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Stories with subject: Acts of torture
  • Chad's ex-dictator convicted, sentenced to life for abuses story has photos
    Updated: May-30-16 2:26 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty Monday of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his rule and he was sentenced to life in prison, ending a trial more than 15 years in the making.

  • Lawyer for Egyptian hijacker says client "tortured" in past 
    Updated: May-26-16 9:10 am

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - An Egyptian man who admitted hijacking an EgyptAir passenger jet and diverting it to Cyprus in March had been tortured by Egyptian authorities in the past, his lawyer said at an extradition hearing Thursday.

  • Chile to request US extradite 3 in killing of UN diplomat 
    Updated: May-17-16 5:26 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - The Chilean Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will ask the United States to extradite three former secret police agents accused of the 1976 kidnapping, torture and murder of a U.N. official in Chile.

  • Appeals court rejects effort to disclose torture report 
    Updated: May-13-16 11:14 am

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has rejected efforts to release the full version of a 2014 Senate report about the CIA's use of harsh interrogation tactics.

  • UN panel against torture flags 'excessive force' by Israel 
    Updated: May-13-16 8:39 am

    GENEVA - A U.N. panel against torture on Friday expressed concerns about allegations of "excessive use of force," including deadly force, by Israeli security forces in Palestinian areas, and warned about authorities barring access to detained suspects, including minors.

  • In Mexico missing students case, suspects allege torture story has photos
    Updated: May-10-16 4:41 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Within weeks of the September 2014 disappearance of 43 college students, Mexican authorities had rounded up scores of suspects and announced they had solved the case.

  • Cairo court expels diplomats from hearing on Regeni adviser 
    Updated: May-07-16 3:59 pm

    CAIRO - An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday extended the investigative detention by 15 days of a rights campaigner who had been advising the family of an Italian student found tortured to death in Cairo.

  • UN expert says torture still used by Sri Lanka investigators 
    Updated: May-07-16 1:31 pm

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A U.N. human rights expert said Saturday that torture is still being used by Sri Lanka's criminal and terrorism investigators, even though the tactic has decreased since the island nation's decades-long civil war ended seven years ago.

  • Man accused of kidnapping, rape decades ago pleads guilty 
    Updated: May-06-16 2:26 am

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A man who had been on the run for more than two decades after being charged with the kidnapping and torture of two prostitutes in Oregon has pleaded guilty to the crimes.

  • Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:15 am

    NEW DELHI - A special war crimes court in Bangladesh sentenced four men to death Tuesday for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Brothers plead not guilty in death of homeless man 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:19 am

    EL CAJON, California - Two brothers accused of fatally beating a homeless man in a San Diego County riverbed have pleaded not guilty to murder and torture charges.

  • Killing of 5 Egyptians deepens mystery over Italian's death 
    Updated: May-02-16 2:51 am

    CAIRO - It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital in January, his body discovered days later dumped by a roadside, tortured to death.