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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 top torturer will also be expected to get to grips with a Judas Cradle, a pyramid-shaped torture device on which the victim sits and is slowly impaled.
Museums not only display art and historical documents, but sarcophagi, weapons and even torture devices.
Pull-up bars became torture devices as school rooms were converted to cells.
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The core depicts the Vietnamese struggle for independence, but there are also enough gruesome torture devices on display to satisfy anyone's imagination.
Made on sheets of pastel-colored graph paper, these drawings of interrogation rooms, prisoners, cells, and torture devices exude a haunting magnetism, bringing to mind Susan Sontag's study of wartime images in Regarding the Pain of Others (2003).
which are filled with different types of carefully designed torture devices designed to test and improve the durability of the entire vehicle.
It will showcase torture devices such as a man-shaped metal cage where, in the Iraqi Olympic centre, Saddam's son Uday used to lock underperforming athletes for weeks at a time - and set them naked under the burning sun, the metal searing their flesh.