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Book Review: The Girl Who Couldn't Read- John Harding


A man arrives at a women’s mental asylum and begins to work their as a doctor. He finds himself repulsed by the abusive methods used there, and embroiled in a dozen mysteries that he can’t understand. 329 more words

Book Club

Canada Charges Syrian Officer with Torture in Rendition Case — Despite U.S. Silence

From The Intercept, Sept 2015

Canada has charged a Syrian intelligence officer with torturing Maher Arar, the Canadian whose 2002 rendition to Syria by U.S. authorities became a cause célèbre. 324 more words


Torture: Why did the CIA spend over $180m on bad science?

“The scientific community has never established that coercive interrogation methods are an effective means of obtaining reliable intelligence information.” That conclusion came from a 2006 report on torture… 1,554 more words

Turkey: Beaten, Threatened With Death by Police

(Istanbul)  – Turkish police have engaged in severe ill-treatment and abuse of detainees while responding to perceived security threats in the southeastern part of the country, Human Rights Watch said today. 56 more words

Human Rights


Your name means pain
Your face means regret
Your eyes look like dishonesty
Your smile shows cruelty

Every fiber of your being
is a poison that flows through my veins… 47 more words



From Wikipedia

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, under the review of the United Nations, that aims to prevent torture and other acts of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment around the world. 457 more words