Acts of torture

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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July 26, 2018 - 8:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors say they have charged a German man with murder and committing a war crime for allegedly helping torture and kill prisoners as a member of the Islamic State group in Syria. German federal prosecutors said Thursday that the new charges against 27-year-old Nils D., whose...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017 photo, shows a deserted cell in the public section of Aden Central Prison is shown in in Aden, Yemen. A separate, closed wing is run by Yemeni allies of the United Arab Emirates, part of a network of secret prisons in southern Yemen. In a report released Thursday, July 12, 2018, Amnesty International called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and likely deaths in detention facilities in southern Yemen as possible war crimes. (AP Photo/Maad El Zikry, File)
July 12, 2018 - 1:09 am
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is calling for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and likely deaths in prisons run by the United Arab Emirates and allied militias in southern Yemen, as possible war crimes. Amnesty International says it has documented "systemic enforced...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by David Barron shows Anthony Avalos. Court documents say the 10-year-old Southern California boy was tortured for days, starved, beaten, dropped on his head and slammed into furniture before he died in June 2018. (Courtesy of David Barron via AP, File)
July 04, 2018 - 12:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-year-old Southern California boy was starved and tortured for days before his death, sometimes by younger brothers and sisters forced to take part in the beatings, according to prosecutors who have charged his mother and her boyfriend with his murder. KNBC-TV on Tuesday...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, defendant Louise Anna Turpin, second left, talks with an investigator as her husband David Allen Turpin, right, looks on during a court appearance in Riverside, Calif. David and Louise Turpin are scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Riverside County Superior Court. A judge is set to hear testimony from law enforcement officers and consider whether authorities have amassed sufficient evidence for the Turpins to stand trial. They've pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Press-Enterprise via AP, Pool)
June 20, 2018 - 12:42 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for California parents accused of shackling their kids (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A preliminary hearing has begun for a Southern California couple accused of starving and shackling some of their 13 children. A judge is hearing testimony Wednesday...
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