Acts of torture

June 26, 2019 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military and police forces led by Sri Lanka's former defense secretary, now a presidential hopeful, repeatedly tortured and raped political opponents, in some cases branding them with hot metal rods and lashing them with electrical cables, according to new allegations made...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Sameer Ahmed, a Kashmiri man allegedly beaten up by Indian soldiers at Khrew village, recovers at a local hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to probe endemic use of torture by government forces who have faced decades long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
May 20, 2019 - 8:50 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces amid a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin appear in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins, who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds, face sentencing for years of abuse. The couple is due Friday, April 19, 2019, in Riverside County Superior Court for a proceeding that is largely a formality. The couple pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse and agreed to serve at least 25 years in prison. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, Pool, File)
April 19, 2019 - 1:27 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local): 10:26 a.m. A California couple who pleaded guilty to years of torture and abuse of 12 of their 13 children have been sentenced to life in prison...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The family of a dual Saudi-U.S. citizen imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than a year are claiming that he has been subjected to routine torture and is on the verge of an emotional breakdown. In seeking to publicize the issue, the family will have to contend with the extremely tight public relationship between Donald Trump and Mohammed bin Salman, popularly referred to as MBS. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 03, 2019 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a dual Saudi-U.S. citizen imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than a year are claiming that he has been subjected to routine torture and is on the verge of an emotional breakdown. After months of quietly trying to secure his release, the family of Dr. Walid Fitaihi...
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FILE -- In this June 29, 2015 file photo, Egyptian policemen stand guard at the site of a bombing that killed Egypt's top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, who oversaw cases against thousands of Islamists, in Cairo. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 Egypt executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Barakat, security officials said. The nine were found guilty of taking part in the bombing that killed Barakat, the first assassination of a senior official in Egypt in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Eman Helal, File)
February 24, 2019 - 9:32 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has rejected criticism from a U.N. human rights body about a recent spike in executions allegedly involving confessions made under torture, saying Cairo categorically rejects any infringement into the affairs of its judiciary. In a Sunday statement, the foreign affairs ministry...
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February 23, 2019 - 12:40 am
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — As prosecutors brought charges of cruelty and torture against a California couple who had shackled and starved their children for years, they had two goals in mind: Punish the perpetrators and ensure they could never victimize those 13 children in any way again. On Friday...
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February 13, 2019 - 8:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested two suspected former members of Syria's secret police on allegations of carrying out or aiding in crimes against humanity, officials said Wednesday. Police arrested the men Tuesday in Berlin and the southwestern state of Rhineland-Palatinate, according...
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February 08, 2019 - 11:44 am
CAIRO (AP) — The doctors' union in Sudan said Friday that a government crackdown on weeks of protests has left at least 57 people dead, including three who allegedly died of torture in police custody. The death toll is expected to climb because some of the wounded protesters are in serious...
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Adam Driver, from left, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm, cast members in "The Report," pose together at the premiere of the film during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2019 - 11:21 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film "The Report." Vice produced the film and made the announcement Monday following an all-night bidding war for the buzzy political film. "The Report" stars...
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December 28, 2018 - 10:14 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian prosecutors on Friday charged 13 former fighters in two separate cases of war crimes against Serb civilians and prisoners during the country's 1992-95 ethnic war. The prosecutor's office first charged eight people with torturing more than 20 Serb...
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