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torture

see HUMAN RIGHTS.

TORTURE, punishments. A punishment inflicted in some countries on supposed criminals to induce them to confess their crimes, and to reveal their associates.
     2. This absurd and tyrannical practice never was in use in the United States; for no man is bound to accuse himself. An attempt to torture a person accused of crime, in order to extort a confession, is an indictable offence. 2 Tyler, 380. Vide Question.

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The gender specific sexual aura of such brutality is explained flawlessly by Joseph Massad (2007) as the sexual torture of Arab males by British and Zionists in occupied Palestine and its recent strategic use by American personnel in Iraq.
Her childhood was robbed as she endured a decade of sexual torture.
As per details, one of the prisoners who recently got freed from Adyala jail informed on the condition of not revealing his name that the jailers are involved in frequent sexual torture of the under-aged prisoners.
This includes, I am embarrassed to say, sexual torture," he added.
Mumbai Women's groups have condemned the Indian government's decision to award a police gallantry medal to an officer accused of ordering the sexual torture of a tribal school teacher.
Military and security forces used torture including electric shock and sexual torture, mainly on men and boys in custody, as a "tool to instill fear," the UN panel said.
These cases involved mostly rape, physical and sexual torture, family violence and other incidents and some of them resulted from family negligence," he said, while referring to the growing number of rape cases in which those close to the victims such as friends and relatives have also been involved.
A DEPRAVED man subjected a woman to sickening sexual torture while holding her captive for nine hours.
But Maden, who hoarded extreme internet porn depicting the abduction, sexual torture, rape and killing of children, drugged and bound his unsuspecting niece before acting out his sick fantasies.
But father-of-one Maden, who hoarded extreme internet porn depicting the abduction, sexual torture, rape and killing of children, drugged and bound his unsuspecting niece before acting out his sick fantasies.
But Maden, who hoarded extreme net porn depicting the abduction, sexual torture, rape and killing of children, drugged and bound his niece before acting out his sick fantasies.