Acts of torture

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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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, actor Scott Baio arrives at the TeenNick HALO Awards in Los Angeles. Former “Charles in Charge” actor Alexander Polinsky says Baio assaulted and “mentally tortured” him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Polinsky made the allegations Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles during a news conference called by his attorney. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 3:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former "Charles in Charge" actor says Scott Baio assaulted and "mentally tortured" him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. Alexander Polinsky made the allegations Wednesday in Los Angeles during a news conference. Polinsky says Baio exposed himself, talked...
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February 02, 2018 - 3:59 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Tensions have risen between Uganda and Rwanda over claims of spying, forced repatriation and torture. Uganda has accused Rwanda of sending people to hunt down and repatriate its own citizens, some of them registered refugees. Meanwhile, some Rwandans accuse Ugandan security...
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David Turpin, left, and his wife, Louise Turpin appear in court in Riverside, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. David and Louise Turpin are accused of abusing their 13 children — ranging from 2 to 29 — before they were rescued on Jan. 14 from their home in Perris. They have pleaded not guilty to torture and other charges. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
January 24, 2018 - 7:24 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The California children who authorities say were tortured by their parents and so malnourished that their growth was stunted are slowly providing valuable information to investigators, a prosecutor told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "Victims in these kinds of cases,...
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