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United Nations Declaration of Human Rights-Article 5.

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  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Hugh, Crump & Carney
  • Right No. 5
    Official Definition
    No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
    DVD Definition
    You can’t be tortured
  • Torture/Cruelty
    Nobody shall be subjected to any form of unfair treatment – through torture and/or cruelty
  • Degrading Treatment
    Nobody deserves to be subjected to degrading or humiliating treatment/punishment.
  • Cruelty/Torture Statistics
    This is a list of statistics relating to people being tortured at Guantanamo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other sites as of May 2009.
    Date started: October 2001, after 9/11, after invasion of Afghanistan
    total detainees ever in custody: at least 775detainees released without charge: 420current number of detainees:245
    attempted suicides: hundredssuccessful suicides: at least 4
    Number of cases of abuse: at least 330Number of detainees involved in abuse case: at least 460Number of US personnel involved in abuse cases: at least 600Number of US personnel convicted of abuse: 54Number of US personnel serving prison time for abuse: 40
    Number of detainees who have died while in US custody: at least 100Number of detainees deaths ruled a homicide: at least 30
    Number of tapes made by CIA showing torture of detainees: at least 92Number of tapes destroyed by CIA: At least 92Number of hours of video footage of CIA torture: hundreds of hours
    American lives saved from torture-induced confessions: ZERO
    http://www.warhw.com/2009/05/04/us-torture-statistics/