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Chilean school navy ship, Esmeralda
20/08/2015 - SAILING

Rights row over Chilean torture boat at Amsterdam nautical festival

Human rights campaign were up in arms this week over the presence of the Chilean ship Esmeralda at festival for historic boats in the Dutch town of Amsterdam because political opponents of General ...
Former Argentine dictators Jorge Videla (L) and Reynaldo Bignone (R) on trial in 2012 for rights violations under their rule
18/02/2015 - France - Argentina

French appeals court blocks Argentine torture suspect’s extradition

France’s top appeals court has ruled against extraditing a former Argentine police officer wanted for alleged torture, kidnapping and murder under the country’s military dictatorship in ...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (R) with Moorocco's Mohamed Hassad on Saturday
16/02/2015 - France- Morocco

France to award Moroccan spy chief Legion of Honour despite torture accusations

France is awarding its highest award the Legion of Honour, to the head of Morocco’s secret services, Abdellatif Hammouchi, who will receive the distinction despite facing lawsuits here over ...
Morocco's King Mohammed VI with French President François Hollande in Casablanca
31/01/2015 - France- Morocco

France and Morocco renew legal ties after 11-month freeze

France and Morocco have renewed legal ties after nearly a year’s suspension due to a row over legal cases lodged in France against Rabat’s spy chief.

The scene of a 1989 massacre in Sahanine, Relizane, Algeria
07/01/2015 - France - Algeria

Algerians to face trial in France over anti-Islamist torture claims

Two Algerian men are to face trial in France on charges of torture alleged to have taken place during the civil war between armed Islamists and their country’s government in the 1990s.


French press review 11 December 2014

Socialists fall out over the right to shop on Sunday and nobody else seems to like the government's latest attempt to reform the French economy.
Front National.leader Marine Le Pen
10/12/2014 - France - US

Le Pen denies defending torture, far-right MP says it can be courageous

The leader of France’s far-right Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, on Wednesday denied that she had defended the use of torture when commenting on the US’s report on its use by the CIA.

African press review 19 September 2014

There are questions over the death toll after a Nigerian church collapsed and why the tragedy happened. Three men claim they were shopping for arms for Nigerian intelligence in SA.
Mario Alfredo Sandoval
28/05/2014 - France - Argentina

French court backs extradition of alleged Argentine torturer

France’s appeal court has ruled in favour of the extradition of an alleged torturer during the 1970s dictatorship in Argentina.
Protest calling on Air France to end the transportation, Los Angeles, 28 April 2014
26/05/2014 - France

Air France urged to end transportation of apes for medical research

Air France on Monday defended its transportation of monkeys for medical research after British primatologist Jane Goodall urged the airline to stop the practice.