Glebelands Hostel – an apartheid-era relic – has been engulfed in a wave of violence the police have proved unable or unwilling to address.
Inmates want the NPA to tell them why their jailers weren’t prosecuted.
An HRW report details how Gambia’s government commits serious human rights violations against perceived critics and political opponents.
Hunger was a much bigger killer of prisoners under the regime of Chadian ex-dictator Hissene Habre than torture, his war crimes tribunal heard.
Hissene Habre faces charges of torture and crimes against humanity in the first trial of an African leader outside his nation by a continental court.
The Eritrean government may have committed crimes against humanity and was responsible for systematic human rights abuses, cites a UN report.
Amnesty International is calling on European countries to come clean on their assistance with CIA operations so that justice can be served.
The Senate report on CIA detention and interrogation found that detainees subjected to torture produced no intelligence or "fabricated information".
Many world leaders are criticising the torture methods of the CIA, revealed this week in a US Senate report, and they are calling for legal action.
Ashraf Ghani has condemned the CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report, saying there can be "no justification for these kinds of actions".
Footage obtained alleges that the Swazi royal family have forcibly replaced a local chief with a family member, torturing any who oppose them.
A US Senate report found that the CIA misled the American public about its torture methods after 9/11 and were brutal and pervasive in their actions.
Amnesty International is accusing the Gambia of beating and torturing homosexuals in jail to give up names of others and admit to their "crime".
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.