Alejandro told me to forgive my torturers
because they had confused me with Veronica Ortiz Hernandez, the woman in photos I was shown.
belt's blast to eight seconds, "that doesn't help a prisoner whose torturer
may be setting [the belt] off again and again," says Wood.
I want out of this nightmare, out of this past, out of this room with Alejandro and my torturers
. The key is the truth.
Are victims allowed to disclose the names of their torturers
during the public hearing sessions?
And when these acts are carried out at the request of a democracy, those who implement them have no secret society of fellow torturers
to turn to for social support or comfort.
I think if the torturers
believe in their torture, if they do not justify their inhumane behavior with something external (the uniform, the state, orders, etc.), they might go insane.
"We listened for two years to torture victims and then moved on to the torturers
," she said.
Amnesty International, which monitors the human rights violations of prisoners, explains that torture 'does not occur simply because individual torturers
The five Bulgarian nurses, Georgiev and al-Hadjudj were interrogated in the Libyan torturers
probe in August the same year, together with journalists and diplomats.
"One of the main reasons we asked was because one of our torturers
is absolutely massive, about 6ft 5ins and I thought it would be great to see the two of them going face to face.
Bulgarian prosecutors earlier had tried to pursue proceedings against the torturers
of the medics but received no response from Gaddafi's authorities.
They say that the executors have turned into torturers
who take away their souls only for some debt.