Acts of torture

This booking mug released Monday, May 14, 2018, by the Solano County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Allen. Police said Monday they had removed 10 children from a squalid California home and charged their father with torture and their mother with neglect after an investigation revealed a lengthy period of severe physical and emotional abuse. The children range from 4 months to 12 years old, said Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut. The father, Jonathan Allen, 29, faces felony charges of torture and child abuse and the 30-year-old mother Ina Rogers faces child neglect charges. She was arrested March 31 and released after posting $10,000 bail. (Solano County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 8:49 pm
FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Children removed from a squalid California home described acts of intentional abuse that resulted in puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun, authorities said Monday. Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano...
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Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen, right, at a press briefing in front of the courthouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, after the verdict in the case of Peter Madsen Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for torturing and murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his private submarine. Judge Anette Burkoe at the Copenhagen City Court said she and the two jurors agreed Wall's death was a murder, saying Madsen didn't given "a trustworthy" explanation. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 10:04 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen was found guilty Wednesday of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall before dismembering her body during a private submarine trip. He was sentenced to life in prison. Copenhagen City Court Judge Anette Burkoe said she and...
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FILE - This April 30, 2008 file photo shows a submarine and its owner Peter Madsen. One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday, April 25, 2018 when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip. (Niels Hougaard/Ritzau via AP, File)
April 25, 2018 - 7:08 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen (all times local): 1 p.m. Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for torturing and murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his private submarine. Judge Anette Burkoe at the...
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This photo shows the Copenhagen City Council which holds the penultimate hearing in the case against Peter Madsen, in Copenhagen, Denmark Monday, April 23, 2018. Peter Madsen is charged with murdering and dismembering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine. The case began March 8 and continues on April 25. (Nikolai Linares/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 11:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The prosecutor in the trial of a Danish inventor accused of torture and murder in the death of a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip said Monday there is "a risk that he that can commit the same kind of crime again." Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said Kim...
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Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan speaks about the release of the 2017 country reports on human rights practices during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 20, 2018 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. In its annual global human rights reports released on Friday, the State Department singled out the four...
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Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen arrives at the courthouse where the trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen, charged with murdering and dismembering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine begins, in Copenhagen, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 12:19 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish inventor accused of torturing and killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a private submarine trip before dismembering her body strongly denied killing her, asserting at his trial Thursday that she died accidentally because of a pressure problem in the...
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Drawing by Anne Gyrite Schütt shows accused Peter Madsen, left, and the prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen, standing right, on the first day of the trial at the courthouse in Copenhagen Denmark where the trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen, charged with murdering and dismembering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his privately made submarine, opened on Thursday, March 8, 2018. (Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 7:49 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The Danish inventor accused of murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his private submarine has reiterated to a court his claim that Wall died accidentally. Questioned Thursday...
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March 02, 2018 - 8:51 am
CAIRO (AP) — A mother who in a BBC report that angered Egyptian authorities accused the police of torturing her daughter was arrested on Friday, while the human rights lawyer who first reported the mother's detention has gone missing. The public prosecutor ordered the detention of Mona Mahmoud...
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February 27, 2018 - 12:05 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top U.N. official has expressed concerns over increased allegations of torture and ill-treatment in police custody in Turkey. Nils Melzer, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture, said Tuesday he was alarmed by allegations that people detained for suspected links to U.S.-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are scheduled to appear Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in a Riverside courtroom for a conference about their case. (Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 23, 2018 - 2:11 am
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court on Friday. David and Louse Turpin are scheduled to appear in a Riverside courtroom for a conference about their case. They have pleaded not guilty to torture...
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