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UN condemns N. Korea for firing missiles as people starve

UN member-states on Tuesday condemned North Korea for gross human rights violations and for conducting missile and nuclear tests while its people suffer from severe hunger. The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee adopted by consensus a resolution drafted by the European Union and Japan that expressed international concern over Pyongyang’s rights record. The measure…

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Samaa’s reporter tortured by police in Karachi

KARACHI: Samaa’s reporter Salman Ahmed was beaten up by police on Saturday while covering a protest against drug peddlers in Karachi. Salman Ahmed was covering the protest in Karachi’s Safoora Chowrangi where a good number of people, including women, from Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 7 were demonstrating against drug peddlers of the area. As the protest begun,…

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BBC’s new Game of Thrones style show is so graphic that viewers are shaken

NEWS DESK: The BBC clearly wants a horse in the race to become the successor to Game of Thrones. The broadcaster’s new primetime drama, Gunpowder, has been sending shock waves through its viewership thanks to its graphic scenes of torture and execution, airing only minutes after the watershed on Saturday night, reported The Independent. The…

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CIA says mistakenly ‘shredded’ Senate torture report then did not

WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” before suddenly discovering that its copy had not been lost after all, an agency official said on Tuesday, reported Reuters. “It’s embarrassing and I have apologized,” Christopher…

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The Unholy Holy Men

By: Gulrukh Tausif For the past few weeks, a guru from across the border has been making headlines for getting a 20 year prison sentence for crimes against his female followers. One has to applaud the judiciary that gave the infamous “guru of bling” Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh such a lengthy sentence as his followers…

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Watch: Woman tortures daughter during study session

A shocking video of a mother beating her daughter has surfaced on social media. In the clip, we can see the girl being tortured and scolded by her mother during a study session.

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CIA ‘torture psychologists’ avoid trial with secret settlement

NEWS DESK: Two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation programme settled a lawsuit Thursday by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured, reported AFP. The secret settlement in the suit, brought on behalf of two living ex-detainees and one who died of hypothermia after brutal questioning in US custody, avoided what would have been…

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Woman branded witch, forced to eat faeces, beaten to death by family in India

AJMER: Five people, including two teenage girls, of a family have been arrested for allegedly killing a 40-year-old woman in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district, reported NDTV. The woman, a widow, was allegedly made to eat faeces, tortured and beaten to death by her relatives, who accused her of being a witch, the police said. The incident…

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62-year-old rape survivor loses battle with life in India

KOLKATA: A 62-year-old braveheart from Sandeshkhali, who had been battling death at a Kolkata hospital for the past 27 days after being raped, tortured and her private parts brutalized, finally lost the battle Tuesday morning, reported Times of India. The survivor was admitted in the NRS Hospital after being referred to by the Basirhat subdivisional…

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This three-year-old was tortured by his own father

This three-year-old was tortured in Sialkot by his father who beat him black and blue. The child was taken into custody by the Child Protection Unit. Watch this report:

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Child servant died of torture, reveals post-mortem report

NEWS DESK: Seventeen-year-old Akhtar, the teenage servant found dead at a PML-N MPA’s daughter’s house in Lahore, died of torture, revealed the autopsy report on Friday. According to the post-mortem report, there were 16 marks of torture on the deceased boy’s body. It added that he was kicked and beaten with sticks. There were marks…

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Another teenage servant tortured to death in Lahore: police

NEWS DESK: A teenage servant was reportedly tortured to death on Tuesday, allegedly by the owner of the house he worked in, in Akbari gate area of Lahore. Police officials said that the woman reportedly tortured 17-year-old Akhtar to death, whereas, the sister of the victim was also beaten up by the suspect. “Both the…

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IHC summons doctors for statements in Tayyaba torture case

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday recorded statement of Dr Nasreen Butt and summoned two other members of medical board constituted in Tayyaba torture case. Justice Aamer Farooq of IHC heard the torture case against former lower court judge Raja Khurram. During the course of proceeding, Dr Nasreen adopted the stance that the young…

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Reporter of English language daily beaten up by PML-F leader’s guards

A staffer of local English language daily The Express Tribune was allegedly beaten up by the guards of an influential politician belonging to Pakistan Muslim League – Functional after the reporter objected to his rash driving in Karachi on Saturday, police said. Narrating the incident, SSP South Saqib Ismail Memon said that according to Zubair…

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Maid torture case: IHC summons Tayyaba’s parents on May 10

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned the parent of 10-year old house maid Tayyaba who was allegedly tortured by Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar, Samaa reported. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani heard the Tayyaba torture case on Friday. In the proceeding, Advocate General informed the court that the girl’s parents…

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Factory owner tortures male, female workers; video goes viral

A video of factory owner torturing his employees—male and female both—has gone viral on social media. Watch the clip.

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Three bodies recovered from different areas in Karachi

KARACHI: Bodies of three people were overnight found from different areas of Karachi on Saturday as one of the bodies was found in pieces. According to SP Gulshan Dr. Fahad, a body was recovered from an unclaimed car parked in Pahalwan Goth. There are torture marks on the body. Another body was found from a…

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IGP Sindh seeks report about alleged torture on Waqar Zaka

KARACHI, Jan 28 (APP): The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, A.D. Khawaja, has taken notice of the alleged torture on  TV anchor Waqar Zaka by unidentified persons near the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi here. A spokesman of the Sindh Police said here on Saturday that the IGP has also sought a report from…

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Tayyaba case: Medical report confirms torture

A medical board has observed multiple injuries, burns, blunt injuries and bruises on the face of ten-year-old maid Tayyaba, who was employed by a judge in Islamabad.  The incident has spotlighted rampant child labour in the country. Watch this report…  

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Tayyaba’s grandfather not happy with pardon

The grandfather of housemaid Tayyaba, who was allegedly tortured by a judge’s wife, says that he was not happy with his son’s decision to pardon the accused. Watch what he has to say.

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Judge records statement, rejects allegation of torture on maid

ISLAMABAD: A serving judge recorded his statement in Islamabad High Court (IHC) after a 10-year-old maid accused his family of torturing her. The case was highlighted by Samaa yesterday after the victim, Tayyaba, claimed befreo a judicial magistrate that she was beaten up by the judge’s family members after a broom in the house went…

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