But Singapore sees foreign lobbying to end corporal punishment as a threat to sovereignty. Judicial corporal punishment has been a long-time fixture in the south-east Asian city state. It was first introduced by British colonialists in the 19th century, but has been retained and even expanded by the post-independence government. Between January and October , the courts handed down caning sentences to 1, people; sentences were carried out in that time. Caning is only carried out on men between the ages of 18 and 50; a 1.
Shocking footage has emerged purporting to show torture methods used by North Korean security agents while interrogating suspects. The clip, which surfaced on LiveLeak , shows one agent repeatedly asking a woman if she has had sex with Chinese men. At one point, he grabs her by the hair before ramming her face into a wall where there is a red marking which appears to be blood.
By Jaymi Mccann. A Russian neo-Nazi group is allegedly torturing homosexual youths by using a social network to find them. The Spectrum Human Rights Alliance SHRA alleges that the group claims to identify and report paedophiles but instead use it to target teenager who reply to same-sex personal adverts.