Torture and interrogation tactics

Soldier man their position with a military vehicle outside the office of President Robert Mugabe, in Harare, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Zimbabwe's military controls the capital and the state broadcaster, Wednesday, and is understood to be holding 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 15, 2017 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one likes to own up to a coup. It's usually nasty business and it can bring frowns and punishment from abroad (even when nations might be rooting for the coup leaders). So it was this week as Zimbabwe's military forces placed President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house...
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In this July 18, 2017, photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He has tried to commit suicide multiple times because of the traumatic memories of his rape and torture. Raped, branded and beaten repeatedly, more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe have come forward to say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka’s current regime. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 09, 2017 - 8:47 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka says it will investigate allegations by more than 50 ethnic Tamils that they were abducted and tortured by police or army soldiers long after the end of the island nation's civil war. An Associated Press investigation published Wednesday offered detailed testimony from 20...
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In this July 20, 2017, photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #205 shows scars on his arms during an interview in London. The 22-year old, like the majority of the other victims, said one of his captors identified himself as a member of Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigations Department. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 08, 2017 - 5:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. Another man described being abducted from home by five men, driven to a prison, and taken to a "...
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Christopher R. Sharpley appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be confirmed as the CIA inspector general, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 18, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog has told Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy...
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Christopher R. Sharpley appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be confirmed as the CIA inspector general, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 17, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog told Congress on Tuesday that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, a Muslim Brotherhood member gestures from a defendants cage in a courtroom in Torah prison, southern Cairo, Egypt. Human Rights Watch, an international rights group, is alleging systematic torture inside Egyptian police stations and Interior Ministry headquarters where officers act in “almost total impunity.” In a 63-page study released Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2017, HRW said President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's pursuit of stability comes “at any cost.” (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
September 06, 2017 - 4:18 am
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has given a "green light" to systematic torture inside detention facilities, allowing officers to act with "almost total impunity." In a 63-page report released Wednesday, Human Rights Watch says el-Sissi, a U...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, a Muslim Brotherhood member gestures from a defendants cage in a courtroom in Torah prison, southern Cairo, Egypt. Human Rights Watch, an international rights group, is alleging systematic torture inside Egyptian police stations and Interior Ministry headquarters where officers act in “almost total impunity.” In a 63-page study released Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2017, HRW said President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's pursuit of stability comes “at any cost.” (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
September 06, 2017 - 1:19 am
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has given a "green light" to systematic torture inside detention facilities, allowing officers to act with "almost total impunity." In a 63-page report released Wednesday, Human Rights Watch says el-Sissi, a U...
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The Sri Lanka embassy stands in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Human rights groups in South America are alleging war crimes violations in lawsuits filed against a former Sri Lankan general who is now his Asian nation’s ambassador to Brazil and five other countries in Latin America. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 29, 2017 - 12:01 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Human rights groups in South America are alleging war crimes violations in lawsuits filed against a former Sri Lankan general who is now his Asian nation's ambassador to Brazil and five other countries in Latin America. The suits against Jagath Jayasuriya are based on his role...
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FILE - This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va .A settlement was announced Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in a landmark lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 17, 2017 - 7:26 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A settlement in a landmark lawsuit against two psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror marked the first time the agency or its private contractors have been held accountable for the program, legal experts said Thursday...
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FILE - This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. A federal judge in Spokane on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, officially denied a request to throw out a lawsuit against two psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 07, 2017 - 7:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Spokane on Monday officially denied a request to throw out a lawsuit against two psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. In his written order, U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush said a jury will hear the...
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