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11 September 2013

Organisers of world's largest arms fair in London accused of failing to stop promotion of equipment 'used in torture' (UK)

Author: Cahal Milmo, Independent (UK)

The organisers of one of the world’s largest arms fairs in London were...accused of failing to crack down on the sale of equipment that could could be used in torture after two exhibitors were found to be illegally marketing shackles and electric stun...

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22 August 2011

Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens

Author: Vernon Silver & Ben Elgin, Bloomberg

[scroll down for statement by Nokia Siemens Networks] Bahraini jailers armed with stiff rubber hoses beat the 39-year-old school administrator and human rights activist...[then] Al Khanjar…[was] question[ed] by a[n]…officer armed with…transcripts of...

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11 September 2009

U.S. court dismisses Iraqi contractor torture case

Author: James Vicini, Reuters

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against two U.S. defense contractors by Iraqi torture victims, saying the companies had immunity as government contractors... The plaintiffs sued CACI International Inc, which provided...

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13 August 2009
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Author: Infobaeprofesional.com

Los embotelladores colombianos de Coca-Cola no pueden ser vinculados con una conspiración con grupos paramilitares locales para sacar de las plantas a los miembros de sindicatos mediante la violencia y torturas, dictaminó una corte federal de...

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11 August 2009

Coca-Cola cleared in Colombian case

Author: Joe Guy Collier, Atlanta Journal-Constitution [USA]

A federal appeals court in Atlanta upheld Tuesday the ruling of a lower court that found no connection between Coca-Cola Co. or its Colombian bottlers in the deaths and torture of union leaders in the South American nation.

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26 June 2009

Zimbabwe: End Repression in Marange Diamond Fields

Author: Human Rights Watch

Zimbabwe's armed forces are engaging in the forced labor of children and adults, and are torturing and beating local villagers on the diamond fields of Marange district in eastern Zimbabwe...Human Rights Watch called on the Kimberley Process...

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5 May 2009

UN Committee Against Torture to probe Israel

Author: Tovah Lazaroff, Jerusalem Post

...[Israel] is under period review this year by the [UN Committee Against Torture], which has received reports on Israeli violations of the UN Convention Against Torture from at least eight NGOs, including…Physicians for Human Rights and Amnesty...

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19 March 2009

Court rules Abu Ghraib torture victims can sue contractor CACI, according to legal team for former detainees [USA]

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights [USA]

A Virginia federal court ruled Wednesday that four former Abu Ghraib detainees who were tortured and later released without charge can sue U.S. military contractor CACI International, according to their U.S. legal team. [The] U.S. District Judge...

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28 August 2008
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Author: AFP

La justice américaine a tranché en défaveur du géant pétrolier ExxonMobil, poursuivi par des civils indonésiens pour complicité présumée dans des cas de tortures et de meurtres commis par des soldats indonésiens qui étaient chargés de la sécurité de...

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30 April 2008

Bad Business: Why Companies Shouldn't Trade with Abusive Regimes

Author: [email protected]

Is selling police equipment to a notoriously brutal government tantamount to assisting in torture? William Schulz [former executive director of Amnesty International] believes that it can be…Firms sometimes do business directly with repressive regimes...

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