Revelations of state torture
and the chaos caused by corruption and economic mismanagement have been reported by brave Zimbabwean journalists, determined foreign correspondents, and courageous lawyers.
While I cannot argue the point here, there are good reasons to believe that state torture
is necessarily institutional, and thus the choice to torture logically entails a wide range of sociological and institutional harms.
1) Today, more than two decades later, health professionals in southern Africa face similar challenges as evidence accumulates of both systematic state torture
of political opponents and hesitance of doctors to speak out against human rights abuses that they see daily.
He too has suffered this violence, and his radicalism, like that of Sayyid Qutb, was hardened and then set in stone through the effects of Egyptian state torture
It takes a historical act of state torture
and says that that was in fact a gift that pleased God.
But may I direct your attention to Bangladesh, where state torture
is widespread and a blind eye is turned to abuse against Hindus.
The Christian tradition that underwrites the theology elaborated here offers -- as its primary icon of "how" and "where "God is present in the world and "who" God is in the world -- an image of a human being hanging on an instrument of state torture
, crying out to God, against God (Mark 15:34).