Tag: human rights

The Arabs have their gulags too

By Robert Fisk, The Independent, May 8, 2010 We know all about Guantanamo. We know about “black” prisons. You only have to read the evidence from the latest drum-head “trial” at Guantanamo – a man called Khadr, arrested by the…

Afghan torture allegations erupt in U.K.

Detainees tell of ‘electrocution, beating, whipping, stress positions’ By CBC News, April 21, 2010 Afghan detainees handed over by British troops to Afghan secret police were regularly beaten with weapons, hung from the ceiling and electrocuted, according to detailed allegations…

Canada subcontracts torture

By Dave Markland, rabble.ca, April 15, 2010 Revelations don’t get much more explosive than this. On Parliament Hill Wednesday, the Afghanistan committee heard from Malgarai Ahmadshah, an Afghan Canadian who worked for the Canadian Forces as an interpreter. Here’s the…

UN rights body censures Israel

By Al Jazeera English, March 24, 2010 The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed three resolutions condemning Israel over its policies in occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories. However, the United States voted against them all. Another resolution, calling for…

International Day Against Police Brutality

Please come out to the International Day Against Police Brutality events in solidarity with all those who have faced violence by police and in celebration of community power! This years theme is – Alternatives to the Police: A Celebration of…

Abousfian Abdelrazik

Abousfian Abdelrazik is a victim of the post-9/11 madness that is corroding human rights in Canada. His case is yet one more reminder that our federal government is determined to continue to violate cherished rights and freedoms. His story is…