Acts of torture

October 05, 2018 - 5:15 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California judge on Friday denied a request by a woman charged with the torture and abuse of most of her 13 children to be considered for a mental health diversion program, authorities said. The attorney for Louise Turpin made the request during a court...
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Ugandan riot police patrol on the streets of the Kamwokya neighborhood where pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has his recording studio and many supporters, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Security forces took Bobi Wine into custody when he arrived from the United States on Thursday, angering his supporters, while authorities barred public gatherings. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
September 20, 2018 - 8:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan security forces swiftly took pop star and opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine into custody when he arrived from the United States on Thursday, further angering supporters who have protested his alleged torture by security forces and a treason charge. The singer, who has...
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In this May 24, 2010, file photo, former Chicago Police commander Jon Burge departs the federal building in Chicago after the first day of jury selection in his obstruction of justice and perjury trial. Burge, 70, who was linked to numerous cases involving the torture of suspects, has died in Florida. The Ruskin, Florida, funeral home handling Burge's remains confirmed his death Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. More than 100 men, most of them black, have accused Burge and his "midnight crew" of rogue detectives of shocking, suffocating and beating them to secure confessions. The alleged torture happened from 1972 to 1991. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, FILE)
September 19, 2018 - 6:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, who was accused of torturing suspects in his South Side police district but was never prosecuted for the alleged crimes, has died, a Florida funeral home confirmed Wednesday. He was 70. Burge led a "midnight crew" of rogue detectives accused of...
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Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, right, talks at the National Press Club, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in Washington, with attorney Robert Amsterdam, left. Wine says he will return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf “the oppressed” after allegedly being tortured by security forces. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, appeared to get emotional in his first news conference since arriving in the U.S. for specialized care. (AP Photo/Tom Sampson)
September 06, 2018 - 1:31 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine said on Thursday he would return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf of "the oppressed" after allegedly being tortured by members of the presidential guard. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, became emotional in...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, police technicians board Peter Madsen's submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, who was found guilty of the torture, sexual assault, murder and dismemberment of a Swedish reporter, appeared before an appeals court Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, to fight against his life sentence. (Jacob Ehrbahn/Ritzau Foto, File via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 7:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, who was found guilty of the torture, sexual assault, murder and dismemberment of a Swedish reporter, appeared before an appeals court Wednesday to challenge his life sentence. The three-day session at the Eastern High Court in...
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This undated photo shows prisoners sitting together at the central prison in the capital Juba, South Sudan. A new Amnesty International report accuses authorities in South Sudan of torturing people to death in detention and letting many others languish since civil war began in late 2013. The report based on interviews with victims and witnesses says at least two dozen people have died because of harsh conditions and inadequate medical care. The government calls the report "rubbish." The AP visited detention centers for itself. (AP Photo)
September 04, 2018 - 6:06 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pushing filthy hands between the bars of his cell, Maluel Chol held up a small black plastic bag. "This is where I go to the toilet," he said. The 28-year-old has been detained for six months in South Sudan's capital, accused of murder but not yet officially charged and...
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September 03, 2018 - 12:33 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan soldiers beat up pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine and squeezed his genitals until he passed out, he charged on Monday, three days after he departed for the United States for medical care for the injuries he allegedly sustained while in detention. Soldiers "violated...
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Ugandan riot police patrol during protests by supporters of Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, in Kampala, Uganda Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Protests erupted in Uganda's capital on Friday after police blocked Wine from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture while in detention. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
September 01, 2018 - 2:06 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker flew out of the country for medical treatment after alleged torture while in detention, his lawyer said, a day after security forces blocked him from boarding a flight to the U.S. and set off a new round of protests. Bobi Wine,...
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Ugandan riot police patrol during protests by supporters of Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, in Kampala, Uganda Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Protests erupted in Uganda's capital on Friday after police blocked Wine from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture while in detention. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
August 31, 2018 - 2:54 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker now can travel to the United States for treatment after alleged torture while in detention, authorities said late Friday, roughly a day after security forces blocked him from boarding a flight and set off a new round of protests...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, center, leaves shortly after being sworn in as a member of parliament in Kampala, Uganda. The 36-year-old "ghetto child" is a new member of parliament who urges his countrymen to stand up against what he calls a failing government but was charged Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 in a military court over his alleged role in clashes in the northwestern town of Arua where both he and President Yoweri Museveni were campaigning. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
August 22, 2018 - 3:58 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pop star-turned-lawmaker is in "a lot of pain" after being beaten while in custody, the deputy speaker of Uganda's parliament said Wednesday, as dozens of top musicians including Angelique Kidjo and Chris Martin condemned the "vicious" treatment. Pressure was mounting on...
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