A classified FBI report confirms that US law enforcement has long known of Rwandan intelligence operations against civilians on its soil
Civil society has called for an investigation into King Mswati’s alleged crimes against humanity
Unlike the US, it is not foreigners that are subjected to torture and cruel treatment, but South Africans
In Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe torture is used to extract information, elicit confessions, punish or sometimes for sadistic reasons
The international tribunal is preparing a complaint to the International Criminal Court after concluding that torture and abductions, coinciding with attacks on the judiciary and media, could amount to crimes against humanity
Johannes Mahlangu’s torture by police and charge for a murder he didn’t commit should never have happened
When screams of torture woke residents of Eldorado Park on Friday morning, calls to police remained unanswered as two bodies were found inside a house of horrors
Human Rights Watch has documented cases of Burundian refugees being tortured and forcibly returned by Tanzanian authorities
The deadly institution of the death penalty should be abolished. It undermines humanity and in places where adequate legal representation is inaccessible it is often unjustly applied
Tawanda Muchehiwa is one of dozens of Zimbabweans who have been kidnapped and tortured by unidentified armed men
Burundi’s president was a cruel and tyrannical leader under whom no one was safe, not even schoolchildren
International crimes must be prosecuted and domestic jurisdictions are well placed to do this. Domestic prosecutions based on universal jurisdiction are on the rise
After ratifying the optional protocol of the relevant UN convention, South Africa is now in the process establishing a national preventive mechanism for the prevention of torture
Haunting testimonies of LGBTQ Africans appear in a Human Rights Watch report on violations.
A son seeks redemption by testifying against the man who exposed him to the brutality of Argentina’s dark days.
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.
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.
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.
The Senate report on CIA detention and interrogation found that detainees subjected to torture produced no intelligence or "fabricated information".
Ashraf Ghani has condemned the CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report, saying there can be "no justification for these kinds of actions".
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.
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.