Torture

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Torture

  1. 1. Presented By: Faiza Parveen
  2. 2.  Torture is often used to punish, to obtain information or a confession, to take revenge on a person or persons or create terror and fear within a population.  Torture, according to the 1984 United Nations Convention Against Torture is:  …”any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in, or incidental to, lawful sanctions.” --UN Convention Against Torture
  3. 3.  Some of the most common methods are  Physical torture include  beating,  electric shocks,  stretching,  Blinding with light  burns,  Genital mutilation/forced circumcision
  4. 4.  Rape  sexual assault,  Boiling,  bone braking,  Starvation  cutting,  Stress Position,  sleep deprivation,  Water Cure  Foot Roasting . Etc.
  5. 5.  Sensory deprivation  Sleep deprivation  Exposure to unpleasant sounds over a long period of time (like a large group of children suddenly screaming at the top of their lungs.)  Threat of permanent, severe disfigurement.  Pharmacological torture  Blackmailing  Exploitation of phobias; e.g., mock execution, leaving arachnophobias' in a room full of spiders  Being subjected to interrogation for long periods  Sleep deprivation  Solitary confinement
  6. 6.  Anyone can be a victim of torture - children as well as adults, young as well as old, religious as well as atheists, intellectuals and the uneducated alike.  Victims of torture do not suffer alone. Victims' families and friends are also greatly affected.  Local society is damaged both through the trauma inflicted on its members but also through an instilled awareness that basic human rights are neither guaranteed nor respected.  Freedom is not respected.  People are not respected.  The use of torture sends a strong warning to those within a political, social, or religious opposition, but also to normal citizens who cannot rightly claim to live in a free or safe society.
  7. 7.  People who have power over others sometimes use torture.  Some police officers are torturers. This may be because they want information, or want to force someone to confess to a crime, or simply don't like a person.  Some soldiers are torturers. They may torture civilians - people who are not involved in the fighting - or they may  torture enemy soldiers they have captured. Sometimes they torture people to get information, sometimes to punish them for supporting the other side
  8. 8.  Educate ourselves  We should respected to freedom.  We should respected to people.  Follow our laws  Talk about it. when you hear or read something about torture or detentions, talk to people about it.  Speak out.  Create awareness  Donated to an organization who working to end torture
  9. 9.  No matter who the torturer is,  No matter who the victim is,  No matter where it happens.  Everyone should feel SAFE  Whoever they are,  Wherever they come from,  Whatever they think,  Whatever they have done

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