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US officials have blocked a UN investigator’s requests for unmonitored visits to Private Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking secret military and diplomatic cables to whistleblowing website Wikileaks. (more…)

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Earlier this month clashes broke out when the military tried to clear protesters from Tahrir Square on 9 March (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). According to Amnesty International 18 women protesters were arrested, tortured and forced to take “virginity tests” by the Egyptian army. (more…)

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George W. Bush (photo, from aljazeera.net) has cancelled a visit to Switzerland planned for this weekend. (more…)

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For the first time, the US faced the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, over accusations of human rights violations. (more…)

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After the Obama administration released CIA torture memos last week, the US president has left open the possibility of prosecuting officials. (more…)

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Issuing three executive orders on Thursday, US President Barack Obama (photo, from cnn.com) took his first strides on the world stage, demonstrating a clean break from the Bush administration. (more…)

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A Saudi man (photo, from bbc.co.uk) suspected of involvement in the 11 September attacks has been tortured by US agents at Guantanamo Bay, has said Susan Crawford, the official overseeing trials at the camp. (more…)

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The bodies of 11 men and one woman have been found dumped in an empty lot, next to an elementary school in Tijuana city, in the northwest of the country. Most of the victims had been bound and tortured. Some had their tongues cut out and some were only partially clothed, said Prisna Perez, state police spokeswoman in Tijuana. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Ways to implement waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques, used at Guantanamo Bay despite legal objections, are actively sought by US military officials, said a senior Democratic senator. (more…)

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A declassified 2003 memo has been released by the US justice department. It approves the use of harsh interrogation methods on al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects held abroad. (more…)

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