Latest Torture Stories
What makes soldiers abuse prisoners?
Allegations of widespread, sustained torture and other human rights violations by the Government of Sudan and Janjaweed forces against non-Arabic-speaking civilians are corroborated in a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine.
While government officials have argued that "enhanced interrogation techniques" are necessary to protect American citizens, the effectiveness of such techniques has been debated.
Use of torture around the world has not diminished but the techniques used have grown more complex and sophisticated.
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