As a young attorney in Argentina, Juan Mendez was arrested and tortured by the military for representing political prisoners. After being deemed a "prisoner of conscious" by human rights watchdog Amnesty International, he was exiled to the U.S.
The UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria seems like a lost cause as Assad’s troops and the opposition continue their assaults. While other options to address the conflict have been suggested, few, if any, are good ones.
The new documentary Beneath the Blindfold delves into a gritty topic that's rarely discussed: how survivors of torture struggle to rebuild their lives.In the film, four diverse individuals - a nursing home aide from Africa, an actor from Colombia, a U.S.
A resolution that calls for an end to torture will be brought before the Chicago City Council this Thursday. If the resolution passes, it would make Chicago the first city in the U.S. to oppose all forms of torture. Local residents Mario Venagas, a Chilean torture survivor, and Dr.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley is one step closer to being deposed in connection with alleged torture by Chicago police. On Wednesday a Federal judge ruled for the second time that Daley can be sued over alleged police torture.The former mayor was the Cook County state's attorney back in the 1980s.