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Supreme Court rules son of Iranian-Canadian cannot sue Tehran after his mother was allegedly tortured to death.
Critics say the meeting is exploiting victims and call on Catholic leaders to make details of abuse probes public.
UN report voices concern at Moscow's failure to investigate widespread allegations of torture.
Arab finance ministers approve a draft plan for sanctions against Syria in an attempt to end the country's violence.
Finance ministers are meeting in Cairo after Syria fails to sign a protocol allowing rights monitors into the country.
Syria is set to face sanctions over its failure to sign a protocol allowing rights monitors into the country.

The United States should close its Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba and its secret prisons across the world, the UN says. 

There is still widespread torture of prisoners held by the US in its war on terrorism, despite outcry over Abu Ghraib and other scandals, Amnesty International has said.
Washington has for the first time acknowledged to the United Nations that prisoners have been tortured at US detention centres in Guantanamo Bay
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