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Synonyms for torturing

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

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The DPO added that now the police had registered another case against the sub inspector Tahir Mehmood for torturing Yaseen.
The report argued that the police and security forces have not changed the way they deal with Egyptian citizens "contrary to popular belief," stating that "the policing practices are still the same, [and they still] depend on torturing the accused to obtain confessions, or even for revenge."
Arguably, in that sense battering and torture could be treated at par, regardless of the level of harm endured or torturing techniques employed by the abusive partner or state official.
I spoke to very high level officials in other countries and they say that if America is torturing openly, why shouldn't we?",he added.
Notorious: In spite of the prohibition of torture in the constitution, the military and state intelligence agencies are notorious for torturing people in custody.
Given this correlation, a torturer who has to physically assault his victim must find ways of reconciling the emotional distress caused by the act of torturing with the belief that the use of torture is justified--a process that can take some time.
In response to the standard objection to this kind of argument, namely, that it justifies injustices and rights violations, Bagaric and Clarke bite the bullet: "The more promising utilitarian response is not to attempt to deflect or avoid the conclusion that there may be some extreme situations where utilitarianism commits us to punishing the innocent or torturing individuals, but rather the correct approach is to accept this outcome" [30].
These are crucial and intriguing questions to anyone who feels that Rumsfeld not only bore major responsibility for the secret torturing of Middle Eastern detainees, but was also guilty of war crimes for his part in implementing an illegal and unjust attack on the sovereign nation of Iraq (along with President George W.
Rarely out of the headlines, the prison has been criticised for its imprisonment of detainees without trial and for its alleged inhumane interrogation methods or in other words torturing prisoners to make them talk.
It puts us in the company of the Stalins, the Hitlers, the Pinochets, and the Argentine generals who also found ethically comfortable reasons for torturing."