Magistrate in Malta has ruled that the criminal complaint against Rakhat Aliyev filed by two Kazakh bodyguards alleging torture cannot be investigated by Maltese police.
35 torture cases have been initiated and 31 policemen convicted in Kazakhstan.
Uzbekistan must halt its routine use of torture and cease reprisals against human rights campaigners who expose state abuses, United Nations monitors said Friday.
The document is aimed at creating mechanism for prevention of tortures and other forms of illicit treatment to people in places of confinement.
Israel has called on the Palestinian Authority to rein in unrest as militants vowed revenge over the death of a prisoner whom the Palestinians allege died under Israeli torture.
Draft law for prevention of tortures and other harsh, inhuman or humiliating treatment or punishments has been submitted to the Majilis.
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