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South African activist Steven Biko was tortured to death by the police while in jailMany police forces all over the world use torture to get information from suspected criminals.

South African activist Steven Biko was tortured to death by the police while in jail.

It was pure torture for Betty to make chocolate chip cookies for her son's class while trying to stick to her diet.

Waiting to find out if he had been accepted into the university he wanted was torture for Lawrence.

Security forces tortured and murdered hundreds of people in Chile during the regime of President Augusto Pinochet.

Two hundred years ago, it was considered acceptable to torture suspected criminals in order to obtain a confession.

Opposition members claim their supporters have been found murdered, their bodies bearing the evidence of torture.

Henrik Ibsen once joked, It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.

Because of his theories regarding the universe, Galileo was imprisoned and threatened with torture.

My children often like to torture me by playing their rap music in the house.

Gandhi once said, You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

In ancient China, silk-making was a secret art, and anyone who revealed the secret was punished by being tortured to death.

Someone once suggested that the language of Madagascar is a joy to listen to, but torture to pronounce.

In Kuwait, free clinics have been set up to offer medical and emotional support to people who were tortured or traumatized during the recent Gulf War.

The human rights organization Amnesty International has expressed concern about the continued use of torture and executions by the government and various rebel armies in Chad.

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

The gatehouse at Hever Castle contains a frightening collection of torture instruments, including axes used for beheading prisoners.

Discussion question: Do you think the police should be able to use torture to get information from criminals?


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