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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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Also included in the atrocity-facilitator category are national-level actors, including the guards who bring people to torture locations or guard them there, the doctors who certify that a prisoner was not tortured or who advise torturers about how much torture a person can take, and the notaries who verify that a prisoner has not been tortured.
Asked if the company has refused sales to "legitimate" law enforcement authorities who are known torturers, the Peerless spokesperson says the company refuses to sell to, among other countries, China, North Korea, Iran and Iraq, and has turned down sales requests from these and other nations.
Frank Chikane, a black South African clergyman who serves in the new government, has a similar view of his torturers.
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So there is a very direct line of transmission between the torturers who once threatened the free world and those who now claim to defend it.
2) However, I do not think that the category of torture lite is merely a dodge that allows torturers with liberal scruples to deceive themselves and others about the true nature of what they are doing, however readily it is so used.
There is the unnamed torturer, the Dew Breaker, so named because he shows up to dispatch opponents of the Haitian government at dawn before the morning dew has dried.
Instead, the hospital technician, freed with five other Britons by the Saudi government last month after nearly three years in jail, will target his torturers.
Victims said yon Wernich tried to become their confidant and then encouraged them to cooperate with their torturers, according to Alicia Peralta, a lawyer for the Permanent Assembly of Human Rights, which is representing many of the victims' families.
Tony Blair and George Bush should make urgent arrangements to stop this dreadful situation and bring the torturers to book.
In what way exactly does replacing one bunch of murderers, torturers and rapists with another bunch of murderers, torturers and rapists strike a blow for democracy and freedom?
Jesus prayed for His torturers, and we are required to extend compassion and forgiveness, even as Bishop Wilson did while being tortured in Singapore during World War II.