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Fallujah crisis: 'We are being left to slow death'

Fallujah starvingThousands of Iraqi civilians in Fallujah city are "dying of hunger", according to residents and local officials.

The city's population, estimated between 80.000 to 100.000 people, is suffering from a shortage of food, medicine and fuel.

"We are feeding our newborn babies animal [cow] milk," said Um Hussein, 59, a resident of Fallujah." We are under siege. No food and no medicine is being brought into Fallujah. We have been suffering for a long time now, and no one is showing any mercy towards the families," she told Al Jazeera.

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Report: CIA Took ‘Gruesome’ Naked Captive Pics

CIA photographed detainees naked and bruisedThe CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal.

A former US official who had seen some of the photographs described them as “very gruesome”.

The naked imagery of CIA captives raises new questions about the seeming willingness of the US to use what one medical and human rights expert called “sexual humiliation” in its post-9/11 captivity of terrorism suspects. Some human rights campaigners described the act of naked photography on unwilling detainees as a potential war crime.

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Detained child's disease 'went untreated for weeks' at US immigration center

Detaoned child illness ignoredFive-year-old Briany nibbled her nails as she peeked from behind her mother. Her eyes rimmed with dark circles, she continued to ask if she could go out to play. Her mother, Gladis, shook her head.

Briany is being treated for Shigellosis, a diarrheal disease caused by the Shigella group of bacteria, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is behind about 500,000 cases of diarrhea each year in the US. Briany lives with her mother as a detainee at the Berks County Residential Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania.

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Ex-Serb leader Karadzic guilty of Srebrenica genocide

karadzic guilty of genocideFormer Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was found guilty of genocide related to the Srebrenica massacre and crimes against humanity committed during the 1990s war.

UN judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague  made the ruling on Thursday, finding Karadzic guilty of 10 of the 11 counts brought against him during the five-year trial. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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The Dark Prison: Legacy of the CIA Torture Program

CIA Torture Program"In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks."

It's been more than a year since US President Barack Obama admitted that the CIA tortured prisoners at its interrogation centres.

While the CIA has long admitted the use of waterboarding, which simulates drowning by pouring water into a person's nose and mouth, a truncated and heavily redacted report by the Senate Intelligence Committee in December 2015 detailed other abuses that went beyond previous disclosures.

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Palestinian journalist ends hunger strike

Palestinian journalist ends hunger strikeA Palestinian activist and journalist has ended his three-month hunger strike and will be released in three months.

The family of Mohammad al-Qeeq, who worked for a Saudi media outlet, announced on Friday that he was ending his fast.
Fayha, Qeeq's wife, described the announcement as "a very big victory for us and for him".

Under a deal with Israel, he will remain in custody until May 21, but his so-called administrative detention will not be renewed after that.

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Palestinian detainee on hunger strike reaches 89 days

Israeli journalist hunger strike continuesA Palestinian detainee has entered uncharted medical territory with a hunger strike of 89 days — longer than protest fasts by other Palestinians or by prisoners in Northern Ireland in 1981, an advocacy group said Monday.

Mohammed Al-Qeq, a news reporter for Saudi channel Al Majd, is under observation at an Israeli hospital, but has refused all treatment unless he is released from Israeli custody.

A doctor who visited him earlier this month described his condition as "extremely grave" and said Qeq, 33, could barely speak or even hear.

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