ABC News