Acts of torture

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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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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