Another said that the police tortured
him in front of his children before shifting him to this detention center.
At least 41 detainees were reportedly tortured
by officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) using the "wheel of torture," a device that a detainee was forced to spin to determine what type of torture he or she would be subjected to.
Seemingly, those tortured
have the ability to ease their suffering through confession or surrender, but they have no real control over the duration and intensity of experienced and expected agony.
Ironically, political dissidents who are tortured
by state agents for holding some political opinions are seen as heroes, and honoured by the society, whereas women victims of domestic torture are stigmatized.
Mohamed, an Ethiopian who moved to Britain as a teenager, was arrested as a suspected terrorist in 2002 in Pakistan, and alleges that he was tortured
there as well as in US custody in Morocco and Guantanamo Bay, from where he was released without charge early last year.
"British nationals have also been tortured
while working or vacationing abroad." Sir Emyr regards torture as "one of the most serious crimes that can be committed".
It notes terror suspects allegedly being tortured
in Yemeni prisons and reports about secret prisons in Syria where inmates are allegedly being held incommunicado, the Associated Press reported.
While other texts have considered torture from the perspective of the one who is tortured
(for instance, Jean Amery's At the Mind's Limits), Ballengee's text considers torture from the perspective of the witness to torture.
Lebanese, French Organizations Express Concern over Allegedly Tortured
Detainee The Lebanese Center for Human Rights and two French organizations including Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT), have expressed deep concern over Faysal Ghazi Moqalled, claiming he has been illegally detained and tortured
by Lebanese authorities, allegedly for dealing with Israel, the Beirut influential daily AN NAHAR reported Tuesday.
In addition to legal and historical analyses, editor Thomas Hilde has chosen to include a number of essays that concentrate on the personal aspect of torture--on the experiences of the tortured
and on the mind-set of the torturers themselves.
Summary: "The healthy man does not torture others--generally it is the tortured
who turn into torturers." -- Carl Jung
It is here that Matthews contributes significantly to the torture literature: he exposes the extensive damage caused by torture, and explodes the myth that damage is done only to the person who is tortured
. As Matthews argues, in cases of torture, 'the individual is separated from the community and isolated.