The Constitutional Court has ruled that the SAPS are obliged to investigate claims of torture committed in Zimbabwe.
Ethiopia's largest ethnic group has been subjected to torture and gang rape for perceived opposition to government, according to an Amnesty report.
Survivors of North Korea's notorious detention camps share their stories of brutality, starvation and witnessing frequent executions.
South African authorities have been ordered to investigate 2007 Zim torture allegations that were initially blocked by government.
A two-pronged probe into allegations of torture at Mangaung prison will be completed in the next two weeks, MPs have been told.
Forced anti-psychotics, shock therapy and torture in Mangaung prison have been uncovered during a 12-month investigation by journalist Ruth Hopkins.
Electric shock therapy and torture are some of the allegations uncovered by the Wits Justice Project at the Mangaung Correctional Facility.
Claims of torture in Mangaung prison will be investigated, says Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.
'You say Zanu-PF kills? It doesn't. It destroys' - video of intimidation, and testimonies of threats and beatings.
Allegations of inmates being force-fed in Guantánamo reveal Obama and Cameron have been talking a lot and doing very little to close the facility.
We talk about how concerns for public safety are overriding personal freedoms in the US, and what this means in SA where police misconduct is rife.
African human right's groups need to ramp up their role in monitoring and preventing abuse.
Paul Motshabi was badly beaten by the AWB in 1996. Now he lives quietly in the township of Makokskraal.
General David Petraeus and 'dirty wars' veteran Colonel James Steele were behind commando units implicated in detainee abuse.
South Africans were horrified when footage surfaced showing police handcuffing a man to a police vehicle and dragging him about 400m down the street.
News that Daveyton police beat and dragged a man behind a police van has sickened South Africans. But police torture of civilians is nothing new.
Gordhan's budget speech, the meat scandal arrives on SA shores and the new goat viral videos hits the internet. Watch Weekend 101 to stay in the know.
In 1998, South Africa signed the UN Convention against Torture. In so doing, the country undertook to take internal measures to prevent torture.
Most people think of the dark days of apartheid or the scenes from Abu Ghraib. But torture is right here at home, writes Thalia Holmes.