Tag: Torture

Breaking: An Emirati General accused of torture elected President of Interpol

An Emirati general accused of torture was elected president of Interpol Thursday, the global police agency said, despite the concerns of human rights organisations and members of the European Parliament. “Mr Ahmed Nasser AL RAISI of the United Arab Emirates has been elected to the post of President (4-yr term),” Interpol said[Read More…]

Buhari Signed Important Bills, that Allows Persons with Gunshot Wounds be Treated – Penalise the act of Torture

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed six bills into law. The bills are Niger Delta Development Commission (Establishment) Amendment Act, 2017, Federal Capital Territory Water Board (Establishment) Act, 2017, National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Establishment) Act, 2017, Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017, Anti-Torture Act,[Read More…]

“Nigeria Police Has Never Been Involved In Torture” – Inspector General of Police Tells Amnesty Int’l “Home Truth”

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has refuted claims by Amnesty International that men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) use extreme torture to obtain bribe from suspects. Idris said this on Wednesday during an interview with Al-Jazeera. He said, “The Nigeria Police Force in its entirety condemns every[Read More…]

Not Quite Esprit-de-Corps? Soldiers Detain And Torture Police Officers For Refusing To Put On Army Uniform

Ten Police officers attached to the Anti-Terrorism unit of Nigeria army peacekeeping operation base in Abuja, are currentl detained at a military barrack in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Premium Times reports that, the 10 police officers have been unlawfully detained since Tuesday, without food and medical care for refusing to wear military[Read More…]