- In that memo, it was asserted that inflicting severe pain constituted torture only if the perpetrator knowingly acted for the express and sole purpose of causing agony.
- The insurgency has led police to abuse detainees, using torture as punishment or to extract confessions, the report said.
- A practice of torture by police or prison authorities, either in the form of political persecution or in the context of Art 3 of the Convention, is attributable to the State.
- ‘We see asylum seekers every day who tell us the most harrowing tales of the mental and physical torture and trauma they've suffered,’ she said.
- Along with the other organisers he was sent to Drapchi where he suffered physical and mental torture.
- Many people who have had to flee their homelands will have suffered physical or mental torture.
- If the history was one of beating up someone, or tormenting or torturing someone, that is always relevant leading up to the act.
- The IHD state that there is always a high possibility that a person will be tortured in police custody.
- He believed that he would be imprisoned, tortured or possibly executed.
- If you seek pleasure with disregard for others you're going down a dark, lonely, depressing slide into mental torture a place where you wish you weren't born.
- The site was too much to take in, yet a firm imprint of what was before me was planted firmly into my mind, torturing me for as long as I live.
- I had my car back, so there wouldn't be any long, silent, bus rides to torture my mind with.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'distortion, twisting', or a physical disorder characterized by this): via French from late Latin tortura 'twisting, torment', from Latin torquere 'to twist'.
Words that rhyme with torturedebaucher, scorcher
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