Asia BangladeshBangladesh law enforcement authorities have illegally detained hundreds of people since 2013, including scores of opposition activists, and held them in secret detention, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Bangladesh government should immediately stop this widespread practice of…
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BrazilBrutal violence has exploded in the first months of 2017, leaving more than 140 inmates dead. This is the latest reminder of the chronic crisis in Brazil’s prison system, which has persisted for decades. A policy of mass incarceration in place for more than 20 years has resulted in severe overcrowding…
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South America Torture Violence VenezuelaElectric shocks, beatings, waterboarding, asphyxiation with chemicals… The Venezuelan government, engulfed in an endless political crisis, reacts to protest movements with torture and arbitrary detentions. The Venezuelan NGO “A Window to Freedom” denounces these practices in its latest report (in Spanish). Read more