Journalist tortured in custody in Lebanon

A journalist working for several major international media publications was tortured for almost a month by Lebanese security forces, a media rights watchdog said on Tuesday. Rami Aysha was arrested on August 30 and released on bail on September 27, after being held on unclear charges centred on alleged weapons-buying,

More protests over the torture of 13 year old by Syrian security forces

At least three people were killed Sunday as protests continued to rage in Syria in defiance of a sustained and brutal government crackdown. The latest demonstrations were galvanized by revelations that authorities had apparently tortured and murdered a 13-year-old boy last month near the protest flashpoint of Deraa.