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Every Friday, ISIS Carry Out 'Executions, Amputations And Mock Crucifixions'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in parts of Syria are carrying out regular amputations, lashings, public executions and mock crucifixions, according to...

Allegations of Torture in the UAE Require Action

Rori Donaghy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

Over the past year there have been a number of allegations in the UAE that authorities are torturing prisoners. Defendants in a trial of political dissidents, three Britons held in Dubai and two Syrians have come out to say they have been tortured. Now, smuggled handwritten letters by Egyptian prisoners facing trial over alleged Muslim Brotherhood links say that they have been tortured as well.

Can a Buddhist Master be a Political Activist? Tibetan Hunger Strike Hero Says Yes!

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Self-immolations and hunger strikes are very distressing forms of political protest but they have been successful in putting Tibet back into the mainstream media and at visibly showing the collective pain and suffering of the Tibetan people.

Old And New Media Come Together To Launch Human Rights Day 2011

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

In a year that has seen thousands of people out on the streets campaigning for freedom in the Arab Spring, it would seem that the fight for universal ...

Juan Mendez: Person Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Juan Mendez's first encounter with torture was as a victim, when he spent 18 long months as a political prisoner in his native Argentina. Now, as a U...

FULL TEXT: David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy And Angela Merkel Statement On President Assad

Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Politics

"The Syrian authorities have ignored the urgent appeals made over recent days by the United Nations Security Council, by numerous States in the region...