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UN Experts Accuse Russia of Widespread Practice of Torture

A U.N. watchdog committee said Friday that torture is widely practiced throughout Russia and that perpetrators of these crimes are very rarely punished. The U.N. Committee Against Torture, which monitors states' compliance with the U.N. Convention Against Torture, has just ended a three-week examination of several countries, including Russia. The committee said Russia has made little progress in implementing the provisions of the anti-torture convention since it submitted its last...

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