Acts of torture

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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FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, neighbor Liza Tozier, and her son, Avery Sanchez, 6, drop off his large "Teddy" as a gift for the children who lived on a home where police arrested a couple accused of holding 13 children captive in Perris, Calif., More than $120,000 has been donated to help the 13 siblings who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
January 23, 2018 - 9:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas, one of her classmates said in a heart-wrenching Facebook post. The now-29-year-old woman was rescued with her...
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Louise Anna Turpin, left, appears in court with her attorney Jeff Moore in Riverside, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Prosecutors filed 12 counts of torture, seven counts of dependent adult abuse, six counts of child abuse and 12 counts of false imprisonment against Turpin and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin. Authorities say the abuse left the children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
January 19, 2018 - 2:51 am
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually...
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David Allen Turpin appears in court for his arraignment in Riverside, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Prosecutors filed 12 counts of torture, seven counts of dependent adult abuse, six counts of child abuse and 12 counts of false imprisonment against Turpin and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin. Authorities say the abuse left the children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments. (Terry Pierson/The Press-Enterprise via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2018 - 9:24 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year...
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