Acts of torture

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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Ugandan security forces briefly beat then detain a protester in downtown Kampala, Uganda, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Ugandan police fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters demanding the release of jailed lawmaker, pop star, and government critic Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
August 20, 2018 - 12:19 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police fired bullets and tear gas Monday to disperse a crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed pop star who is a prominent critic of President Yoweri Museveni. There were no deaths in the riots in a downtown market in the capital, Kampala, as the...
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FILE - It his April 22, 2016 file photo, EgyptAir plane hijacking suspect Seif Eddin Mustafa, center, with a t-shirt reading "Cici Killer", is escorted by Cyprus police officers as he arrives in a court in capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus police say an Egyptian man who in 2016 hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and ordered it to land on the east Mediterranean island has been extradited to his homeland. Police said Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, that Seif Eddin Mustafa boarded an EgyptAir flight that took off for Egypt on Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
August 19, 2018 - 11:25 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An Egyptian man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight in 2016 and ordered it to land in Cyprus has been extradited to his homeland after giving up a drawn-out legal fight, authorities said Sunday. Seif Eddin Mustafa was transferred to Egyptian custody and flown back to...
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