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United Nations Declaration of Human Rights-Article 5

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United Nations Declaration of Human Rights-Article 5

  1. 1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights<br />Hugh, Crump & Carney<br />
  2. 2. Right No. 5<br />Official Definition<br />No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.<br />DVD Definition<br />You can’t be tortured<br />
  3. 3. Torture/Cruelty<br />Nobody shall be subjected to any form of unfair treatment – through torture and/or cruelty<br />
  4. 4. Degrading Treatment<br />Nobody deserves to be subjected to degrading or humiliating treatment/punishment.<br />
  5. 5. Cruelty/Torture Statistics<br />This is a list of statistics relating to people being tortured at Guantanamo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other sites as of May 2009.<br />Date started: October 2001, after 9/11, after invasion of Afghanistan<br />total detainees ever in custody: at least 775detainees released without charge: 420current number of detainees:245<br />attempted suicides: hundredssuccessful suicides: at least 4<br />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<br />Number of detainees who have died while in US custody: at least 100Number of detainees deaths ruled a homicide: at least 30<br />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<br />American lives saved from torture-induced confessions: ZERO<br />http://www.warhw.com/2009/05/04/us-torture-statistics/<br />

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