Morality http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32755/all en Britain says intelligence sharing crucial despite abuse risks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/britain-says-intelligence-sharing-crucial-despite-abuse-risks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UK's Hague: Britain faces "stark choice" on sharing intelligence</p> <p>* Disengaging would raise risk of attacks at home and abroad</p> <p>* Britain must work with countries to improve rights record</p> <p>By Peter Griffiths</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Britain is justified in sharing intelligence with countries suspected of human rights abuses to protect itself, Foreign Secretary William Hague will say on Thursday, despite concerns over the torture of suspects and costly court cases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/britain-says-intelligence-sharing-crucial-despite-abuse-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human rights abuses Morality United Kingdom War William Hague Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755179 at http://www.globalpost.com Amnesty urges justice for Tunisians tortured under Ben Ali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/amnesty-urges-justice-tunisians-tortured-under-ben-ali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Amnesty International on Tuesday demanded those responsible for widespread torture practised under Tunisia's ousted former regime be brought to justice, after uncovering the details of a 25-year-old victim.</p> <p>Faysal Baraket, a student and member of the Islamist party Ennahda, which was banned by former strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, was arrested in 1991 after criticising the authorities in a television interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/amnesty-urges-justice-tunisians-tortured-under-ben-ali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Morality Violence AFP Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:33:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5955354 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe rights court fines Ankara over torture case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/europe-rights-court-fines-ankara-over-torture-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday sentenced Turkey over a case of police torture dating back to 1999, imposing a fine of 20,000 euros ($27,000).</p> <p>Mesut Deniz, a 38-year-old Turk currently serving a prison sentence, said he was given electric shocks, hanged by his arms, had his genitals twisted and subjected to other forms of torture after his arrest.</p> <p>Medical reports at the time recorded a large number of injuries but a police officer charged over the torture claims was acquitted by a Turkish court in 2007.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/europe-rights-court-fines-ankara-over-torture-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Morality Violence AFP Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:49:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5980607 at http://www.globalpost.com Top China court calls for end to confession through torture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/top-china-court-calls-end-confession-through-torture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's top court said Thursday the use of torture to extract confessions must end, in a legal system that has long been riddled with abuses.</p> <p>The Supreme People's Court issued the guideline a week after Beijing revealed a package of legal reforms including abolishing the widely loathed re-education through labour system and reducing the scope of the death penalty.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/top-china-court-calls-end-confession-through-torture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Law Morality War AFP Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:02:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5995693 at http://www.globalpost.com Amnesty urges Morocco to end 'total impunity' for torture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140513/amnesty-urges-morocco-end-total-impunity-torture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Amnesty International Tuesday said perpetrators of torture enjoy almost "total impunity" in Morocco and Western Sahara, calling for an end to the practise.</p> <p>The allegations are part of a global anti-torture campaign launched by the London-based rights group. </p> <p>Amnesty singled out five countries where torture is considered a particular problem and where it believes its campaign can have the most impact, the others being Nigeria, Mexico, the Philippines and Uzbekistan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140513/amnesty-urges-morocco-end-total-impunity-torture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amnesty Ethics Morality Violence AFP Tue, 13 May 2014 13:53:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6145777 at http://www.globalpost.com