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Doctors fear Assange 'could die' in UK jail

LONDON (Nov 25):  More than 60 doctors wrote an open letter published on Monday saying they feared Julian Assange's health was so bad that the WikiLeaks founder could die inside a top-security British jail.


Hong Kong minister says she has "no opinion" on torture claim against China

LONDON (Reuters) - Hong Kong's justice secretary said on Wednesday she had no opinion on an accusation of torture made against China by a Hong Kong citizen who worked at the British consulate in the city.


UK outraged at 'torture'of ex-Hong Kong consulate employee

HONG KONG (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday condemned China's treatment of a former employee of Britain's Hong Kong consulate who told a newspaper Chinese secret police beat him as they sought information about pro-democracy protests in the former British colony.


China tortured me over Hong Kong, says former British consulate employee

LONDON (Reuters) - A former employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong said Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and shackled him in an attempt to force him to give information about activists leading pro-democracy protests.


Saudi journalists, who say they were outed as gay, held in Australian asylum centre

DUBAI (Reuters) - Two Saudi male journalists, who say the authorities revealed their romantic relationship in retaliation for contacts one of them had with foreign media, have been detained in Australia after seeking asylum last month, their lawyer told Reuters.


U.S. has world's highest rate of children in detention - U.N. study

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has the world's highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study said on Monday.


Chile´s Pinera acknowledges security force abuses during protests, says 'no impunity'

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday vowed "no impunity" for security forces that used excessive force and violated the rights of protesters during weeks of violent riots over economic policies and social injustice that have left more than 20 dead.