Elliott Abrams’ Dark History in Latin America and the Struggle for Justice

Elliott Abrams, a former high level State Department official during the 1980s, testified last week that the Reagan administration knew that Argentina’s military junta was systematically stealing babies from murdered and jailed democracy activists and giving them to right-wing families friendly to the regime. In a meeting with the Junta’s ambassador in Washington on December [...]

Amnesty: new wave of repression against reformists and protesters in Saudi Arabia

The last nine months has seen a new wave of repression in Saudi Arabia as authorities have cracked down on protesters and reformists on security grounds, according to Amnesty International. In a report, published on Wednesday 30 November, Saudi Arabia: Repression in the Name of Security, the organization says that hundreds of people have been arrested [...]

Ciudad Juarez protesters released, will press charges against police for brutality (VIDEOS)

Last week, we spent most of the day receiving and passing along information about the arrest of some 29 (some media say 30) protesters who were beaten and arrested in Ciudad Juarez. Many networks of human rights defenders joined in to demand the release of the protesters, including El Paso groups and organizations from both [...]

Afghan police abuse not in prisons, but in public (VIDEO)

Just a few days ago a member of the Karzai-led mafia in Afghanistan rejected a United Nations report about systematic torture in Afghan prisons. As the torture inside prisons occurs mainly during investigations and is hard to prove because the Afghan Intelligence will never allow anyone to film it. However, a video posted on facebook shows how the police abuse and [...]

And again a victim of torture in Egypt

And again a man was tortured to death by Egyptian security forces. This time it was the prison authorities at Torah prison in Cairo who killed a 24 year old man, Essam Ali Atta Ali. He died Thursday night at Qasr El-Eini hospital in Cairo. Essam Atta was sentenced to two years in jail by [...]

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