Five years after the Egyptian revolution, torture within the police force remains endemic. Those who speak out usually find themselves silenced.
US police said the 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29 and that some were found shackled to beds. One of the children notified police after she was able to escape the house in a town east of Los Angeles.
Prosecutors have revealed details about the "depraved conduct" of a couple who allegedly tortured their 13 children. The parents, who pleaded not guilty, face up to life in prison if convicted of multiple charges.
The government of Jamaica has declared a state of emergency after a rise in violent crime. The warnings are echoed on US, UK and Canadian government websites.
Several protesters in Cairo were reportedly injured and about 40 arrested after clashing with police over the death of a detainee. Cairo's security chief has said there will be an investigation into the man's death.
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