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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According to CHR Chairperson Chito Gascon, this step is important as committing to the INPM - a temporarily-installed protocol - ensures that the government is willing to prevent torture while legislation is still pending.
Todays UN resolution launches the process to establish international rules on abolishing trade in equipment whose only practical use is torture. It is a big step forward towards our goal of ending the production of these abhorrent tools said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrm.
'Torture is an atrocious crime that has destroyed the lives of all those who have undergone it.
The event was organised by NGO Human Development Organisation at the office ofthe District Public Safety Commission in connection with the International Day in Support of Torture Victims.
BEIRUT: General Security has denied allegations of torture and mistreatment of detainees made in a report published Wednesday by Amnesty International.
Rehabilitation centers and human rights organizations around the world celebrate the UN's International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26 each year.
The federal government on Wednesday restated its commitment in the fight against any form of torture and inhuman treatment in the country.
(TAP) -- President of the Observatory of Rights and Freedoms in Tunisia (ODL) Anouer Ouled Ali called on Wednesday the judges to be more efficient and more rigorous with those involved in torture cases.
The couple (https://www.ibtimes.com/turpin-family-update-parents-plead-guilty-charges-abuse-torture-more-2767316) pleaded guilty to 14 charges of torture, adult abuse, child endangerment, and false imprisonment.
Police culture has continued to prevail in Punjab despite funds worth millions as another torture cell set up privately by the police inside a factory in Lahore unearthed.
In what was termed as a landmark judgment, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that the lower courts were wrong to override the conclusions of a medical expert when considering forensic evidence of torture in a Sri Lankan asylum seeker's claim.
ISLAMABAD -- The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has recommended legislation for prohibition of torture by police and called for strict action against officials found involved in inhuman treatment of detained or arrested people.
The news that the US and the Palestinian Authority are (https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20181024-us-pa-plan-to-arrange-visit-of-cia-chief-to-ramallah/) planning for CIA Director Gina Haspell to visit Ramallah comes just as Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report which (https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20181023-hrw-pa-hamas-systematically-practice-torture-in-parallel-police-states/) accuses Hamas and the PA of torture. Titled "(https://www.hrw.org/report/2018/10/23/two-authorities-one-way-zero-dissent/arbitrary-arrest-and-torture-under) Two Authorities, One Way, Zero Dissent", is based on a two-year investigation during which 86 cases in Gaza and the occupied West Bank were analyzed.
It is common knowledge that torture is used extensively and on the rise in India
" Sur des milliers de plaintes pour torture, la magistrature tunisienne ne s'est prononcee que dans une seule affaire ", a regrette, mercredi, le vice-president de l'Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT), Mokhtar Trifi.