American accuses Congo officials of unlawful arrest, torture

Air Force veteran Darryl Lewis poses for a portrait at his home, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Smyrna, Ga. Lewis filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington saying he was illegally held and tortured by two top-ranking officials in Congo's government. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)WASHINGTON (AP) — An American security contractor is accusing two top-ranking Congolese officials of ordering his detention and torture, declaring in a lawsuit that they demanded he confess falsely to being part of a plot to overthrow the country’s government.

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