The 25 year-old defendant known as Nils D. has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison. He denies participating in torture and executions, and has been cooperative throughout the investigation, but has he really distanced himself from IS?
The German government has not yet responded in kind to the apology offered by Macedonia to a German citizen abused by the CIA in 2003. The wrongfully imprisoned Khalid al-Masri says he was tortured while in custody.
Two former Ford executives are facing court, accused of helping Argentina's military kidnap and torture workers during the 1976-1983 dictatorship. The case sheds light on the company's alleged collusion with the junta.
The militants are infamous for their role in the torture and killing of Western hostages. The two were part of the so-called "Beatles," group of British extremists with the notorious "Jihadi John" as the ringleader.
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has launched an international alliance calling for a ban on torture products. In an interview with DW, she said she wants to send a signal against torture and capital punishment.
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