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Police torture continues

Allegations of torture highlights the importance of the new national preventive mechanism and the need for independent custody monitoring

Time to stop shocking us into submission

Shock and stun devices as used by the police should be regulated, if only because South Africa has the obligation to respect human rights.

Court damns Krejcir investigation

A judge has condemned the lies and actions of a senior police officer assigned to the case.

Torture is still widespread in South Africa

June 26 is the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. There should be no more police torture in South Africa, yet it continues.

M&G Newsroom: March 4 2013

We discuss police brutality, former crime intelligence member Solly Lazarus and Chris Roper tells us about the South by Southwest conference.

Campaign to stop torture and cruelty

South Africa's failure to criminalise torture in domestic law leaves many citizens vulnerable to gross human rights abuses while in state custody.

Prisons minister visits ‘torture victim’

Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula visited the alleged torture victim, saying ill treatment of inmates would not be tolerated.

ICD probes torture complaints against Belville cops

The Independent Complaints Directorate is investigating complaints of torture against the Organised Crime Unit at Belville South in the Western Cape.

Nigerian police kill and torture suspects, claims report

Many members of the Nigerian police are more likely to commit crimes than prevent them, a report released on Tuesday claimed.

Hawks in new torture scandals

Members of the crime-fighting unit have again been accused of unethical practices.

Police probe torture allegations

A probe has been launched into allegations that police tortured the wife of a missing Ga-Rankuwa detective, a police official said on Friday.

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