While it was not the first crackdown on dissent under Maduro, the scope and severity of the repression in reached levels unseen in Venezuela in recent memory. Security forces and armed pro-government groups attacked protesters in the streets, using extreme and at times lethal force, causing dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. Authorities detained thousands of protesters and bystanders, many of whom have been subsequently prosecuted in military courts.
Images of brutality in detention centres such as Abu Ghraib seemed all the more shocking for the involvement of female soldiers. As a documentary examines their role, the scandals continue to pose disturbing questions about women in the military. Abu Ghraib.
He also believed that Slahi's interrogators had broken the law — tormenting him physically and sexually, and threatening the gang-rape of his mother. In Washington, D. Stuart Couch had been waiting nearly two years to start this job.
In the middle ages torture was used to extract information, force confessions, punish suspects, frighten opponents, and satisfy personal hatred. Historically, ancient Greeks and Romans used torture for interrogation. Until the second century AD, torture was used only on slaves.
Female interrogators tried to break Muslim detainees at the U. A draft manuscript obtained by The Associated Press is classified as secret pending a Pentagon review for a planned book that details ways the U. It's the most revealing account so far of interrogations at the secretive detention camp, where officials say they have halted some controversial techniques.
Torturethe infliction of severe physical or psychological pain upon an individual to extract information or a confession, or as an illicit extrajudicial punishmentis prohibited by international law and is illegal in most countries. However, it is still used by many governments. Torture is widely practiced worldwide: Amnesty International received reports of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in more than countries during the four-year period from to
The allegations were made in a complaint filed in May and the women gave their testimony to Chilean judge Mario Carroza this week. They are being allowed to raise the decades-old charges because of international human rights accords recently signed by Chile, said Carroza, a specialist in crimes against humanity who is presiding over the case. The women also are pressing Chile to update its year-old penal code to classify the rape of political prisoners and torture as political crimes, which would subject violators to harsher sentences than currently allowed.
The cop starts physically injuring the defenseless perp. For all intents and purposes, this is Cold-Blooded Torture. Usually indicates that there is some kind of Time Bomb hanging over the heroes' heads and the interrogator has decided that there isn't enough time to "play nice. Sometimes done after someone has refused to believe an Empty Cop Threat.
Rangers' knife-point interrogation in Vietnam. Torture device used by U. During the CIA-backed coup in Chile,
In medieval England, differing torture practices were virtually codified: male criminals were hanged, while women faced the "drowning pits" [source: Parry ]. The practice of torturing women sexually extends back to Roman times and surely even before then. Female victims were given to soldiers to be raped, or sent to brothels.