Torture
Danny Lee
Types of Torture
 Physical
 Psychological
“...any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is
...
Psychological Torture
Methods
 Blackmail
 Shaming and public humiliation
 Shunning
 Exploitation of phobias
 Being su...
Physical Torture Methods
 Beatings and physical violence
 Binding/contortion
 Blinding with light
 Boiling
 Bone brea...
Physical Torture Methods,
Continued
 Cutting
 Denailing
 Disfigurement
 Drowning, see also dry drowning
 Dunking
 El...
Physical Torture Methods,
Continued
 Garrotting
 Genital mutilation/forced circumcision
 Glasgow smile
 Hamstringing
...
Physical Torture Methods,
Continued
 Pressure points
 Rats
 Riding the Rail
 Sawing
 Sexual assault
 Scalping
 Scap...
Physical Torture Methods,
Continued
 Strappado/squassation
 Stress positions
 Ta'liq (torture) hanging from a metal bar...
Glasgow Smile
(also called Anna grin,
Chelsea grin, Chelsea
smile)
 Involves the cutting of a
victim’s face from the
edge...
Crushing/Pressing
 Use of stones (Aztecs,
English) and elephants
(Southeast Asia,
Romans, Carthaginians)
 Giles Corey – ...
Denailing
 Removal of fingernails
and toenails via pliers,
needles, crude metal
tools, wooden skewers
dipped in sulfur
Garroting
 Strangling of a victim
using a rope, fishing
lines, chains, wire, etc
 Catalan garrote
 Was used as late as
...
Hamstringing
 Cutting of tendons
behind the legs to
permanently cripple the
victim
Rat Torture
 Use of rats to attack
and eat a victim alive
 Tower of London –
Rats’ Dungeon
Strappado/Squassation
 Also known as “reverse
hanging”
 3 variants
 Still used today
 Machiavelli?
Flaying
 Also known as skinning.
 Used by Assyrians, and
medieval Europeans.
 2 types: flaying alive,
flaying after dea...
Tools of Witchcraft Torture
Tools of Witchcraft Torture,
Continued
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Rack
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  1. 1. Torture Danny Lee
  2. 2. Types of Torture  Physical  Psychological “...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. Psychological Torture Methods  Blackmail  Shaming and public humiliation  Shunning  Exploitation of phobias  Being subjected to interrogation for long periods  Extended sleep deprivation  Extended solitary confinement  Partial or total sensory deprivation  Threat of permanent, severe disfigurement  Pharmacological torture (use of chemicals)
  4. 4. Physical Torture Methods  Beatings and physical violence  Binding/contortion  Blinding with light  Boiling  Bone breaking  Branding  Burning  Castration  Choking/Strangling  Crucifixion  Crushing
  5. 5. Physical Torture Methods, Continued  Cutting  Denailing  Disfigurement  Drowning, see also dry drowning  Dunking  Electric shock torture  Tooth extraction  Flagellation  Flaying  Foot roasting  Foot whipping  Force-feeding
  6. 6. Physical Torture Methods, Continued  Garrotting  Genital mutilation/forced circumcision  Glasgow smile  Hamstringing  Hanging, drawing and quartering  Impaling  Kneecapping  Keelhauling  Limb/finger removal  Mancuerda  Oxygen deprivation  Picquet  Pitchcapping
  7. 7. Physical Torture Methods, Continued  Pressure points  Rats  Riding the Rail  Sawing  Sexual assault  Scalping  Scaphism  Sensory deprivation  Sleep deprivation  Sound  Starvation
  8. 8. Physical Torture Methods, Continued  Strappado/squassation  Stress positions  Ta'liq (torture) hanging from a metal bar.  Tarring and feathering  Tickle torture  Water cure  Water torture  Waterboarding
  9. 9. Glasgow Smile (also called Anna grin, Chelsea grin, Chelsea smile)  Involves the cutting of a victim’s face from the edges of the mouth to the ears.
  10. 10. Crushing/Pressing  Use of stones (Aztecs, English) and elephants (Southeast Asia, Romans, Carthaginians)  Giles Corey – Salem Witch Trials
  11. 11. Denailing  Removal of fingernails and toenails via pliers, needles, crude metal tools, wooden skewers dipped in sulfur
  12. 12. Garroting  Strangling of a victim using a rope, fishing lines, chains, wire, etc  Catalan garrote  Was used as late as 1940’s in Spain
  13. 13. Hamstringing  Cutting of tendons behind the legs to permanently cripple the victim
  14. 14. Rat Torture  Use of rats to attack and eat a victim alive  Tower of London – Rats’ Dungeon
  15. 15. Strappado/Squassation  Also known as “reverse hanging”  3 variants  Still used today  Machiavelli?
  16. 16. Flaying  Also known as skinning.  Used by Assyrians, and medieval Europeans.  2 types: flaying alive, flaying after death. Michelangelo’s “Last Judgement” Titian’s “The Flaying of Marsyas”
  17. 17. Tools of Witchcraft Torture
  18. 18. Tools of Witchcraft Torture, Continued Thumbscrews The Rack

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