P. 7 Torture Presentation

Where is torture most commonly used?
• Torture is performed all over the world,
but the main places where it is at is:
– Iraq
– Pakistan
– China
– Syria
– Saudi Arabia
What are some torture tactics?
• The ancient torture tactics are
Judas Cradle
Saw Torture
Pear of Anguish
Breaking wheel
Iron Chair
Head Crusher
Rat Torture
Coffin Torture
Breast Ripper
Knee Splitter
What the church thinks about it
• The church is saying that it is a moral issue
that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
Judas Cradle
• Using ropes, a prisoner would be lowered
above the pyramid-shaped "seat" with the
point inserted into the anus or vagina. Victims
would be tortured by intense pressure and
stretching of the orifice, resulting in
permanent damage. In many cases, the victim
would succumb to rips in the muscle tissue
that would later become infected. Weights
would be added to facilitate the effect, often
resulting in death by impalement.
Saw Torture
• This was done either by sawing the individual
in half across or along the body length
Pear of Anguish
• This heinous contraption was used during the
Middle Ages as a way to torture women who
were accused of facilitating a miscarriage. It
was also used to punish liars, blasphemers,
and homosexuals. The device was inserted
into one of the prisoner's orifices — the
vagina for women, the anus for homosexuals,
and the mouth for liars and blasphemers
(which is why it's also known as the Choke
Breaking Wheel
• The device was typically a large wagon wheel
with radial spokes. Offenders were were
lashed to the wheel and their limbs beaten
with a club or iron cudgel. The gaps in the
wheel allowed the limbs to give way and
break. Disturbingly, the survival time after
being "broken" could be extensive, with some
accounts of victims living for several days prior
to succumbing to their mortal injuries.
Iron Chair
• This could go on for hours, sometimes days.
The spikes did not penetrate vital organs and
blood loss was minimized — at least until the
person was released from the chair. Death
often followed. The Iron Chair was often used
as a psychological instrument of torture;
victims would often confess after being forced
to watch other prisoners being tortured by the
Head Crusher
• The device, which is basically a vise for the
head, slowly crushes the skull and facial
bones. Even if the torturer stopped before
death, permanent damage to the facial
muscles and structure would occur.
Rat Torture
• To make it work, prisoners were completely
restrained and tied to the ground or any
horizontal surface. A rat was then placed on
the stomach covered by a metallic container,
which was gradually heated. The rat began to
look for a way out, which inevitably meant
through the victim's body. Digging through the
body usually took a few hours, resulting in a
painful and gruesome death.
Coffin Torture
• The accused were placed inside a caged coffin,
rendering them completely immobile. The
period of time was determined by the crime,
with some infractions, like blasphemy,
punishable by death. Victims were often put
on public display, where they would be
mocked and abused by angry locals.
Breast Ripper
• The device, which was often heated during
torture, contained four "claws" which were
used to slowly and painfully rip off the
breasts. The instrument would be latched
onto a single breast of the woman. Blood
sometimes splattered onto her children. If the
woman did not die, she would be disfigured
for the rest of her life
Knee Splitter
• The blocks, which were connected by two
large screws, would be turned and made to
close towards each other, destroying the knee
underneath. The technique would render the
knees useless. The number of spikes on the
blocks varied from three to twenty, often
depending on the nature of the crime and the
status of the prisoner
• http://www.military.com/video/operationsand-strategy/terrorism/a-second-message-toamerica/3763859346001/
Works Cited
• http://list25.com/25-most-brutal-torturetechniques-ever-devised/
• http://www.amnestyusa.org/ourwork/issues/torture
• http://io9.com/the-10-most-gruesometorture-techniques-from-medieval-e1626942115
• http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror

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