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In his lawsuit filed last week at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Ali Hussein wants the courts to make a declaration that he was subjected to 'torture, and to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment' as defined under the two international agreements of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).
"or any other state failing to provide reliable guarantees against his onward transfer to the United States." Melzer added he had an (https://twitter.com/UNGeneva/status/1134400369017180160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1134400369017180160&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.un.org%2Fen%2Fstory%2F2019%2F05%2F1039581) "urgent concern" Assange could be exposed to serious violations of human rights, including his freedom of expression and right to a fair trial, and may face torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, if extradited.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- There's overwhelming evidence that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has just been moved to the health ward of London's Belmarsh prison, has been exposed to psychological torture for years, according to Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Article 25 provides: " hellip The following rights and fundamental freedoms shall not be limited (a) freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.""It is my opinion that keeping a sick person for an indeterminate period in a prison is cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment," said Justice Waweru, while setting aside the order to detain a mad man who had entered a mosque and stolen four Korans valued at Sh2,000.Further, Article 29 (f) of the Constitution provides: "Every person has the right to freedom and security of the person, which includes the right not to be (f) treated or punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading manner.
This information came from the public discussions in the Ministry of the Interior on measures adopted by Kazakhstan on implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (commonly known as the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT).
Palabay said state security forces continued to torture detainees even though the Philippines is a signatory to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and despite the passage in 2009 of the Anti-Torture Act.
'Implementing the death penalty under these conditions is unlawful and tantamount to an arbitrary execution, as well as a form of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment.'
SOUNDBITE (English) Juan Ernesto Mendez, Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment:
Mndez, solitary confinement causes mental and physical suffering amounting to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
BRUSSELS, July 11 (KUNA) -- The EU has condemned Thailand's recent deportation of around 100 Muslim Uighurs, including women and children, to China as "a breach of the principle of non-refoulement, a core tenet of international humanitarian law." An EU spokesperson for foreign affairs in a statement noted that Thailand has obligations under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
Cyprus is to receive the UN subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT) sometime in the first half of 2016, Human Rights Commissioner Eliza Savvidou said on Tuesday.