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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 torturer allegedly boasted to his friends about the sighting and getting near the precious little royals -- Prince George, Prince Charles and Prince Louis.
Murdrer, sicko, torturer! He's got Pijin!" although I'm telling her she's "got it all the wrong way round" like as if Pigeon isn't Pigeon and doesn't have good ideas, and like Pigeon isn't "cleverer than Gwyn and you and me and everyone else.
It is not a question of taking revenge of torturers, she said at a meeting with journalists at the headquarters of TAP Thursday.
"The fact he has written 'Torturer' in his book shows I have some kind of hold on him, or I niggle him.
Torture deliberately disrupts these processes by mystifying basic divisions between the "rhetor" and his or her "audience." As the victim incorporates the aims of the tormentor through physical coercion, the torturer's power transforms into material reality even as the individual remains the "actual cause of his [own] pain" (Scarry, p.
Prior to this Australian/UK co-production, directed by Sydney born Jonathan Teplitzky, Eric Lomax had already participated in a film documentary of his life and reunion with Nagase, his torturer.
The Talmud records the idea that Potiphar purchased Joseph for the purpose of homosexual intercourse (TB Sotah 13b), while Onkelos explained that Potiphar served as rav katolaya, chief executioner, but Targum Pseudo-Jonathan adds a nuance by using the Latin term sapokleturia, recalling a specifically Roman soldier employed as a torturer.
The poem 'For my Torturer, Lieutenant D ...' was written in prison by the Algerian activist Leila Djabal who navigated the silences and challenges of gender, age and national identity (postcolonial).
When the protagonist in Dorfman's play Death and the Maiden contemplates violence toward a stranger because he is listening to a song the torturer at a Chilean concentration camp played while raping a captive, knowledge of both the author's and audience's perspectives reveals the complexity of the power of art.
A world-class water torturer takes revenge on a religious zealot who kills his own grandma in tyro helmer Park Soo-min's intermittently intriguing critique of belief, "A Confession." Some may bristle at what appears to be Park's pointed denial of God, while others will go with the director's claim that it's blind devotion he's slapping down.
CAGE fighter Alex Reid came close to losing his latest battle when he faced up to Warwick Castle's torturer.
In the US, Ohio-based Toby Franks has vowed to track down the torturer's IP address, which would pinpoint his computer.