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torture

see HUMAN RIGHTS.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The Convention does not allow sexual torture during investigation.
He said that the police were aware of their responsibilities, and adding that they had arrested the accused involved in sexual torture of two brothers as part of their duty.
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It is precisely this problem that Papori Bora (2010) addresses in her reading of the Manorama Devi case in relation to the activism that followed her sexual torture and killing.
IT is worrying Baby P's mum Tracey Connelly has struck up a relationship with fellow prisoner Toni Hewitson who was convicted of sexual torture of a vulnerable woman.
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The non-profit organisation believes "Fifty Shades of Grey" not only promotes sexual torture but also encourages female inequality, stalking and abuse of power against women.
All of this paved the way for the exposure of the "Gentlemen's Club" at Dalhousie University, dental students who speculated on social media about the pleasures of inflicting sexual torture on female colleagues.
Bangladesh's homeless number more than 900,000, and there are reports that many are subjected to physical, mental and even sexual torture
soldiers were accused of abusing Iraqi detainees through physical and sexual torture before the facility was later closed.
Sexual torture was prevalent not just in the camps but also in many Eastern European towns and cities before deportation.
Systematic sexual torture still continues under Morsi