Detainees

  • Take up cases of Sikh detainees also: Dal Khalsa to Shinde September 30, 2013

    Amritsar: After the Union Home Minister asking Chief Ministers to ensure that no innocent Muslim youth was wrongfully detained in the name of terror, radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa on Monday urged Sushilkumar Shinde to take up cases of Sikh detainees also. In a statement in Amritsar, Dal Khalsa head HS...
  • Britain must investigate torture in Iraq, Afghanistan: UN June 1, 2013

    Geneva: The United Nations torture watchdog called on Britain on Friday to widen and speed up investigations into allegations that British forces tortured detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan and prosecute those responsible. British inquiries into alleged abuses by its forces in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003 have been slow...
  • Afghan officials visit Guantanamo in peace bid March 10, 2012

    Washington: An Afghan government delegation visited the Guantanamo Bay military prison this week to secure approval from five Taliban detainees who may soon be moved to Qatar, a sign that the Obama administration is inching closer to establishing peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan. The delegation, which visited the...
  • Three detained in J Dey murder case let off June 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Three persons who were detained in connection with the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey here, have been let off, police said on Thursday. Three suspects, Anwar, Mateen Iqbal Hatela and Shaikh believed to be associated with gangster Chhota Shakeel were picked for questioning on...
  • Delhi HC frees 65 Pak detainees, allows to stay April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: A total of 65 Pakistani nationals, detained for staying in India without valid documents, would be released from jail and allowed to live in Delhi for three months after the Delhi High Court on Thursday agreed to the submissions of the UNHCR, which has granted them refugee status. Petitioner...
  • Is Obama right in closing Guantanamo Bay? January 22, 2009

    Immediate reaction: What president Obama has done is a good first step towards restoring of how the law should be carried out. If the stay is issued someone has to decide what to do with the detainees. Sixty of the 245 detainees are already cleared for release. But no country...
  • Missing Iraqis nearly impossible to trace March 20, 2008

    Baghdad: The Iraqi Red Crescent has registered about 70,000 cases of missing persons in Iraq since just after the war started. Once such case is Samir’s, a computer engineer who was kidnapped on his way to work in Tikrit on November 16. "I am always nervous and crying and I don’t...
  • Greek cop beats detainees for 'fun' June 25, 2007

    Athens: Greek authorities have suspended a police sergeant, accused of beating two detainees last year at a central Athens police precinct. Video footage, posted on a website and broadcast Saturday on Greek TV stations, showed the sergeant slap the two men and beat them with a stick at the downtown Omonoia...
  • Republicans push Bush's detainee bill September 29, 2006

    Washington: The Senate passed legislation that endorsed President George W Bush's plan to prosecute and interrogate terrorism suspects, all but sealing approval for a bill Republicans plan to use to spotlight their tough stance against terrorists weeks ahead of congressional elections. The 65-34 vote means the bill could reach the president's...