torture

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form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels bastinado , falanga
form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed boot
instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg boot , iron boot , iron heel , the boot
form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin burning
punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed cruel and unusual punishment
offensive conducted by secret police or the military of a regime against revolutionary and terrorist insurgents and marked by the use of kidnapping and torture and murder with civilians often being the victims dirty war
use of electricity to administer punishment or torture electric shock
act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture impalement
instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person instrument of torture
instrument of torture consisting of a hollow iron frame shaped like the human body and lined with spikes to impale the victim iron maiden
torture instrument iron maiden , rack , thumbscrew , wheel
torture that is sanctioned by the state and executed by duly accredited officials judicial torture
form of foot torture used by the Chinese in which the victim's foot was placed between three pieces of bamboo and systematically squeezed kia quen
form of torture used by American Indians in which sensitive parts of the body were squeezed between two boards until the victim could bear no more kittee
form of torture in which the fingernails or toenails are removed nail pulling , nail removal
form of psychological torture inflicted by questioning the victim for hours prolonged interrogation
form of torture in which pain is inflicted by stretching the body rack
instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims rack , wheel
terrorist group formed in the 1980s in Sierra Leone; seeks to overthrow the government and gain control of the diamond producing regions; responsible for attacks on civilians and children, widespread torture and murder and using children to commit atrocit Revolutionary United Front , RUF
form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of all sensory input sensory deprivation
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