Latest Acts of torture News

The Latest: Washington Post publishes new Khashoggi column

Oct. 17, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 3:45 a.m. The Washington Post has published a new column by Jamal Khashoggi in which he...

The Latest: G-7 nations express concern over Khashoggi case

Oct. 16, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Foreign ministers from the G-7 group of industrialized nations say they are very troubled by the disappearance of Saudi journalist...

Moroccan girl tells judge about alleged gang rape, torture

Oct. 10, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

BENI MELLAL, Morocco (AP) — A 17-year-old Moroccan girl whose alleged gang rape and forcible tattooing sparked a public outcry has confronted in court the only minor among the 12 suspects accused of assaulting and torturing her. The girl, identified only as Khadija, was brought in through a backdoor for...

Mom charged with torture denied mental health diversion

Oct. 5, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California judge on Friday denied a request by a woman charged with the torture and abuse of most of her 13 children to be considered for a mental health diversion program, authorities said. Louise Turpin's attorney, Jeff Moore, made the request during a court appearance...

The Latest: Lawyer Clooney says client's Nobel sends message

Oct. 5, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney says the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her client Nadia Murad "sends a message that survivors of sexual violence must not be ignored, and that their abusers must be held to...

The Latest: Nobel winner stands up for persecuted minorities

Oct. 5, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Nobel Peace prize co-winner Nadia Murad of Iraq says she will share her award "with Yazidis, Iraqis, Kurds, other persecuted minorities and all of the countless victims of sexual violence around the world." She...

Victim of prison torture walks free

Oct. 2, 2018 3:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian prisoner who was brutally tortured in a video that prompted a criminal investigation has been released. The video that was leaked in July showed Yevgeny Makarov, an inmate at a prison in the Yaroslavl region, being beaten by men in guards' uniforms while lying handcuffed on a table....

European court rejects jailed Kurdish leader torture claim

Sep. 27, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a complaint alleging that imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan had been subjected to ill-treatment. Ocalan's lawyers complained that he had been tortured and threatened by guards on the prison-island of Imrali near Istanbul on...

AP NewsAlert

Sep. 26, 2018 7:44 PM EDT
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas has executed an inmate who asked jury for death sentence for torturing and drowning ex-roommate in 1998.

Convicted Danish submarine killer loses appeal

Sep. 26, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, lost his appeal against his life sentence Wednesday, shortly after he apologized to the victim's family. Madsen listened quietly as judge Jan Uffe Rasmussen read out...