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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In all the world there was none able to save him from the torture and the death.
From the tortures of my own heart, I turned to contemplate the deep and voiceless grief of my Elizabeth.
The opening ceremony for the exhibition Torture The International Outlaw will be held at 6 p.
PESHAWAR -- In commemoration of the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, SACH- Struggle for Change here on Thursday organized a round table discussion with a group of psychologists.
The EU will never give up its staunch commitment to the prevention and eradication of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which are unequivocally prohibited under international law.
para]]New research from Columbia Business School reveals the selective beliefs behind torture support[[/para]]
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.
The CIA's practices have found vocal defenders in Congress and elsewhere, and John Brennan, head of the CIA, has left open the possibility that torture will be used again.
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.
Dharamsala, June 28 ( ANI ): People in Dharamsala attended the first cut screening of documentary 'Through Flesh and Bones: Stories of Torture and Survival in Tibet' to commemorate the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
by Pajhwok Report on 26 June, 2014 - 12:10 KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to the prevention and eradication of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
With torture not completely eradicated, Amnesty International recently revealed through its poll for human rights that nearly half of the people around the world are in fear of torture when arrested.
CARTHAGE, (TAP) - Three years after the outbreak of the Tunisian Revolution, cases of torture have not yet been investigated, said participants in a ceremony held by the Presidency of the Republic on National Day against Torture.