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One night he listened to a friendly old man slowly die alone in the next cell after a bout of torture.

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These were people who had just escaped the most horrific abuse and torture, and violation from their own families.

She wrote her resident’s thesis on political disappearances and torture cases archived by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey.

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The same month, President Buhari signed into law the Anti-Torture Act, which criminalized torture.

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Many of them live in secrecy for fear of torture and execution.

But Chechen leader Kadyrov does not think that Committee Against Torture was needed in Chechnya.

Torture, the UVa rape, police violence—we hunger for the facts, and then twist them.

He also wrote, “Torture is not a thing that we can tolerate.”

White House Must Decide Who Will Be Named in the CIA ‘Torture Report’

Looking for a place to go, Alyokhina called her friends at a local human rights center, the Committee Against Torture.

Torture may change your mind, as shame shall change your body.

Torture indescribable has made of me a writhing, moaning, helpless creature for the past few minutes.

Torture was still employed in capital cases to force confession even in Holland and France.

Hercules in all the extremity of his Torture does not fall foul upon Religion.

Torture was, therefore, at once employed to discover the hidden treasures.


On this page you'll find 150 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to torture, such as: misery, persecution, suffering, torment, ache, and affliction.

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