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Manfred Nowak

UN Torture Investigator, Manfred Nowak, Barred From Cuban Prisons

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Our rulers in their olive-green have not allowed this specialized inspection agency to examine the prisons, because they feel that our system of incarceration "does not need an endorsement."

No Toilets or Air For "Forgotten Prisoners"

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Prison conditions worldwide are worse than the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture could have imagined. Jails without air, toilets and food are not rare.

US Must Prosecute Bush Torture Memo Lawyers: UN Torture Envoy

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — The U.S. is obligated by a United Nations convention to prosecute Bush administration lawyers who allegedly drafted policies that appro...