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August 2004 Archives (International News)

11th August 2004

British Court Decision Undermines Global Torture Ban, says Human Rights Watch

A ruling by Britain's second-highest court undermines the global ban on torture, Human Rights Watch said today. Read more

15th August 2004

Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Prisons Begin Hunger Strike

Press Release from the Committee for the Families of Political Prisoners and Detainees in the West Bank Read more

20th August 2004

"U.S. military medical staff slammed in British journal" by Oliver Moore, Globe and Mail

Some U.S. military doctors in Iraq and Afghanistan betrayed their duty to patients by participating in and covering up the abuse of prisoners, a report in the British journal Lancet argues. Read more

24th August 2004

U.S. Prison Abuse Panel Doesn't Go Far Enough, says Human Rights Watch

A report by a panel reviewing Pentagon detention operations criticizes top officials, but fails to address government policy that may have led to the mistreatment and torture of detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. Read more