Posts tagged ‘torture’

September 23, 2015

I Knew It

by duncanr

treadmill120despite my portly paunch, I have never entertained the idea of visiting a Gym

I did go on a running machine once, not in a Gym, mind – but in a hospital check of my heart function

and that experience left me determined that . . .

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September 17, 2013

Family Disown Rape Victim

by duncanr

rapeYour 15 yr old daughter is held captive, tortured and raped by a man for 3 month

Eventually she escapes and goes to the police

The police give you the news your daughter is alive (if not entirely well following her ordeal)

What do you do?

Welcome her home ?

Smother her with love and affection?

Offer her physical and emotional support to help deal with the psychological scars from her ordeal?

Or tell her to piss off

You want nothing more to do with her –

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March 18, 2012

Reckoning with Torture

by duncanr

Before the September 11th attacks, the United States condemned torture, protested secret tribunals, decried disappearances, and challenged secret and arbitrary detentions. But a growing public record of official documents and testimonies makes undeniably clear that prisoners were tortured, abused, and in some cases even killed in U.S. custody since 9/11, and that officials at the very highest levels of our government authorized and encouraged the mistreatmen

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February 22, 2012

School Tortures Teen

by duncanr

In the dim and distant past when I went to school, my parents colluded with teachers to allow the buggers to beat me up. If I misbehaved in class or was rude to the teacher (Jeez, imagine getting all upset just because I told them to ‘fuck off’) I’d get hauled out in front of the class and given ‘6 of the best’ with a leather strap (the tawse). When I returned home with bruised hands, wrists and forearms, the only comment my parents generally made was that . . .

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June 1, 2011

We are all Hamza al-Khateeb

by duncanr

13 yr old Hamza al-Khateeb was arrested by Syrian Security Forces during a protest on Apr 29.

Held in custody for almost a month, his mutilated body was returned to his parents on May 24 –

Lacerations, bruises and burns to his feet, elbows, face and knees, consistent with the use of electric shock devices and of being whipped with cable, both techniques of torture . . . Hamza’s eyes were swollen and black and there were identical bullet wounds where he had apparently been shot through both arms, the bullets tearing a hole in his sides and lodging in his belly. . . On Hamza’s chest was a deep, dark burn mark. His neck was broken and his penis cut off.

If Assad hopes to suppress protests against his rule by brutal measures like these, he is sadly mistaken. On the contrary, news of Hamza al-Khateeba’s torture and death has stiffened opposition to Assad and may hasten the end of his rule. Certainly, a ruler who allows a 13 year old boy to be brutally tortured and mutilated has no moral authority to govern !!!

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April 7, 2011

Obama’s grandfather tortured by the British?

by NobblySan

No wonder the bloke doesn’t much care for us!

Many years ago, when Britain was finally being forced to hand back all the countries that it had nicked from the rightful owners, Kenya wasn’t to be left out. Their freedom fighters, rebels, terrorists, (call ’em what you will….) were known as the Mau Mau, and set about scrapping with the British colonialists.

Today, set against allegations of torture and sexual abuse in British prison camps, a few of the surviving Mau Mau are attempting to sue the British government in order to set up a trust fund, and so that they can live the rest of their lives in comfort and dignity.

March 13, 2011

Onion Torturer Arrested

by duncanr

Erick Mejia has been charged with membership of a gang that impersonated police officers in order to kidnap drug traffickers, then torture them to reveal where their drugs were cached before stealing them for themselves.

And why is this worth mentioning . . .

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January 10, 2010

Above the law.

by NobblySan

Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan

Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan

Does anyone remember this?

Well, believe it or not – here is the outcome.

It turns out that although this shifty sheikh was filmed torturing a grain merchant who lost his $5000 consignment of grain, he was actually unaware of his actions as he’d been drugged by another couple of shifties.

The drugee is free to continue his extravagant lifestyle, and the druggers are now behind bars.

Do we believe it, kiddies?

Do we bollocks!

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October 17, 2009

CIA Torturers :Modern Witchfinders?

by duncanr

Early 'water-boarding'

Early 'water-boarding'

In the Dark Ages (before electricity was discovered) the threat to a peaceful every day life was not ‘terrorists’ but ‘witches’.

Like terrorists, witches did not openly advertise their ‘calling’ but worked in secret. Fortunately, various physical ‘procedures’ proved effective in extracting a ‘confession’ from them and certain individuals (witchfinders) became adepts in applying those techniques.

In time, the number of reported cases of witchcraft in USA and Europe diminished – in part because of a growing recognition that if you inflict pain on someone then they will do or say whatever you want them to do or say in order to stop the pain – so called ‘false confessions’.

This lesson seems to have been forgotten by CIA interrogators ‘questioning’ suspected terrorists. Just as witchfinders pointed to the number of confessed witches as evidence in support of their claims that torture worked so too the CIA points to the number of ‘confessed’ terrorists as evidence that torture works.

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May 2, 2009

Torture Tape: UAE may act

by duncanr

Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan

Following international outcry over a videotape smuggled out of the UAE showing the brother of the the ruler of the UAE brutally torturing a man he claimed had cheated him, the UAE has issued a statement saying the case is to be reopened.

While not denying the tape was genuine, and that the perpetrator of the barbarous acts shown in the tape was indeed Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the UAE Ministry of Interior initially ruled that there had been no misconduct on the part of the police officers shown assisting the Sheik and consequently no action was required against them or the Sheik because the matter had been settled privately.

Now, the wide publicity given to the tape by bloggers and international news media and the negative impact this has had on the ‘image’ of the UAE and the risk this might have on tourism and trade has forced a rethink on the part of the Government.

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