During the last two weeks, alarming video footage spread all around the world showing Spanish policemen beating up peaceful Catalans participating in a referendum that was deemed to be unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Spain.
Police officers continue to attack and beat people in Roma neighborhoods and villages, says Svetoslav Raykov, the mayor of the town of Kamenar. He said that police officers arrived in his village in the early...
"Room Zero" is known as one of the worst places to be sent if you are an inmate of the jail in Poggioreale, Naples. Officially this room is an isolation room; unofficially, "Room Zero" is a torture chamber.
The beating of a thief brings another conviction against Bulgaria for violating the anti-torture article of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Of the 3,034 criminal complaints of police abuse lodged between 2012 and 2014, only 14 reached the courts.
The man, who sold goods in the street, died after falling from a window of a building that was being searched by the Mossos D'Esquadra, the regional police of Catalonia. There are diverging versions about what actually happened.
A video showing Bulgarian police officers arresting and beating a man on a busy street is circulating on social media, as civil society urges prosecutors for a full and impartial investigation.
The abuse of two refugees by a German police officer is still under investigation, but the silence of fellow officers brings forth questions about the culture of the police force and a call for their prosecution.
The UN Committee against Torture recently published its concluding observations after its review of Spain in April 2015, criticizing the little action that has been taken to fulfill the recommendations presented in 2009.
Over 40 people, including women and children, from a Roma community in Romania have been beaten by local police in recent years, and civil society groups are demanding thorough investigations into these cases.