The Truth about Torture and Enhanced Interrogations

1577 Words Jun 21st, 2018 7 Pages
The Truth about Torture and Enhanced Interrogations Beaten, broken, burned, bruised, tortured. Torture is defined as a “deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical and mental suffering by one or more persons acting alone or on the orders of an authority to force another person to yield information, make a confession, etc” (Torture). Throughout history, torture has been used for extreme punishment or unreasonably hateful oppression but more recently torture has been used to force the weaker willed into talking. Torture is an extraneous way to get any information or a needed confession from a suspect and it has very terrible effects on those who do the torturing and those who have suffered/are suffering through tortured. Even …show more content…
Most of these beaten people have been know to show tendencies of aggravated moods, bipolar-type mood swings, extreme anxiety during the day, depression, short and long term memory loss, incredibly shorter attention spans, and a lesser ability to find amusement in the activities they used to enjoy. Most researchers and doctors treating victims of torture note that all victims show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. These findings may lead to a new syndrome to have a more accurate diagnosis called post-torture syndrome (Torture). Professionals have found that torture victims cannot always accurately recall what all they had suffered through because of these mental disabilities. This is unacceptable. In 1982, in an effort to decrease the number of tortured victims, the United Nations General Assembly published a list of medical ethics that is available in many languages such as French, Chinese, Arabic, English, and Spanish. Sadly in 1998, of the total world governments, one third of these tortured their own citizens including homeless childrens, those dependent on different illegal types of self-medication, homosexuals, bisexuals, and any others who seemed corrupt (Torture). This morbid treatment is completely inhumane. In all honesty, is torture ever acceptable?
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