Human Rights: Torture: a Worldwide Epidemic


Amnesty International details abuses in 98 countries

The victim could be a child of twelve or a man of 60. He could be a factory worker or a missionary. He might have been pulled arbitrarily from a crowd in a demonstration, or dragged away in the middle of the night before the bewildered eyes of his family. Perhaps he stole a loaf of bread, aided a guerrilla or disagreed with the President. Or maybe he did nothing at all.

What these people have in common is that they are the victims of a barbaric practice condoned and often encouraged by...

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