Grim report exposes ‘brutal’ US interrogations
American embassies are bracing themselves for attack after revelations that US intelligence services tortured suspected terrorists in the wake of 9/11. Has the Land of the Free shown its true...
Syrian ‘savagery’ shocks the world
Evidence of widespread torture and executions by President Assad’s forces has been published just as a major peace conference starts. After such horrors, what can diplomacy achieve?
Controversy rages over movies ‘based on truth’
From slavery to politics to war, the latest blockbusters are dominated by real-life characters and events. But what happens when truth overlaps with commercial movie-making?
War captive who forgave Japanese tormentors dies
Eric Lomax’s experiences as a prisoner of war left him with physical and emotional scars. But his death this week reminded the world of an extraordinary story of reconciliation.
Raised as a slave, escaped prisoner tells his story
Born in a North Korean prison camp, Shin In Guen was destined to live as a slave. But, despite great suffering, he escaped – the first person ever to do so. Now, a new book tells his story.
New torture claims shatter Libyan dreams
It is three months since rebels declared victory over a dictator. Fighters hoped for a new, democratic Libya. But now, troubling reports are emerging of torture, violence and civil war.
No end in sight for world’s toughest prison
This week Guantanamo Bay, America’s most controversial detention camp, turns ten years old. Despite a mounting campaign to close it down, it shows no sign of disappearing yet.
New torture case embarrasses the West
Fresh allegations have emerged that western intelligence handed terrorist suspects over to torturers. Has the fearful legacy of 9/11 resulted in ten years of human rights abuses?
Q&A: Guantanamo Bay’s secrets uncovered
With the leaking of documents about the US detention camp, the debate about how to treat terrorism suspects hots up.
How the West protected the Arab dictators
Torture instruments and secret files are being discovered in Egypt. They raise tough questions for Western powers that turned a blind eye for many years.