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14 May
The military junta ruling Guinea has banned political protests after announcing a three-year transition period before the civilian rule is restored.
17 Apr
After almost four years in captivity, Habiba Musa was one of the Chibok girls released by Boko Haram, in 2017 in the North East. The 22-year-old is back in school, where she is studying
13 Apr
To expand its impact and ensure more Nigerians benefit from its intervention, Avocats Sans Frontières France (Lawyers without Borders France), has launched the Promoting the United Nations Convention Against Torture (ProCAT) Project in Ogun State.
12 Mar
Since Nigerian youths, under the #EndSARS Movement, took to the streets over a year ago to protest against widespread police brutality against the citizens
13 Dec
Stakeholders at the just concluded roundtable on human rights in Abuja have called for strict implementation of disciplinary measures against security officers found guilty of torture, including demotion in rank, to serve as a deterrent to other officers.
25 Jan 2021
A teenager who was reportedly tortured, stabbed, and strangled during a gruesome attack by his Grindr date has raised more than $100,000 after losing the use of his hands. Holden White, 18, was mercilessly beaten after he reportedly met his attacker through the dating app on June 20 last year. During the violence, he is…
29 Sep 2020
Media practitioners, commentators, and stakeholders in the industry have expressed concern that journalists in the cause of their duties are becoming victims of harassment, torture, unlawful arrest, detention, physical assault, and a threat to life. A worrisome statistics released by International Press Centre’s (IPC) Journalists Safety Desk recently revealed that in the last eight months,…
2 May 2019
More than seven months since the arrest and illegal detention of 15 Nigerians, including three top military officers, by the Nigerian Navy without prosecution, distraught family members of the victims said their patience is running out. To underscore the anguish families of the detainees have been going through, foremost human rights activist and lawyer, Mr.…
19 Apr 2019
A California couple were jailed for at least 25 years on Friday after admitting to imprisoning and torturing 12 of their 13 children in a grisly "House of Horrors" case that shocked the world. David Allen Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise Anna Turpin, 50, had pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts -- including cruelty,…
27 Jun 2018
Sterling Centre for Law and Development (SCLD) has stressed the need for the Nigeria Police to step up its internal monitoring activities to reduce and eliminate torture of suspects for confessions or punishment for detainees. Speaking yesterday in Abuja during a rally to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, its Coordinator,…
27 Jan 2017
President Donald Trump has said he "absolutely" thinks torture works, but doctors, lawyers for terror suspects, and even fellow Republicans have pledged to oppose any effort to reinstate waterboarding or other banned interrogation techniques.

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