Acts of torture

Prisoners lie in a newly renovated cell in Aden Central Prison, known as Mansoura, in this May 9, 2017 photo in Aden, Yemen. Another, closed section of the prison is part of a network of secret detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its Yemeni allies, into which hundreds arrested on suspicion of al-Qaida links have disappeared. Some have been flown to an Emirati base in the nearby Horn of Africa, and some have been interrogated by American officials, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Maad El Zikry)
June 23, 2017 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted on the U.S. Defense Department Friday after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. John McCain, Republican...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain and Sen. Jack Reed, D- R.I., are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. McCain and Reed, called the reports "deeply disturbing." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)
June 23, 2017 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. Sen. John McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services...
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Fred and Cindy Warmbier watch as their son Otto, is placed in a hearse after his funeral, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Wyoming, Ohio. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, died this week, days after returning to the United States. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
June 23, 2017 - 6:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency denied that North Korea cruelly treated or...
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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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