Eleven bodies found in one of Mexico’s most violent regions
02 March 2017 | 1:00 pm
The bodies of nine men and two women, some showing signs of torture, were found in the Mexican state of Veracruz on Wednesday.
31 May 2019
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered "psychological torture" from a defamation campaign and should not be extradited to the United States where he would face a "politicised show trial", a United Nations human rights investigator said on Friday.
19 Oct 2019
Police in northern Nigeria rescue over 300 young men from an Islamic boarding school where they were chained and sexually abused, the second such operation in a month. The raid comes after some students escaped the school on Sunday and revealed the barbaric conditions they were living in
24 Apr 2020
On April 10, a mutiny broke out in the n° 15 high-security penal colony in Angarsk, 5,000 kilometres east of Moscow. 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 and humiliation from their guards. The mutiny was followed by a bloody crackdown and since then, NGOs are concerned that several inmates have disappeared. They say the treatment of prisoners in this penal colony is not an isolated case in Russia.
12 Jul 2020
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) says it is engaging the Pakistani authorities to investigate the abduction and torture of a Nigerian man in the country.
5 Sep 2020
Comrade Duch was a Cambodian war criminal sentenced to life in prison and former head of the Khmer Rouge movement. He died serving a life sentence.
12 Sep 2020
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is due to appear in court in London in the latest stage of his legal battle against extradition to the US, where he faces 18 charges and a prison sentence of up to 175 years. Critics say he should be prosecuted, while activists say he should be celebrated for exposing abuses of power by the US government. In this edition of Perspective we speak to Antoine Vey, a member of Assange's European defence team.
30 Dec 2020
After languishing in Libyan prisons, the crews of two Italian fishing boats seized by the Libyan coast guard in September were released just before Christmas. Back home, they tell DW's Jacopo Lentini of their ordeal.
3 Apr 2021
The call for an investigation comes alongside a new UN resolution condemning alleged human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in Belarus even as more people are detained ahead of planned rallies.
12 Sep 2021
A report by Amnesty International contradicts some governments' views that Syria is now safe to return for refugees. Returnees have faced detainment, torture, disappearance, and sexual violence.
23 Oct 2021
Jineth Bedoya was kidnapped, tortured and raped by paramilitaries 21 years ago. After fighting for years, she has now finally found justice in the form of an international verdict.
23 Oct 2021
"It's a day of triumph," says Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya, hailing the decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which ruled that the Colombian State was responsible for her kidnapping, rape and torture at the hands of paramilitaries in 2000.
27 Nov 2021
United Arab Emirates General Ahmed Naser al-Raisi has criminal complaints against him in five countries. The decision was announced amid the global law enforcement agency's annual gathering in Istanbul.
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Vice President Kamala Harris was invited to join Tyre Nichols' family and several civil rights activists to pay their respects. Nichols died after being violently beaten by a group of police officers in Memphis.
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In Peru, approximately 270,000 women and 22,000 men were sterilised between 1996 and 2000 as the result of a controversial birth control policy. The goal of ex-President Alberto Fujimori and his administration was to reduce poverty. But thousands of indigenous women, who did not always speak Spanish, say they were forcibly sterilised. More than two decades on, victims are still fighting for justice.
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Pentagon officials say Bilal al-Sudani was killed in a special military operation and was a "key facilitator" for the "Islamic State" group's expansion.
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Japan faces an existential threat with its birth rate at an all-time low, yet the island nation has still to fully embrace immigration as a solution to the population decline. To tackle the problem, the government has slowly turned to bringing in foreign workers. We take a closer look.
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The Naira redesign and the facing out of the old N200, N500, and N1,000 notes by the CBN has continued to cause an uproar among the citizens as no one are not able to assess the new notes. Just a few days ago, security agencies raided spots across the country to arrest those keeping the new notes.
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A judicial investigation is finally underway after Peru carried out a forced sterilisation program of mainly indigenous women during the late 1990s. Our reporter meets some of the victims who are still suffering to this day. Also Sudan's newest recruits to martial arts are now fearing the fact they are women will see authorities demand an end to their involvement.