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torture

Sexology
noun The infliction of extreme pain on a partner to enhance the sexual experience, usually understood to mean in the context of BDSM role-play.

verb To inflict extreme pain on a partner to enhance the sexual experience, usually understood to mean in the context of BDSM role-play.

torture

(tor′chŭr) [L. tortura, a twisting]
Infliction of severe mental or physical pain by various methods, usually for the purpose of coercion.
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Assistant Secretary-General, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, New York; Leanne MacMillan, Director of Research Development, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims; Rosita Eriksson, Communications Officer, Association for the Prevention of Torture; and Colm OCuanachain, Acting Secretary-General, Amnesty International.
The event aimed at sensitizing the psychiatric service providers in order to have a better understanding of torture issue in the country.
But are torture supporters predisposed to view information gained through coercion as important and necessary, regardless of its actual value in stopping attacks and preventing harm?
The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Convention against Torture) came into force in Tajikistan on 10 February 1995.
Q: What do you think about the efficacy of the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) or the systematic torture methods used against the terrorism suspects held in the overseas jails of the US government?
And it finds that in no case did torture yield information that could not have been obtained by other means, while sometimes producing false leads and implicating innocents.
The Israeli rights group B'Tselem listed around 105 torture methods.
A non-governmental human rights organisation, Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) screened the movie which tells the story of Tibetan torture survivors.
Commissioning Globescan survey, out of the 21 countries surveyed, Amnesty found out that nearly half (44 percent) of correspondents fear torture if taken into custody in their countries.
They also called for joining efforts to unveil cases of torture and bring those involved to justice.
Torture in Egypt has become an "unwritten law" that is more powerful than laws and the constitution, a group of human rights groups said on Wednesday.
As we mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I call on Member States to step up efforts to assist all those who have suffered from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.