torture


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excruciating punishment

to subject (another) to extreme physical cruelty, as in punishing

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extreme mental distress

unbearable physical pain

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intense feelings of suffering

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the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

torment emotionally or mentally

subject to torture

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Law: Pakistan does not have any specific law relating to torture, although Article 14(2) of the Constitution expressly prohibits the use of torture for extracting evidence.
The report No Questions Asked: Intelligence Co-operation with Countries that Torture said that the use of such information and defending the legitimacy of doing so, "risks creating a market for torture intelligence".
It is indeed significant that on 12 December 1997, the UN General Assembly proclaimed June 26th as the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view 'to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the 'Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment'(UNCAT).
Les tortionnaires inculpes dans cette affaire ont ete condamnes a 2 mois de prison ferme ", a-t-il indique lors d'une conference de presse donnee, ce matin, a Tunis pour presenter le rapport annuel 2016 du programme " SANAD " pour l'assistance juridique et sociale aux victimes de la torture et du mauvais traitement.
A pet has a soul just like humans and if a person thinks it's easy to torture a cat then it's easy for them to torture a human," he said.
Health staff should routinely report to the prosecution any cases of torture identified during the performance of their duties," the organisation in its October report on cases of torture.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on Sunday was observed across the world to speak against torture, and honour and support its victims and survivors.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Peoples Party has said that neutralizing the Islamic Council's rhetoric promoting violence against women, are key areas to address issues in torture in the country.
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons message on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, observed on 26 June.
Torture is unacceptable even in interrogating terror suspects, said the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
The coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland), International Partnership for Human Rights (Belgium), Amnesty International and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) made a statement on Tajikistan saying torture is still widespread 20 years after the country acceded to anti-torture treaty.
On the recent revelations by the US Senate regarding the use of torture practices against the terrorism suspects who were taken to CIA's overseas jails following the 9/11 attacks, Prof.
Hundreds of torture methods used against Palestinian prisoners during interrogations conducted in Israeli prisoners have been observed by human rights organisations and prisoners' rights associations.
Eecrit par M'Barek Tafsi Ministere de la justice et des libertes Le ministere de la Justice et des libertes a renouvele son engagement de faire face avec fermete a la torture et de poursuivre son partenariat avec les associations des droits de l'Homme, en associant notamment des medecins proposes par ces organisations dans les commissions medicales tripartites, lors des expertises medicales.