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Torture in Myanmar: Don’t Let the Junta Normalize Cruelty
July 13, 2021

Torture in Myanmar: Don’t Let the Junta Normalize Cruelty

By Tomas Max Martin, Ergun Cakal, and Hannah Russell
Torture – and the fear that it engenders – has been central to the military junta’s efforts to quell popular resistance.

Petition Filed With UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Behalf of Kadyr Yusupov
December 11, 2020

Petition Filed With UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Behalf of Kadyr Yusupov

By Catherine Putz
Yusupov, a former Uzbek diplomat, was convicted of treason in a closed trial after making a confession under pressure following a suicide attempt.
Uzbekistan to Close Notorious Prison Colony, the 'House of Torture'
August 05, 2019

Uzbekistan to Close Notorious Prison Colony, the 'House of Torture'

By Catherine Putz
Jaslyk is Uzbekistan's most notorious prison. On August 2, President Mirziyoyev ordered its closure.

An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan
June 22, 2018

An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan

By Jared Genser
Iskander Yerimbetov’s counsel recounts his client’s latest court hearing.

The Cambodia Conundrum: What Is Wrong With Hun Sen?
August 26, 2017

The Cambodia Conundrum: What Is Wrong With Hun Sen?

By John Sifton
Cambodia’s allies and donors can and should press Hun Sen to end the repression of the opposition.

Sustained Concerns About Torture in Sri Lanka
January 28, 2017

Sustained Concerns About Torture in Sri Lanka

By Taylor Dibbert
More concerns about torture and impunity in Sri Lanka.

Torture Under Thailand's Military Junta
October 06, 2016

Torture Under Thailand's Military Junta

By Mong Palatino
A new report exposes the extent of the practice under the current government.
Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center
July 26, 2016

Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center

By Grant Wyeth
The Northern Territory has the highest rate of youth detention in Australia. Inquiry needs to ask why.

Report: Torture in Kazakhstan Persists
March 05, 2016

Report: Torture in Kazakhstan Persists

By Casey Michel
Despite Astana's bold promises, recent Amnesty report says the use of torture “remains largely unchecked and unpunished.”

Uzbek Political Prisoner Released After 21 Years
November 12, 2015

Uzbek Political Prisoner Released After 21 Years

By Catherine Putz
Murod Juraev’s release comes ten days after a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Uzbekistan.

Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem
October 25, 2015

Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem

By Taylor Dibbert
Is Sri Lanka’s new government ready to deal with police torture? Only time will tell.
Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for 'Violating Prison Rules'
June 02, 2015

Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for 'Violating Prison Rules'

By Catherine Putz
Azam Farmonov has already served 9 years in jail for extortion charges, which human rights groups say were fabricated.

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