Several activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May, including women who campaigned for the right to drive , have been beaten and tortured during interrogation, Amnesty International has said. Saudi Arabia has detained at least 10 women and seven men on vague national security allegations related to their human rights work, the organisation said on Tuesday. Those detained include Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Yousef, who had campaigned for the right to drive before the decades-long ban was lifted in June. Amnesty said that according to three testimonies it obtained, some of the activists were repeatedly given electric shocks and flogged, leaving some unable to walk or stand properly. In one instance, an activist was hung from the ceiling.
Delphine LaLaurie - Wikipedia
Summer is the hardest season of the year in Iraq as the temperature can inch up past degrees Fahrenheit. For survivors of ISIS expansion and crimes, this is the first summer of living in tents and trailer-like rooms in camps for internally displaced people. It is only June and the heat of the afternoon suffocates an eight-member Yazidi family in a camp in Erbil, where they live and sleep in a one-room trailer with a small bathroom and a kitchenette. Haider is the only male member of the family still alive. He now lives with members of his extended family, including sisters-in-law and the two sisters he recently managed to buy back from ISIS, delivering them from enslavement. The silence between family members hangs in the stifling air.
Sexual violence and torture against women in Syrian prisons: report
They need a helping hand, just as the ones who survive prison," says Nur Hammad, one of thousands of female victims who were tortured and abused in Syrian regime prisons. As a former inmate of Syrian prisons run by the Bashar Assad regime, Hammad recounted the torture and abuse she faced during her incarceration as her scars keep horrific memories alive. In an interview with Anadolu Agency AA , Nur Hammad, which is a pseudonym to protect her identity, spoke for the first time about the cruelty she was forced to endure during her nine-month imprisonment in several detention centers.
Marie Delphine Macarty or MacCarthy March 19, — December 7, , more commonly known as Madame Blanque , until her third marriage, when she became known as Madame LaLaurie , was a New Orleans Creole socialite and serial killer who tortured and murdered slaves in her household. Born during the Spanish colonial period , Delphine Macarty married three times in Louisiana, and was twice widowed. She maintained her position in New Orleans society until April 10, , when rescuers responded to a fire at her Royal Street mansion.