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Stories with subject: Acts of torture
  • Milwaukee man gets 30 years for 'absolute torture' of baby 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 7:16 pm

    MILWAUKEE - A judge sentenced a Milwaukee man to just over 30 years in prison Thursday for what she called the "absolute torture" of his baby girl.

  • Judge: No torture in case of Detroit boy found in basement story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 5:32 pm

    DETROIT - A judge dismissed torture charges Wednesday against the father and stepmother of a Detroit boy found in his basement after 11 days, saying she doesn't believe the story of a child who claimed he was so paralyzed by fear that he couldn't call for help during a highly publicized search by police.

  • Law professor to screen applications for Burge reparations 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 4:35 am

    CHICAGO - A law professor will review applications for reparations to be paid by a fund for victims of torture at the hands of a Chicago police squad headed by former commander Jon Burge.

  • Pennsylvania woman ordered to stand trial in torture death 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 1:51 pm

    PITTSBURGH - A western Pennsylvania woman accused of playing a role in the alleged torture and murder of a man during a robbery attempt will stand trial on homicide and other charges.

  • Report alleges widespread abuses, torture in Libyan prisons 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 12:59 pm

    TRIPOLI, Libya - A report by Human Rights Watch alleges torture and abuse are rampant in prisons under the control of Libya's internationally recognized government and allied forces in the country's east.

  • Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:19 pm

    MIAMI - A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from a wooden beam for three days and kept in total darkness for nearly a year, a legal organization that represents him said Wednesday.