Torture Animation

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Torture is when someone in authority intentionally causes severe pain or suffering for a specific purpose. Such as to get information or a confession out of you, to punish, intimidate or threaten you.

It can be physical, such as beating, forcing into a painful position or sexual, such as rape. It can be psychological, such as sleep deprivation or public humiliation.

Torture is illegal: outlawed internationally since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. And 156 countries have signed the UN Convention against Torture. All forms of cruelty and humiliation are also outlawed.

Yet some governments openly continue to torture despite their commitments. Others betray their people by carrying out torture in secret.

Torture

• is barbaric and inhumane
• is banned under international law
• corrodes the rule of law and undermines the criminal justice system
… can never, ever be justified

For decades, Amnesty has exposed governments who torture. We have had many successes, including the historic moment 30 years ago when the UN voted for a Convention against Torture – a groundbreaking step towards making the global ban on torture a reality.

6 COMMENTS

  1. THIS IS A PATHETIC WISHY-WASHY ADVERTISEMENT THAT DELIBERATELY AVOIDS ADDRESSING REAL ISSUES IN COUNTRIES SUCH AS THE USA AND ISRAEL, WHO PRETEND TO BE DEMOCRACIES. 

  2. First, I agree that torture is ineffective and gives the perpetrator pleasure, they are cowards and can't or haven't really been in pain.Second, the "good" countries, U.S., not mainly the govt but other peoples and religious organizations also practice this in various forms…not just physical. And what about Domestic Violence and other types as Bullying? Even here there are different types and methods. Humanity as a whole rewards torture, physical violence, against any thing alive or not alive. Humanity, although it has had many innovations and advances in many areas, Humanity is still basically a Stone Age in 80- 90% of their thinking, thought process. It seems a small percentage is or strives to evolve to a higher mental being. Unseen entities appear to be the force behind this Stagnation. I don't condone this behavior but in Extreme circumstances it may, only to a point, be necessary.

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