Tag: torture

Nov 03

Thirteen men in Kenya awarded compensation for police torture more than 20 years ago

Kenneth Matiba in 2015 (The Star - Nairobi)

Thirteen men have been awarded total compensation of US$5,384,895 as a result of being tortured by police in Kenya between 1982 and 1995. The compensation was awarded in three separate lawsuits. High Court Justice John Mativo ordered compensation in two lawsuits involving twelve men tortured by the police in Kenya between 1982 and 1995. Five …

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Feb 19

David Mathew Hicks Exonerated Of 2007 Material Support Of Terrorism Conviction

Guantanamo: My Journey (2010) (cover)

David Mathew Hicks was acquitted on February 18, 2015 by the United States Court of Military Commission Review of his 2007 conviction of materially supporting terrorism in Afghanistan. The Court ruled he had been convicted of conduct that wasn’t a crime when it occurred. Hicks is an Australian citizen who was 24 when he traveled …

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Dec 21

Officials Responsible For Chiang Kuo-ching’s Wrongful Conviction And Execution Sued To Reimburse Compensation

Officials Responsible For Chiang Kuo-ching’s Wrongful Conviction And Execution Sued To Reimburse Compensation

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Nov 01

Family Of Chiang Kuo-ching Awarded $3.43 Million For His Wrongful Conviction And Execution

Family Of Chiang Kuo-ching Awarded $3.43 Million For His Wrongful Conviction And Execution

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Dec 05

Khmer Rouge Official Appeals Conviction And 30-year Sentence For Thousands Of Murders

Kaing Guek Eav — also known as Duch — was one of the most well-known officials of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that controlled Cambodia from 1975-1979 and was responsible for the deaths of at least 1.7 million people from starvation, disease, overwork and execution. One of the primary ways people were executed was suffocation …

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Nov 17

Chinese Man Becomes Rights Activist After Exoneration Of Murdering Man Who Wasn’t Dead

Zhao Zuohai was acquitted after a retrial on May 10, 2010, of murdering a man in 1997. Zuohai was arrested in May 1999 for the man’s murder, and after his conviction in December 2002 he was sentenced to death. He was later resentenced to 29 years in prison at forced labor. Zuohai’s conviction was based …

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Aug 10

Police Torture Victims Awarded $493,000

Police Torture Victims Awarded $493,000

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Aug 10

Zhao Zuohai Released After 11 Years Imprisonment When Murder Victim Turns Up Alive

Zhao Zuohai Released After 11 Years Imprisonment When Murder Victim Turns Up Alive

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May 17

1982 Robbery Conviction Tossed – False Confession Extracted By Police Torture

1982 Robbery Conviction Tossed – False Confession Extracted By Police Torture

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