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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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According to details, Sindh CM has set up an inquiry committee to get to the alleged torturers of the boy, make up for the parents' grievances and providing justice to the victim.
It is not a question of taking revenge of torturers, she said at a meeting with journalists at the headquarters of TAP Thursday.
That's why interrogation techniques should be based on brain and behavioral sciences, not on the fevered imaginings of Hollywood producers that are believed by politicians, supported by lawyers and carried out by amateur torturers.
Then, someone among the necrosadist torturers who was upset that their feat was being denied decided to upload a video onto the Internet.
Agiza also alleges the torturers threatened to kill him.
Odette told her family that her torturers made one crucial mistake.
Now our judges' hands are tied, and they cannot tell vile murderers, cold-blooded killers, child torturers and rapists that they will spend the rest of their life in prison, because the European Court of Human Rights in their wisdom says it's inhumane and degrading to lock up anyone for life, everyone needs a second chance.
CIA Whistleblower who revealed Torture is still in Jail; Torturers walk Free Just a reminder that President Obama has not yet pardoned John Kiriakou, the CIA whistleblower who revealed the agency's torture practices Kiriakou went to jail on February to serve 30 months.
As director of Cardiff-based charity Theatre Versus Oppression (TVO), Dr Jennifer Hartley specialises in therapy through drama, running projects with torture victims and their torturers in South America, refugees in Africa and gang members in the US.
It also tries to educate torturers, colonial officials and settler colonial women about the real consequences of colonial oppression for themselves, their families, and the lives of their children.
One of the main reasons we asked was because one of our torturers is absolutely massive, about 6ft 5ins and I thought it would be great to see the two of them going face to face.
They say that the executors have turned into torturers who take away their souls only for some debt.