Abedini told Fox News that while in Tehran’s Evin prison he was beaten by interrogators, was left with an al-Qaida prisoner who tried to kill him and watched people screaming and crying while taken to be hanged.
Articles tagged “torture”
(RNS) Standing for the persecuted is not just a moral imperative; it is a practical necessity for any country seeking to enhance stability and protect its security and that of its citizens.
(RNS) Thursday’s prison visit is an opportunity for President Obama to expand and grow the legacy he hopes to leave as a criminal-justice reformer.
(RNS) Certainly the mind of Christ is not divided on the issue, so why does the church not speak unequivocally with one voice on matters like torture?
(RNS) For many in our country, including people of faith, and certainly for those in the back rooms of the entertainment industry, torture sells as an antidote to fear. But it doesn’t work.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis also took aim at practices that have been hotly debated in the U.S, such as the so-called “extraordinary rendition” of terror suspects to other countries.
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) Four Orthodox rabbis implicated in a torture-for-hire operation were indicted Thursday (May 22).
ROME (RNS) The panel’s criticism was far more muted than a scathing February report from the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child that asserted that the Vatican had fostered “impunity” for abusers.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Any serious look around the world at what the Holy See is doing and what local churches are doing shows clearly that there is no climate of impunity but a total commitment to clean house,” Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said.