Methods Of Torture In The Spanish Inquisition

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The witnesses who were called to testify, had defended Marina Gonzalez with statements that unfortunately did not provide enough evidence to convict her of either crime. Because Marina Gonzalez did not admit to her accused sins, refused to defend herself, and her witnesses could not give sufficient evidence, she was forced to be locked up and tortured. There were three main methods of torture used in the times of the Spanish Inquisition; porto, garrucha, and toca. Porto would be a method of tightly bounding the victim’s limbs by rope and pulled until confession. Garrucha was where the victim was to be weighted by their feet and raised to the ceiling then jerked down.

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