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Boy dies in hospital after 3 arrested in torture of toddler

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Boy dies in hospital after 3 arrested in torture of toddler

- A toddler has now died after three adults were arrested and accused of torture and attempted murder.
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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case

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Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case

- A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. Iowa man convicted in horrific kidnapping, torture case A Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. MESERVEY, Iowa — A northern Iowa man has been convicted of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 41-year-old Charles Raymond Albright, of Meservey was convicted Friday of two felonies related to the kidnapping
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Judge sentences California man accused of torturing, killing cats

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Judge sentences California man accused of torturing, killing cats

- A man who's accused of torturing and killing dozens of cats in San Jose, California, has been sentenced to 16 years in jail with credit for time served.
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DA to seek death penalty in Gwinnett torture case

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DA to seek death penalty in Gwinnett torture case

- Calling the deaths of a mother and son “outrageously ... vile,” Gwinnett’s top prosecutor said Monday he will seek the death penalty against a Norcross man accused of torturing them last August. Rickey Taylor, 28, was indicted on 19 charges, including murder, armed robbery and false imprisonment in connection with the deaths of 61-year-old Nicola Sramek and her 29-year-old son James Sramek, according to the office of Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter
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Worried by Donald Trump's "persistent flirtation" over bringing back torture: UNHCR official

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Worried by Donald Trump's "persistent flirtation" over bringing back torture: UNHCR official

- The official was also critical of UK PM Theresa May for suggesting to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations The United Nations' top rights official has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against Islamist militants. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein also lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May for threatening to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations, saying her words would give heart to authoritarian governments
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Senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

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Senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

- The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogators at secret prisons in Yemen where inmates have reportedly been tortured. The Associated Press published a report on Wednesday that nearly 2,000 men have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates or Yemeni forces trained by the Gulf nation, where they have been abused and tortured
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US senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

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US senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

- WASHINGTON: The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogators at secret prisons in Yemen where inmates have reportedly been tortured. The Associated Press published a report on Wednesday that nearly 2,000 men have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates or Yemeni forces trained by the Gulf nation, where they have been abused and tortured
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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

- By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press 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 tortured Otto Warmbier and accused the United States and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment of him
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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

- SEOUL, South Korea — 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 tortured Otto Warmbier and accused the United States and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment of him
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North Korea calls itself 'biggest victim' in Warmbier's death

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North Korea calls itself 'biggest victim' in Warmbier's death

- Officials deny torturing American detainee. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has 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. The North's official Korean Central News Agency on Friday denied that North Korea cruelly treated or tortured Otto Warmbier and accused the United States and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment of him
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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

- SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma. The article published by the official Korean Central News Agency was Pyongyang's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a U.S. hospital on Monday after North Korea released him for what it said was humanitarian reasons
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Bucks County couple sentenced to prison for torturing twin daughters

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Bucks County couple sentenced to prison for torturing twin daughters

- A judge Friday sentenced a Bucks County couple to 10 to 21 years in state prison for torturing their infant twin daughters.
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El Chapo aide held in Chicago says Mexican military tortured him

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El Chapo aide held in Chicago says Mexican military tortured him

- CHICAGO (WLS) -- An accused security aide to notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is alleging that members of the Mexican military repeatedly tortured and humiliated him and threatened to kill his family, according to newly filed documents in Chicago federal court. Jesus Raul Beltran-Leon, 33, is being held in the MCC-Chicago and a defendant in the el Chapo drug trafficking and money laundering case
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Grandmother of slain 8-year-old Gizzell Ford sentenced to life in prison

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Grandmother of slain 8-year-old Gizzell Ford sentenced to life in prison

- The grandmother of an 8-year-old girl who was found emaciated and strangled in a filthy Chicago apartment will spend the rest of her life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder, a Cook County judge ruled Wednesday. Helen Ford, 55, was found guilty in March of Gizzell Ford's "exceptionally brutal" slaying. "This was a heinous torture murder which took place slowly while Gizzell was imprisoned in Helen Ford's apartment," said Cook County Judge Evelyn Clay
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Albuquerque man on probation arrested for torturing dog

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Albuquerque man on probation arrested for torturing dog

- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is already on probation after he was arrested for torturing a dog. APD says they got a call about a dog yelping in agony late Thursday night in an alley near Lead and University. Officers arrived on scene and say they found Shaun Anaya punching a small dog in the trunk of a car
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Judge Grants Continuance in Lindsey Morrow’s Animal Torture Case

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Judge Grants Continuance in Lindsey Morrow’s Animal Torture Case

- WARREN COUNTY, Iowa – Another continuance has been granted in the case of a woman accused of neglecting the dogs she was supposed to be saving. Lindsey Morrow faces five charges each of animal neglect and animal torture along with charges of ongoing criminal conduct, 2 degree fraudulent practices, and 2 degree theft. Morrow operated Bully Breed Miracle Networking & Rescue in Warren County
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Police: Brother 'drop-kicked' starved Iowa girl, grandmother helped in torture

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Police: Brother 'drop-kicked' starved Iowa girl, grandmother helped in torture

- Sabrina Ray of Perry was unable to walk, talk or eat after her adoptive brother "drop-kicked" her down their basement stairs, according to law enforcement officials. DES MOINES — Sixteen-year-old Sabrina Ray of Perry was "drop-kicked" by her adoptive brother down their basement stairs and tortured and held captive by other family members before her death, according to law enforcement officials who announced three more arrests Wednesday in the case
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Man charged in kidnap-torture case faces explosives charge
MESERVEY, Iowa (AP) — A northern Iowa man accused of kidnapping and torturing his girlfriend is facing an explosives charge. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2t0csnJ ) that 41-year-old Charles Albright is charged with unauthorized possession of offensive weapons, a felony. A court filing says Albright broke Iowa law in Cerro Gordo County by possessing "a bomb, explosive or combination of such parts comprising an offensive weapon   Read More ...
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Trump breaking torture taboo, global laws threatened - U.N. rights boss
The United Nations' top rights official has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against Islamist militants. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein also lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May for threatening to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations, saying her words would give heart to authoritarian governments   Read More ...
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Worried by Donald Trump's "persistent flirtation" over bringing back torture: UNHCR official
Worried by Donald Trump's "persistent flirtation" over bringing back torture: UNHCR official The official was also critical of UK PM Theresa May for suggesting to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations The United Nations' top rights official has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against Islamist militants. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein also lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May for threatening to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations, saying her words would give heart to authoritarian governments   Read More ...
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U.N. rights boss: Trump breaking torture taboo, global laws threatened
The United Nations' top rights official accused U.S. President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against militants. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein also lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May for threatening to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations, saying her words would give heart to authoritarian governments   Read More ...
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Justices turn away appeal in Somali torture case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in the case of a Somali farmer who alleges he was tortured by a former Somali military officer now living in Virginia. The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that said part of Farhan Warfaa's lawsuit against Yusuf Abdi Ali could move forward. Warfaa claims Ali tortured him for three months in 1987 and 1988 before shooting him and leaving him for dead   Read More ...
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Justices turn away appeal in Somali torture case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in the case of a Somali farmer who alleges he was tortured by a former Somali military officer now living in Virginia. The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that said part of Farhan Warfaa's lawsuit against Yusuf Abdi Ali could move forward. Warfaa claims Ali tortured him for three months in 1987 and 1988 before shooting him and leaving him for dead   Read More ...
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North Korean horror: Newly exposed video reveals brutal tactics of Otto Warmbier's sadistic torturers
North Korean horror: Newly exposed video reveals brutal tactics of Otto Warmbier's sadistic torturers Many detainees are tortured into confessing crimes they didn’t even commit. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the treatment of inmates inside Kim Jong Un’s torture chambers and prison camps. The brutality of the North Korean regime was once again cast into the international spotlight following the death of 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier last week   Read More ...
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U.S. senators ask military to clarify role in Yemen torture
U.S. senators ask military to clarify role in Yemen torture Network of secret prisons across southern Yemen Pressure mounted on the U.S. Defence Department Friday after multiple 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 chairman of the Senate armed services committee, and the ranking Democrat, Jack Reed, called the reports "deeply disturbing   Read More ...
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Yemen to probe alleged torture of detainees by UAE, U.S. interrogators
Yemen to probe alleged torture of detainees by UAE, U.S. interrogators Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. A copy of the order issued by Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Daghr was obtained by The Associated Press. It said the investigation would focus on areas liberated by government forces from Shiite rebels known as the Houthis and their allies   Read More ...
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Yemen's government to probe alleged torture of detainees
SANAA, Yemen – Yemen's internationally-recognized government has created a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, a development that followed reports U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. A copy of the order issued by Prime Minister Abdu Dagher was obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. The six-member committee will be chaired by the justice minister and has 15 days to conclude its work and report its findings to Dagher   Read More ...
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Yemen's government to probe alleged torture of detainees
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's internationally-recognized government has created a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, a development that followed reports U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. A copy of the order issued by Prime Minister Abdu Dagher was obtained Saturday by The Associated Press. The six-member committee will be chaired by the justice minister and has 15 days to conclude its work and report its findings to Dagher   Read More ...
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Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports
Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports WASHINGTON – Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department 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 chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the ranking Democrat, Jack Reed, called the reports "deeply disturbing." The reports were revealed in an investigation by The Associated Press published Thursday   Read More ...
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