Acts of torture

This file photo provided by U.S. Central Command, shows Abu Zubaydah, date and location unknown. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, a non-profit group, is handing a legal submission to German federal prosecutors seeking an arrest warrant for CIA deputy director Gina Haspel over claims she oversaw the torture of detainees like Abu Zubaydah. (U.S. Central Command via AP)
June 07, 2017 - 4:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — A civil rights group is asking German authorities to issue an arrest warrant for the recently appointed deputy director of the CIA over claims she oversaw the torture of terrorism suspects 15 years ago. The non-profit European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights submitted a...
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May 25, 2017 - 9:20 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi commander says allegations that an elite interior ministry unit fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul abused civilian detainees are "incorrect." Abdul Amir al-Muhammadawi, spokesman for the Emergency Response Division, said Thursday his unit released two videos of...
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A gay rights activist holding a rainbow umbrella is detained by police during a rally marking May Day in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
May 01, 2017 - 12:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police have detained several gay rights activists in St. Petersburg during a protest against the reported abuse of homosexuals in Chechnya. An Associated Press photographer saw three women being detained during Monday's protest. The Fontanka.ru news portal...
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April 05, 2017 - 11:28 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The FBI says a South Carolina man arrested as he tried to get on a plane to the Middle East to go and fight for the Islamic State told an undercover agent he wanted to torture an American. A grand jury indicted Zakaryia Abdin on Tuesday on a charge of providing material...
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April 02, 2017 - 4:13 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The custodian of a local shrine and his accomplices murdered 20 devotees after intoxicating them in eastern Punjab province, police said Sunday, in what officials are calling a cult ritual. Senior police officer Mohammad Bilal said that the shrine custodian in a village near...
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March 16, 2017 - 8:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A conservative federal appellate court judge who was a key author of the so-called torture memos under the Bush administration criticized personal attacks on the judiciary even while defending President Donald Trump's authority to ban travelers from mostly Muslim nations. Ninth...
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March 16, 2017 - 8:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A conservative federal appellate court judge who authored the so-called torture memos under the Bush administration is criticizing personal attacks on the judiciary. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jay Bybee did not mention President Donald Trump by name. But the...
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